Category: Latin America

staffApril 23, 2018

Nicaragua leader scraps pension reform after deadly riots

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country since ...

staffApril 23, 2018

Canadian lynched in Peru as locals accuse him of murder

Officials in Peru are investigating the lynching of a Canadian man in the remote Amazon region of Peru. Police found ...

staffApril 21, 2018

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of clashes between police and opponents of changes to the ...

staffApril 18, 2018

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba’s lawmakers say Miguel Díaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Raúl Castro, bringing the family’s decades-long rule to an ...

staffApril 10, 2018

Colombian FARC leader arrested on drug trafficking charge

One of the top leaders of Colombia’s former rebel group, the Farc, has been arrested in Bogota following a request ...

staffApril 5, 2018

Brazil’s Lula must start prison term

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme ...

staffApril 1, 2018

Seven police killed in Mexico prison riot

Seven police were killed Sunday trying to put down a riot at a prison in eastern Mexico, authorities said, the ...

staffMarch 11, 2018

Colombia’s former guerrillas face first electoral test

BOGOTA – Colombia’s former leftist guerrillas face their first electoral test as a political party Sunday in congressional voting also ...

staffFebruary 17, 2018

Helicopter crashes after Mexican quake; 2 killed

The latest on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit southern Mexico at 7:55 a.m. A military helicopter carrying Mexico’s interior ...

staffFebruary 2, 2018

Fidel Castro’s eldest son commits suicide

The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was ...