Latest South America News

Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America

Jun. 30, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America was expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific, forecasters said Thursday. ...

Ecuador: Agreement ends 18 days of strikes

Jun. 30, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government and the country’s main Indigenous group reached an agreement Thursday to end 18 days of often-violent strikes that had virtually paralyzed the country and killed at least four people. The deal, which includes a decrease in the price of...

Peru home build vexed by 'the neighbors' -- Inca-era mummies

Jun. 30, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hipólito Tica had saved for decades to finally build himself a proper house in a working class neighborhood of Lima. His problem was what to do about “the neighbors” — as he called the centuries-old mummies buried below. The mechanic had known they were...

Disturbance in Caribbean likely to become tropical storm

Jun. 29, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely...

Brazil bank CEO resigns over sexual harassment claims

Jun. 29, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The head of Brazilian state-run bank Caixa Economica Federal resigned Wednesday amid a sexual harassment investigation against him. The website Metrópoles reported Tuesday that prosecutors were investigating accusations by at least five staffers against Pedro...

US women beat Colombia 2-0; World Cup qualifying next

Jun. 29, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 77th minute after a lengthy lightning delay, and the U.S. women beat Colombia 2-0 on Tuesday night in their final tuneup ahead of World Cup qualifying. The United States extended its unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning...

Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America

Jun. 28, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center on Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising prices and shortages of...

Fire kills 51 after apparent riot attempt at Colombia prison

Jun. 28, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 51 people and injured more than 20 others, authorities said Tuesday. The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that it's not clear if all of the dead were...

Mexico slates 2 WCup warmups in US but missing some regulars

Jun. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

Mexico will play a pair of World Cup warmups in September but is likely to be missing its European-based players because the matches are not on FIFA international fixture dates. No. 12 Mexico said Tuesday it will play 21st-ranked Peru on Sept. 24 at Pasadena, California, and No. 17...

Colombia truth commission gives scathing report on civil war

Jun. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Truth Commission presented its final report on Colombia’s armed conflict Tuesday, urging the government, military and rebel groups that are still fighting in the countryside to recognize the suffering victims have endured and ensure that political disputes are no...