AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:07:09 -0400 Currency crisis has Venezuelans struggling to call abroad Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:01:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/31/LT-Venezuela-Telephone-Cutoff-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Telephone-Cutoff- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3c56 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are struggling to call abroad as telephone carriers fall behind on payments to international partners amid a currency crisis that is leaving the country increasingly cut off from the rest of the world. State police commander, 3 others killed in southern Mexico Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:28:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT--Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:39de ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Men armed with rifles killed a police commander Thursday in the capital of the restive southern Mexico state of Guerrero, and officers pursuing the suspected attackers killed three people about two hours later, authorities said. Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:46:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT--Venezuela-Beer.Company/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Beer.Company c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:39af CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:43:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT-Mexico-Religious-Procession-Hit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Religious-Procession-Hit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3791 MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll rose to 27 on Thursday and authorities listed 149 others as injured after a truck lost control and slammed into a religious procession in a central Mexico town. Mexico to spend $9.1 million on seaweed cleanup Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:29:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/31/LT-Mexico-Seaweed-Invasion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Seaweed-Invasion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3b89 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they will spend about $9.1 million and hire 4,600 temporary workers to clean up mounds of seaweed that have accumulated in recent weeks along the Caribbean coast. Mexico issues warrant for extradition of escaped 'El Chapo' Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:55:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT-Mexico-Drug-lord-Extradition/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Drug-lord-Extradition c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3a17 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States. Mexico ups dollar auction to $200 million to boost peso Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:03:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT--Mexico-Peso/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Peso c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:38be MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank said Thursday it will increase dollar auctions from $52 million to $200 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the badly weakened peso. Guatemala court lifts immunity for 3 lawmakers in graft case Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:33:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT-Guatemala-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Guatemala-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:39ae GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Court has withdrawn the immunity from prosecution for three members of congress with alleged links to corruption. AP investigation finds virus levels of Rio de Janeiro Olympic waters equivalent to raw sewage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:03:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:34b0 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — AP investigation finds virus levels of Rio de Janeiro Olympic waters equivalent to raw sewage. Truck hits religious procession in Mexico, 16 dead, 30 hurt Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:03:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT-Mexico-Religious-Procession-Hit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Religious-Procession-Hit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:34b1 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A truck went out of control after apparently losing its brakes and slammed into a religious procession on the main street of a central Mexico town Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring 30, authorities said. El Salvador arrests gang leader suspected in bus attacks Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/30/LT-El-Salvador-Bus-Strike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-El-Salvador-Bus-Strike c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3400 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a gang believed responsible for a string of threats and attacks on bus drivers that has disrupted public transportation in El Salvador's capital, prosecutors said Wednesday. Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:34:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Mexico-Uber.Wars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Uber.Wars c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:33b9 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital. Colombia-Venezuela border closed after merchant's death Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:22:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT-Colombia-Venezuela-Border/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Colombia-Venezuela-Border c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:339b BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian street vendors clashed for hours with Venezuela's national guard Wednesday after an alleged Colombian smuggler was killed, leading authorities to briefly close the main border crossing between the two countries. Mexico declares 1st 'alert' over violence against women Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:48:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Mexico-Violence.Against.Women/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Violence.Against.Women c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3303 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists on Wednesday hailed the Mexican federal government's first-ever "gender alert," declared for a central state in response to a high incidence of killings and disappearances of women. Orphanage founder returns to Haiti after US jury ruling Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:43:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/CB--Haiti-Orphanage.Founder/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Haiti-Orphanage.Founder c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:328d PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. citizen who founded a Haiti orphanage for boys returned to the Caribbean country Wednesday after a U.S. jury ordered an activist to pay $14.5 million in damages for falsely accusing him of sexually abusing children in his care. Argentina's foreign minister questions Iran nuclear deal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:20:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT-Argentina-Iran-Nuclear-Deal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Argentina-Iran-Nuclear-Deal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:32d3 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country. Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:03:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Chile-Dictatorship-Burning.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Chile-Dictatorship-Burning.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2e4c SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done. Mexico sentences 5 men to 697 years for killings of 11 women Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:43:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Mexico-Women.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Women.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2e02 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Tuesday that they had won "historic" convictions and sentences of 697 years in prison against five men for killing 11 women near the border city of Ciudad Juarez. 5.9 quake shakes Colombia-Panama border region Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:35:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Colombia-Earthquake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Colombia-Earthquake c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2d33 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries. Mexico to clean seaweed from coast, monitor floating masses Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:02:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/07/29/LT--Mexico-Seaweed.Invasion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Seaweed.Invasion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2d53 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they are working to clean sargassum seaweed from 112 miles (180 kilometers) of the country's Caribbean coast and will try to prevent more from coming ashore.