Latin America Caribbean
More Than 254 People died in Colombia landslide
2017-04-02 01:00:42 UTC
By Julia Symmes Cobb and Nelson Bocanegra |
BOGOTA — A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 254 people and injuring scores.
Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and r...
Opposition Branded Venezuela's President A "Dictator" After Court Took Over Congress
2017-03-31 04:08:36 UTC
By Diego Oré and Andrew Cawthorne |
<h3>CARACAS — Opposition leaders branded Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator" on Thursday after the Supreme Court took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political standoff to new heights.</h3>
There was swift ...
Mexican companies should not participate in Trump's border wall
2017-03-22 05:20:11 UTC
By Anthony Esposito |
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if t...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
By Frank Jack Daniel |
MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall.
Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials
2017-02-23 19:41:01 UTC
By Alexandra Alper and Noe Torres |
MEXICO CITY — Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials due to a controversy over deportations of illegal immigrants, with one minister playing down the chances that a planned meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday will g...
Mexico 'ready for the trade war'- Relations to US 'as bad as war times'
2017-01-29 19:08:22 UTC
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the feud had sparked a sense of solidarity in Mexico. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying for that wall," he told NBC.
“We are at the very lowest point sinc...
Singer of 'La Lambada' Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil
2017-01-19 18:04:21 UTC
Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown.
The singer, who was 63, was discovered close to her home in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro sta...
Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build.
By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY
Mexico said on Wednesday it would throw its relationship with t...
Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90
2016-11-26 15:31:07 UTC
"History will judge the enormous impact" of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro on the world - US President Obama.
The revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known and most controversial leaders, Fidel Castro has died aged 90. One thing all could agree on was that this extraordinary figure...
Donald Trump headed to Mexico to meet President Nieto
2016-08-31 05:12:54 UTC
Republican presidential candidate – who wants to build a border wall – will meet Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday ahead of major immigration speech
(REUTERS) - By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena...
U.S. swimmers lied about robbery: Brazil police
2016-08-19 01:32:25 UTC
REUTERS - Brazilian police are considering charging a group of U.S. Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Games.
Three of the four swimmers involved in the ...
Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes Brazil the complex mosaic that it is.
Home to t...
Messi is Messi: Argentina beats U.S. 4 - 0
2016-06-22 06:58:44 UTC
HOUSTON -- Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina were even better than advertised in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, grabbing the lead against the host U.S. just three minutes in before Messi's inch-perfect free kick put the outcome beyond doubt well before halftime.
The eventual 4-0 win -- ...
Mexico to extradite "El Chapo" Guzman to U.S. — He will not face the death penalty
2016-05-21 09:06:00 UTC
Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to US — He will not face the death penalty.
Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarantees he would not face the death penalty, and the kinkgpin's lawyers v...
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax an...
US President Barack Obama embarked a historic trip to Cuba
2016-03-21 00:39:52 UTC
Havana (Reuters) — US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday on a historic visit, opening a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of animosity between the former Cold War foes.
Mr Obama landed at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport ...
Pope: Donald Trump is "not Christian"
2016-02-18 17:48:34 UTC
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" because of his views on immigration, Pope Francis said on his way back to Rome from Mexico.
The pope said, however, he did not want to advise American Catholics on whether or not to vote for Trump.
In a freewheeling ...
Did Sean Penn interview help capture 'El Chapo'?
2016-01-11 04:27:27 UTC
Global Gathering — Recently recaptured drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gave an interview to actor and director Sean Penn, according to an article written by Penn and published in Rolling Stone magazine on Saturday night.
Penn said that he traveled 14 hours from Los Angeles to a remo...
Mexico wants to extradite 'El Chapo' Guzman to the U.S.
2016-01-10 06:36:10 UTC
Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday.
The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possi...
Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
2016-01-09 23:26:37 UTC
Global Gathering — Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Notorious drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was recaptured Friday as reported by Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in a Twitter post.
"Mission accomplished: We have him. I want...
Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific coast - Powerful storm did not hit large population centers
2015-10-24 18:44:39 UTC
<h3><i>Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific coast -
Powerful storm did not hit large population centers.</i></h3>Hurricane Patricia appeared to have inflicted less damage than feared on Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday, but little was known about the isolated ...
One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded: Hurricane Patricia - Update
2015-10-24 18:03:48 UTC
<h3><i>Hurricane Patricia: One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded. Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'</i>
>> Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific co...
Indonesia: A Brazilian man did not understand what was happening to him until his execution
2015-04-30 04:20:05 UTC
(Reuters) - A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday.
Cuban President Raul Castro: Obama is an honest man, he had no responsibility for the US blockade against Cuba
2015-04-12 03:16:02 UTC
Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a stunning defense of President Barack Obama on Saturday, absolving him of responsibility for the U.S. blockade against Cuba hours before the two were expected to hold the first major meeting between a U.S. and Cuban president in more than half a century.