Latest Latin America and Caribbean News

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Nov. 15, 2019 10:27 AM EST

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — President Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet. By mid-afternoon, he and his ministers held an...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is forecast to head in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Raymond has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph). Its...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution

Nov. 15, 2019 8:14 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s most important political parties have agreed to call for a new constitution to replace one impose by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago. It’s a move that follows a month of turbulent protests in the streets. The agreement signed Friday calls for an...

EU acts against Colombia for slapping duties on fries

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is launching a case against Colombia at the World Trade Organization for slapping extra duties on fries from the bloc. The European Commission said Friday that it has repeatedly implored Colombia to lift the duties, ranging from 3% to 8%. The commission says the tariffs...

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation back into the streets

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth sailing, expounding his socialist dream in nightly television addresses and attending...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 15, 2019 12:43 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Evo Morales can’t run as a candidate in any new elections, even as the ousted leader contended he is in fact still the president of the Andean country since its Legislative Assembly has yet to accept his resignation. Bolivia was headed into...

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity said Thursday an Aug. 5, 2021, deadline is set for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Bolivia’s political crisis came to a head after President Evo Morales resigned and was granted political asylum in Mexico, while Bolivian...