Latest Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexican officials declare flooding emergency in 3 states

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal officials declared emergencies in three northern states Friday as heavy rains from a tropical depression caused flooding that killed at least three people. The Interior Department initially declared a state of emergency for 11 municipalities in Sinaloa state, where the deaths...

Newspaper in southern Mexico says reporter shot to death

Sep. 21, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter for the newspaper El Heraldo de Chiapas in southern Mexico was shot to death Friday as he left his home to work on a story, the publication said. El Heraldo said journalist Mario Gomez, 35, was attacked by two men outside his home in Yajalon, a town in a jungle area of Chiapas...

Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurant

Sep. 21, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say gunmen targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco's most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia says the attackers stopped in a car outside the restaurant and fired at a...

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

Sep. 21, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the city of...

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...

Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Sep. 21, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special...

Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet

Sep. 21, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges. Adm. John Richardson, the U.S. chief of naval operations, hosted the 23rd International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War...

Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in Brazil

Sep. 21, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The key economic adviser to Brazil's leading presidential candidate cancelled two campaign events on Friday amid a disagreement with his boss. Market-friendly Paulo Guedes, the main adviser of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, canceled events at the American Chamber of Commerce and...

The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Guatemalan man who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver(all times local): 3:30 p.m. A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. has been sentenced to 16 years in...