Category: Latin America

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 ...

staffFebruary 1, 2018

Cuba hands note of protest to US over internet task force

Cuba handed a note of protest to the top U.S. diplomat in Havana on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s creation ...

staffJanuary 23, 2018

Puerto Rico to privatize state owned power company

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Monday the island will privatize the assets of its state owned power company. Rossello ...

staffJanuary 23, 2018

Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon’s remotest regions

Peruvian lawmakers approved a bill that will allow the government to build roads in remote regions of the Amazon rainforest ...

staffJanuary 8, 2018

Dozens killed as wave of violence hits Juárez, Chihuahua

At least 25 people were killed over a course of two days, including 12 murders in two hours, in Ciudad ...

staffJanuary 2, 2018

At least nine dead in Brazil prison riot

At least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state ...