AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:50:07 -0500 Venezuela opposition to skip planned meeting with government Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:47:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT--Venezuela-Political.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Political.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-68ba CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition said Tuesday it would skip a meeting with the government, endangering ongoing talks aimed at diffusing the country's political crisis. Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/CB--Cuba-Mourning.Over/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Mourning.Over c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6ab1 HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality. Mexico awards first deep-water oil agreement Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:11:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT--Mexico-Oil/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Oil c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d00 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex said Monday that it has awarded its first contract with a private firm for a joint operating agreement in deep-water oil drilling. Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in gunbattle with patrol of marines Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:02:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT-Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6b97 VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gunbattle with a patrol of Mexican marines. El Salvador congress strips ex-defense minister of immunity Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:10:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT--El.Salvador-Defense.Minister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--El.Salvador-Defense.Minister c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6bd6 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's congress has voted to strip a former defense minister of immunity from prosecution, so he can be faced with accusations he used his position for arms trafficking. Chile court OK's extradition in 1976 car bombing in US Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:49:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT--Chile-Pinochet-Assassination/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Chile-Pinochet-Assassination c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cae SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can file an extradition request to the United States for two former secret police agents wanted for a 1976 car bombing in Washington that killed a former Chilean ambassador and a U.S. citizen. Colombians protest over rape, killing of 7-year-old girl Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:12:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT--Colombia-Child.Rape/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Colombia-Child.Rape c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6c20 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment. Mexico minimum wage rises to 80 pesos, falls in dollar terms Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:55:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT--Mexico-Minimum.Wage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Minimum.Wage c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6c3a MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has increased its minimum wage to just over 80 pesos a day, though its dollar value is down due to the peso's devaluation. Bolivia: Crashed jet's company left trail of unpaid debts Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:33:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/06/LT--Colombia-Air.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Colombia-Air.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6c5f LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The airline involved in last week's crash in the Andes left a trail of unpaid bills that forced Bolivia's air force to seize two planes and briefly jail one of the company's owners, Bolivian Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira said Monday. Defendant in recovery doesn't halt 9/11 case at Guantanamo Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:44:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/CB-Guantanamo-Sept-11-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Guantanamo-Sept-11-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d14 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A U.S. military judge turned down a request Monday to halt the latest round of Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay while one of five defendants recovers from a surgical procedure. Justice suspends president of Brazil's Senate from duties Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:04:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT--Brazil.Political.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Brazil.Political.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d15 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court justice suspended the president of Brazil's Senate from his duties as the body's leader Monday, hitting another key ally of President Michel Temer. Brazil's government proposes setting retirement age at 65 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:13:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT-Brazil-Economy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Brazil-Economy c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6d33 SAO PAULO (AP) — The government is proposing that Brazil's minimum retirement age be set at 65 as part of an overhaul to a pension system many say is unsustainable. Mexico president creates 4 new protected biological reserves Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:41:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT-Mexico-Environment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Environment c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6e10 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president signed decrees creating four new biological reserves and five other protected areas Monday, setting aside about 160 million acres (65 million hectares) for environmental conservation. Argentina prosecutor: Priests abused at least 22 children Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:28:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/05/LT--Argentina-Italy-Priest.Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Italy-Priest.Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6dcb BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least 22 children were sexually abused by two priests at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina, an investigating prosecutor said Monday. Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:18:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/CB--Cuba-Castro/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Castro c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-774b SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolute power for nearly a half century. Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:36:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/LT-Brazil-Corruption-Probe-1st-Ld-Writethru/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Brazil-Corruption-Probe-1st-Ld-Writethru c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-74f6 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes. AP PHOTOS: In Cuba, a near-religious farewell to Castro Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:05:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/CB--Cuba-A.Farewell.to.Castro-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-A.Farewell.to.Castro-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7363 In Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, hundreds of thousands paid tribute to images of Fidel Castro and signed oaths of loyalty to the socialist system he created. On the lonely roads of eastern Cuba, crowds waited for hours to salute the casket holding his ashes. Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:03:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/CB--Cuba-Castro-Cemetery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Castro-Cemetery c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-774f SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti. Key dates in Fidel Castro's government in Cuba Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:41:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/CB-Fidel-Castro-Key-Events/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Fidel-Castro-Key-Events c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-753a Key events in Cuba under Fidel Castro: A look at the life of Fidel Castro Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:40:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2016/12/04/CB--Fidel.Castro-Bio.Box/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Fidel.Castro-Bio.Box c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-754c NAME: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.