AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:24:18 -0400 2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:05:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/18/CB--Cuba-Dissident.Candidates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Dissident.Candidates c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-5e5 HAVANA (AP) — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system. Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:57:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/18/LT--Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-831 CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said. Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:51:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/17/LT-Colombia-Peace-Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Colombia-Peace-Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-96b BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping. Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:45:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/17/LT--Guatemala-Dictator_s.Daughter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Guatemala-Dictator_s.Daughter c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-90a GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala. Brazil's Petrobras to release audited financial earnings Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:48:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/17/LT-Brazil-Petrobras/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Brazil-Petrobras c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-ab7 SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company has said it will reveal its estimate on how much it lost in a sweeping kickback scheme when it releases an audited report of its financial earnings from last year's third and fourth quarters. Mexican Congress expands reach of freedom-of-information law Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:45:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/17/LT--Mexico-Public.Information/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Public.Information c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-e42 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Congress has approved freedom of information legislation that will allow public access to data from almost any entity that receives government funding. Mexican officials say survivors of army slaying to be paid Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:00:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/17/LT-Mexico-Army-Slayings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Army-Slayings c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-edb MEXICO CITY (AP) — State authorities said Thursday that 28 officials are being investigated for alleged abuses committed during the cover-up of last year's slaying by soldiers of at least a dozen criminal suspects after they surrendered. Mexico implements plan to save endangered vaquita porpoise Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:14:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT-Mexico-Endangered-Porpoise/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Endangered-Porpoise c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-ff0 MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto formally inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez. Jamaican teen suspected of being militant stays in custody Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:56:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/CB--Jamaica-Foreign.Fighter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Jamaica-Foreign.Fighter c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-f7a KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican judge ruled Thursday that a teenager suspected of hoping to join Islamic extremists in Syria must remain in police custody until next week. Blind vendors scuffle with Mexico City police Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:29:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT--Mexico-Blind.Vendors.Scuffle/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Blind.Vendors.Scuffle c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1035 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Blind vendors angry about having their stalls removed from a downtown Mexico City subway station this week clashed with police outside city hall Thursday. Chile students protest corruption, demand education reform Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:27:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT-Chile-Student-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Chile-Student-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1056 SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. El Salvador transfers gangsters to maximum security prison Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:55:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT--El.Salvador-Gangs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--El.Salvador-Gangs c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-ff1 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador say they have transferred 31 gang members, including two bosses from the hyper-violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, to the country's maximum security prison. Pesticide that hurt 4 in Virgin Islands also in Puerto Rico Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:44:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/CB-Puerto-Rico-Toxic-Pesticide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Puerto-Rico-Toxic-Pesticide c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal investigation into the recent sickening with a toxic pesticide of a U.S. family vacationing in the Virgin Islands found that the chemical has also been improperly used in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. A leading candidate in Argentina would overhaul economy Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:39:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT--Argentina-Free.Market.Candidate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Free.Market.Candidate c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-126a BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who could be Argentina's next president wants to put an end to tight government currency controls, make peace with the nation's creditors and improve severely frayed ties to the United States. In short, Mauricio Macri is promising to undo much of what President Cristina Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner created over the past 13 years. Guatemala arrests current, ex-tax chiefs in corruption case Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:09:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT-Guatemala-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Guatemala-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-10fe GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's current and former tax chiefs were detained along with more than a dozen other people in a crackdown on a ring that defrauded the state through bribery and theft and that was led by a top aide to the vice president, authorities said Thursday. Arrest of party treasurer could affect Brazil president Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:36:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT-Brazil-Petrobras-Fallout/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Brazil-Petrobras-Fallout c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1073 SAO PAULO (AP) — The arrest of the high-profile treasurer of Brazil's governing party has brought the unfolding corruption scandal at the country's state-owned oil company uncomfortably close to President Dilma Rousseff, analysts said Thursday. Mexico reports another theft of radioactive material Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:19:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/16/LT-Mexico-Radioactive-Theft/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Radioactive-Theft c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1278 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have issued an alert for five states over the theft of a container of hazardous radioactive material used for industrial inspection in the country's southeast. Colombia resumes air raids on rebels after 11 troops killed Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:28:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/15/LT--Colombia-Rebel.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Colombia-Rebel.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-19bd BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president on Wednesday ordered the resumption of air raids on rebel camps after an attack by leftist guerrillas killed 11 soldiers and wounded 19, jeopardizing progress in two-year-old peace talks. Governing party treasurer arrested in Brazil kickback case Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:25:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/15/LT--Brazil-Petrobras.Scandal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Brazil-Petrobras.Scandal c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1a13 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal police on Wednesday detained the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party in the wide-ranging investigation into corruption at state-run oil giant Petrobras, and the party said later he had asked to resign the post. Ex-Colombia ministers convicted of bribes on behalf of Uribe Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:44:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/04/15/LT-Colombia-Corruption-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Colombia-Corruption- c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-16ff BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's Supreme Court convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday of bribing lawmakers to support the conservative leader's 2006 re-election.