AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:19:32 -0400 AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:03:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/24/LT--The.Week.That.Was.in.Latin.America-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--The.Week.That.Was.in.Latin.America-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4022 This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean that were published in the last week. US, 13 other nations demand Venezuela hold elections soon Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:47:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/24/LT--US-Venezuela/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--US-Venezuela c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4173 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and group of 13 nations across the Americas on Thursday called on Venezuela's government to hold elections and immediately free political prisoners, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration. Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:55:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/CB-Puerto-Rico-Economic-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Puerto-Rico-Economic-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4216 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances amid a dire economic crisis announced Thursday that it appointed Ukraine's former finance minister as its executive director. 29 inmates tunnel out of northern Mexico prison Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:25:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT-Mexico-Prison-Break/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Prison-Break c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4307 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of 29 inmates have tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said Thursday. Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:39:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT-Peru-Floods/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Peru-Floods c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-423c LIMA, Peru (AP) — Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband. Mexican journalist shot dead in northern state of Chihuahua Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:01:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT--Mexico-Journalist.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Journalist.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4395 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican reporter was gunned down in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday, becoming the third journalist to be killed this month in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers. Argentina's Fernandez to face trial in state fraud case Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT--Argentina-Ex-President.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Ex-President.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-43c1 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A judge in Argentina has ordered former President Cristina Fernandez to face trial in a case where she is accused of defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT-Argentina-Syrian-Migrants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Argentina-Syrian-Migrants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-45d7 SAN LUIS, Argentina (AP) — George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms. Mexico seizes 4th drug flight this year in Baja California Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:08:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/23/LT-Mexico-Drugs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Drugs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4652 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal police and army have seized a small airplane carrying nearly 700 pounds (315 kilograms) of cocaine, about half that much meth and 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of heroin in Baja California state. Striking Argentine teachers stage protest march in capital Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:08:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/LT-Argentina-Teachers-Strike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Argentina-Teachers-Strike c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-47ae BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tens of thousands of Argentine teachers marched in the capital Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike challenging the administration of President Mauricio Macri. Puerto Rico's sole deal with bondholders in jeopardy Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/CB-Puerto-Rico-Economic-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Puerto-Rico-Economic-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4781 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after federal control board officials said Wednesday that they would support the U.S. territory's push to amend the agreement. Coast Guard searches for man who fell from cruise ship Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:53:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/US--Cruise.Ship.Passenger.Overboard/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US--Cruise.Ship.Passenger.Overboard c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4782 MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Florida man who fell off a Carnival cruise ship near Cuba. Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:06:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/LT-Guatemala-The-Fire-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Guatemala-The-Fire-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-49f0 GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:25:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/LT--Guatemala-The.Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Guatemala-The.Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4bab GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El Chapo Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:44:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/22/US--El.Chapo.Prosecution/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US--El.Chapo.Prosecution c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4c27 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over jail conditions that the lawyers claim are so stressful he's hallucinating about music. New prime minister urges Haitians to heal deep divisions Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:34:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/21/CB--Haiti-Prime.Minister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Haiti-Prime.Minister c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4f7e PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's new prime minister on Tuesday urged this deeply polarized country to bridge divisions, and he vowed to bring steady advances even while acknowledging that the struggling nation has no shortage of accelerating problems. Haiti police dispute there was attempt on Aristide's life Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:03:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/21/CB--Haiti-Aristide.Attacked/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Haiti-Aristide.Attacked c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4d84 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police on Tuesday rejected claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's lawyers and associates that the twice-elected, twice-ousted former leader was the target of an assassination attempt. Brazil's president: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment' Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:02:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/21/LT--Brazil-Meatpacking-Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Brazil-Meatpacking-Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4fb4 SAO PAULO (AP) — President Michel Temer called Brazil's scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation. Brazil's Petrobras posts $4.8 billion loss in 2016 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:06:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/21/LT-Brazil-Petrobras/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Brazil-Petrobras c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4cf9 SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's state-run oil company says it posted a $4.8 billion loss in 2016 mainly because of a reduction in the value of assets it needs to sell to lower a debt estimated at more than $100 billion. At least 7 killed in drug gang shootouts in northern Mexico Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:58:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2017/03/21/LT--Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4d49 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say at least seven people were killed in a series of shootouts between drug gangs in the northern border state of Chihuahua.