AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:18:05 -0400 Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:02:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/23/LT-Venezuela-Coup-Plots/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Coup-Plots c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1252 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/23/LT--Argentina-Last.Polar.Bear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Last.Polar.Bear c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-12e2 MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. Mexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/LT--Mexico-Circus.Troubles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Circus.Troubles c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1435 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers. Puerto Rico police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:02:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/CB--Puerto.Rico-Animal.Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Puerto.Rico-Animal.Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-137c SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police launched an investigation Tuesday into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their deaths seven years ago in a case that sparked international outrage. Physician detained for defaming Ecuador president Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:19:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/LT--Ecuador-Physician.Detained/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Ecuador-Physician.Detained c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-13b2 QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa. End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/LT-Venezuela-Vertical-Slum/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Vertical-Slum c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1489 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David. US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:36:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/CB-Puerto-Rico-Drug-Trafficking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Puerto-Rico-Drug-Trafficking c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-149b SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland have been indicted, authorities said Tuesday. Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:02:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/CB--Haiti-Rebuilding.the.Capital/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Haiti-Rebuilding.the.Capital c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-184a PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster. TV news reporter found shot to death in Honduras Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:34:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/22/LT--Honduras-Journalist.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Honduras-Journalist.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-190a TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The body of a television reporter was found in Honduras on Monday a day after he went missing. He had been shot twice. Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:26:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/LT--Immigration.Overload-Smugglers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Immigration.Overload-Smugglers c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1d84 TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?" Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:10:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/LT--Mexico-Children.Rescued/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Children.Rescued c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1972 MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday. Officials: Pot haul seized on Caribbean cargo ship Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:55:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/CB--Caribbean-Drug.Trafficking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Caribbean-Drug.Trafficking c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1a8e SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. authorities have seized a haul of marijuana from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea south of Puerto Rico, officials said Monday. Officials find 5 bodies in northern Mexico pits Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:44:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/LT--Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1a75 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa say they have the found the bodies of five men in a clandestine burial site. Bolivian president vows to expand coca crops Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:40:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/LT--Bolivia-Coca/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Bolivia-Coca c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1b98 LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader. Correction: AP Cuba Appointments story Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:23:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/17/US-AP-Cuba-Appointments/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US-AP-Cuba-Appointments c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2c7b NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about the appointments of a new bureau chief and head of TV news in Cuba, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year of Haiti's devastating earthquake. The earthquake occurred in early 2010, not 2009. Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:11:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/LT--Immigration.Overload-Smugglers-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Immigration.Overload-Smugglers-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1b5c Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination: Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:11:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/21/CB--Jamaica-Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Jamaica-Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1db3 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A severe drought is intensifying in Jamaica with water supply systems already well below normal, the Caribbean country's environment minister said Sunday night Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:07:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/20/LT--Mexico-Children.Rescued/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Children.Rescued c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1e68 MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said Sunday. Attacks on ruling party backers kill 5, wound 24 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:26:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/20/LT--Nicaragua-Bus.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Nicaragua-Bus.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1e8d MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Unidentified gunmen staged separate attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party home after a celebration of the Central American country's 1979 revolution, killing five people and wounding 24, local authorities said Sunday. Head of Jamaica rights group quits in sex ed flap Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:50:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/07/20/CB--Jamaica-Rights.Group/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Jamaica-Rights.Group c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1eeb KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The head of Jamaica's most prominent human rights group resigned Sunday amid a lingering controversy over a sex education program that the organization introduced in children's group homes.