Latin America and Caribbean News

Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelterIn the cobbled-together community of El Buen Pastor _ The Good Shepherd _ 130 or so migrants from around the world locked into a shelter every evening at 5:30 p.m., trapped in an immigration purgatory
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US, Latin America allies to weigh sanctions on VenezuelaColombia's ambassador to the U.S. says 18 countries of the Americas will meet Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela
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Judge blocks extradition of man accused of killing officerA federal judge in Rhode Island has blocked the extradition of a man accused of killing a police officer and injuring two others in the Dominican Republic during a 2013 narcotics investigation
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Former Odebrecht executive found dead in Rio apartmentA former top executive at Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht who was an informant in the country's vast anti-graft probe has been found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A postal truck drives through floodwaters from Tropical Depression Imelda, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane HumbertoPowerful winds from Hurricane Humberto have begun hitting Bermuda and the government is urging people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm
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5 accused of obstructing murder case of Brazilian politicianOutgoing Brazilian Attorney General Raquel Dodge his requesting that five people be charged with obstructing justice in the case of a leftist city councilwoman gunned down over a year ago
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The Latest: Tropical Storm Lorena lashes southern MexicoTropical Storm Lorena is lashing parts of southern Mexico with torrential rains as it drives closer to the coast and nears hurricane force
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Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plansA new community of survivors is emerging on Abaco island nearly three weeks after Hurricane Dorian blasted through the northern Bahamas, killing at least 50 people as one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record
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4 killed in Mexico City shooting; 3 women, 1 child injuredMexico City prosecutors say a woman and a 14 year old boy are among four people under arrest for allegedly shooting at a house in a gritty downtown neighborhood, killing four men and wounding three women and a 7-year-old girl
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Rights group: Venezuela police unit targeting young menHuman Rights Watch says a special Venezuelan police unit has been targeting and killing young men in poor neighborhoods as President Nicolás Maduro's administration seeks to clamp down on the opposition
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National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named stormNational Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named storm
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Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fightDeep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land as the Tembe indigenous group patrol the forest bracing for run-ins with illegal loggers
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Bermuda braces for approach of Category 3 Hurricane HumbertoHurricane Humberto has grown into a strong Category 3 storm, and officials on Bermuda have ordered early closings of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass Wednesday
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for GuaidóVenezuela's opposition-led congress has again thrown its support behind Juan Guaidó, saying he'll serve as the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until they've ended Nicolás Maduro's grip on power
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Bachelet denied campaign took money from Brazil OAS companyChile's former president and current UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is denying accusations by a former businessman involved in a massive corruption scandal roiling Brazil
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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