Latin America Caribbean

  • Venezuela's Chavez active, upbeat on TV in Cub
    Untitled 2012-04-24 19:47:49 UTC
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared in video images for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, chatting with aides and relatives in an upbeat outdoor encounter that allowed him to show supporters he remains vigorous despite his cancer treatment in Cuba. The video...

  • Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case
    Untitled 2012-04-24 18:37:17 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice. The Ju...

  • US lessons in Afghanistan can aid Colombian troops
    628x471 2012-04-24 07:07:03 UTC
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta got a glimpse into how America's military's experience in Afghanistan is contributing to the U.S. counterinsurgency training in Colombia. While the two conflicts are no perfect match, U.S. military and defense officials said they can learn...

  • Report: Wal-Mart hushed up bribe network in Mexico
    Mexico-lead-1 2012-04-21 20:57:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A published report says Wal-Mart hushed up a vast bribery campaign that top executives of its Mexican subsidiary carried out to build stores across that country. The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. failed to notify law enforcement officials even after...

  • EU parliament slams Argentina's YPF seizure
    628x471-1 2012-04-20 18:29:53 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union parliament on Friday condemned Argentina's move to seize control of the YPF division of Spanish oil and gas company Repsol and demanded that the EU take action against Buenos Aires at the World Trade Organization. The parliament also called on the EU to look ...

  • Cuba's allies to boycott future Americas summits
    Cuba 2012-04-15 01:51:37 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Cuba's allies in Latin America declared on Saturday that they would stay away from future hemispheric summits if the communist island nation was not invited to attend. Increasing calls to end the ostracism of Cuba was a source of division at this weekend's sixth...

  • Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America
    Obama 2012-04-15 00:55:02 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - A prostitution scandal involving U.S. security personnel in Colombia threatened on Saturday to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America. In a major embarrassment for the United States at the Summit of the Americas attended by more than 3...

  • Colombia's Ocampo withdraws from World Bank challenge
    Untitled 2012-04-13 22:07:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo said Friday he was withdrawing his candidacy for World Bank president to allow developing nations to rally behind a single nominee to challenge the United States for the job. Ocampo said Nigerian Finance Minister Ngoz...

  • Cuban national soccer team player defects, seeks asylum in U.S.
    Cuba 2012-04-11 01:45:44 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A Cuban national soccer player who disappeared from his team while in Nashville, Tennessee, for an Olympic qualifying tournament has defected and is seeking asylum in the United States, his attorney said on Tuesday. Yosmel de Armas was in Nashville for the socc...

  • Early History of the Alamo: Battle of the Alamo
    The_battle_of_the_alamo_during_texas%e2%80%99_war_for_independence_from_mexico_ 2021-01-12 21:27:02 UTC
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  • Body Of A Man Was Tossed From A Plane, Landed On A Hospital Roof
    Body_of_a_man_was_tossed_from_a_plane__landed_on_a_hospital_roof 2017-04-12 20:32:13 UTC
    By Gabriel Stargardter | MEXICO CITY — The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers. The b...