Latin America Caribbean
NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture
2018-02-22 17:52:49 UTC
CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.
Mexico is on track to buy more Brazilian corn in 2018, which woul...
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
The problem of what to do about the ...
Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
Francis, whose defense of migrants and refugees has been a key theme of his nea...
Trump turns to Supreme Court to end DACA program for immigrants
2018-01-16 22:48:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children....
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Caribbean Islands/ Honduras, tsunami warning for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
2018-01-10 04:13:26 UTC
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to t...
200,000 Salvadoran immigrants will lose their right to remain in the U.S.
2018-01-08 20:45:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to tighten immigration enforcement.
The United Sta...
Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat.
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera looked set for a return to o...
Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation:
"The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that unden...
Trump Says 'Big Decisions' Need to Be Made About Rebuilding Puerto Rico
2017-09-29 14:13:05 UTC
President Donald Trump on Friday said that “big decisions” loom about the cost of rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of two severe hurricanes while relaying praise he said his administration had received from the island’s governor for its recovery and aid efforts.
“Puerto Rico Governor Rica...
Puerto Rico Evacuates Area Threatened by Dam
2017-09-26 15:09:06 UTC
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
Much of the Caribbean island, a U.S. territory with a p...
Sanctions: Venezuela Government Accuses Canada of 'submitting to Trump'
2017-09-23 17:41:38 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government criticized Canada’s Friday announcement of targeted sanctions against 40 of its senior officials, accusing Ottawa of “submission” to U.S. President Donald Trump in a bid to overthrow the South American country’s leftist administration.
Canada’s move, ...
Hurricane Maria Brings Destruction to Puerto Rico
2017-09-20 22:02:54 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, bringing widespread flooding and knocking out power across the island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
Maria, the ...
Mexicans Hastily Dig Through Collapsed Buildings
2017-09-20 16:38:40 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225.
Rescuers Search Collapsed School: Mexico Quake Toll Hits 225
2017-09-20 15:34:12 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation.
Castro Responds to US Diplomats' Head Injuries in Cuba
2017-09-17 18:46:10 UTC
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro seemed rattled.
The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. There was talk of futuristic “sonic attacks” and the subtle threat of repercussions by the United States, unt...
Democrats and Trump 'close' to deal on DACA
2017-09-14 17:04:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his conservative supporters.
Trump, who met with the to...
Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea
2017-09-12 17:09:09 UTC
The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea.
Since the most communist regime in the world has been causing uproar with its co...
U.N. Human Rights Head: Possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
2017-09-11 15:39:38 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters and called for an international investigation.
But Venezuela’s foreign minister defended the record of the ...
Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renegotiate Debt
2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.
The government and its state oil company PDVSA have to pay about $4 billion in debt ...
North Korean ambassador to Mexico Declared Persona Non Grata
2017-09-08 03:50:58 UTC
(REUTERS) — In response to the latest nuclear tests, the Mexican government ordered Ambassador Kim Hong Gil to leave the country within 72 hours.
In an email statement the Foreign Ministry said Mexico absolutely rejects North Korea’s nuclear activity, calling it “a serious risk for internation...
This Weather is Not Normal
2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain event in recorded American history—moved toward Houst...
Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean and killing at least 11 people
2017-09-07 16:39:46 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.
With winds of around 180 mph (290 kph), t...
Brazilian Firm, Odebrecht, Denies Paying Venezuelan Politician $100 Million
2017-09-07 16:33:08 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Scandal-hit Brazilian construction company Odebrecht denied accusations it paid $100 million to Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello, as alleged by the country’s fugitive former chief prosecutor.
Luisa Ortega, who fled Venezuela last month after coming...
Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
Four months of violent demonstrations in which at ...
Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate.
Trump’s action, announced b...