Latin America and Caribbean News

Men exercise on gym equipment on the sidewalk of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, next to the Portuguese warning "Don't leave home" amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Rio, the city with the second-most cases after Sao Paulo, is beginning to gradually relax restrictions on Tuesday, allowing people to exercise on the beachfront sidewalk and practice individual activities in the sea. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Experts watch as Rio de Janeiro economy starts to reopenRio de Janeiro, one of the Brazilian cities worst hit by the new coronavirus, is slowly starting to reopen
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Biting Mexican comic, satirist Héctor Suárez dies at 81Mexican comic Héctor Suárez, whose decades-long career celebrated the common man and satirized the rich, corrupt and arrogant, has died at 81
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Mexican president defies leftist label in virus responseWhen Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America moved right
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Puerto Rico overhauls 1930 civil code amid sharp criticismFor the first time in nearly a century, Puerto Rico is overhauling a series of laws that regulate rights in the U.S. territory including marriage, abortion and property ownership without having held any public hearings
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Women talk outside a closed outfit store during a quarantine imposed by the state government to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nearsSouth American countries have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that were battered earlier by the virus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Workers wearing masks due to the new coronavirus pandemic wait for the manager of a closed hotel, next to a closed jewelry shop in Mexico City, Monday, June 1, 2020. While the federal government’s nationwide social distancing rule formally ended Monday, it is urging people in so-called “red” zones to maintain most of those measures — and so many people are falling ill and dying each day that those zones cover nearly the whole country.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemicMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is kicking off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” with his first road trip in two months
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police disperse anti-Bolsonaro protesters in BrazilPolice say they've used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Brazil’s largest cit as groups protesting and supporting President Jair Bolsonaro neared a clash
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With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premiumPresident Nicolás Maduro says that starting Monday Venezuelans will be able to buy gasoline at international market prices
The Associated Press2 days ago
Suriname opposition parties near power following electionFour parties have formed an alliance that would put them close to being able to choose Suriname´s next president
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Mexico nabs gang chief allegedly behind US journalist attackAuthorities in northern Mexico say they have arrested a gang leader allegedly involved in as many as 50 killings and an attack on a U.S. journalist
The Associated Press3 days ago
Regulator freezes accounts of Mexico's Cruz Azul soccer teamMexico's anti-money laundering agency has frozen the personal accounts of some of the top directors of first-division soccer team Cruz Azul, saying that "unusual movements were detected" in bank transactions
The Associated Press4 days ago
Disease that began among rich shifts to Latin America's poorIn Latin America, the coronavirus appears to have initially been brought to the region by wealthy citizens or visitors coming from Europe and the United States but is now increasingly concentrated in poorer neighborhoods
The Associated Press4 days ago
Maria Matilde Parrilla, 92, right, looks up as a municipal worker points a faulty joint in her wood and zinc roof, in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season this year threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemicCaribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season looms for a region battered by recent storms, a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations
The Associated Press4 days ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
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