Latest Latin America and Caribbean News

In Cuba, divisions over law to allow same-sex marriage

Oct. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Adiel and Lachi are anxious to get married, perhaps dressed in black, in a ceremony by the seashore. The idea bothers the Rev. Moises de Prada, who like many of his parishioners opposes a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Cuba. ...

Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war

Oct. 19, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. ...

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

Oct. 19, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe will have to ration...

Protest strike shuts down Haiti amid search for missionaries

Oct. 19, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A protest strike shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation in a new blow to Haiti's anemic economy, and unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown Tuesday in anger over worsening crime as authorities try to rescue 17 kidnapped members...

Ecuador's president decrees state of emergency over crime

Oct. 18, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency Monday to confront drug trafficking and other crimes in Ecuador, saying the military and police will take to the streets to provide security. In a national broadcast, the president said that...

Mexico City brings charges against 10 in subway collapse

Oct. 18, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Monday they have brought criminal charges against 10 “individuals and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ulises Lara, the...

6 people, including 1 American, slain at ranch in Costa Rica

Oct. 18, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Six people, including a U.S. man, were killed in what may have been a robbery at the American’s ranch in Costa Rica, the national detectives’ agency said Monday. The agency identified the American as Steve Sandusky, but did not offer a...

Mexican president promises to help US in climate push

Oct. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday to help the U.S. government push for stronger action on climate change. Speaking at an event with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, López Obrador said that “we are going to support the...

6 people, including 1 American, slain at ranch in Costa Rica

Oct. 18, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Six people, including a U.S. man, were killed in what may have been a robbery at the American’s ranch in Costa Rica, the national detectives’ agency said Monday. The agency identified the American as Steve Sandusky, but did not offer a...

Strikers protest Haiti's lack of security after kidnappings

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The usually chaotic streets of Haiti’s capital were quiet and largely empty Monday as thousands of workers angry about the nation’s lack of security went on strike in protest two days after 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group were abducted by a...