AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:26:33 -0500 Rich businessmen probed in Chile campaign finance scandal Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:16:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT--Chile-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Chile-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:5289 SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a judge to charge the owners of a prominent Chilean financial company with bribery, tax evasion and illegally financing the campaign of right-wing politicians. Embattled Venezuelan president seeks international support Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:19:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT-Venezuela-UNASUR/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-UNASUR c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:51c9 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — South American foreign ministers met with Venezuelan officials in Caracas Friday in hopes of encouraging dialogue between opposition leaders and the socialist administration to head off a political crisis. 12 die, thousands evacuated in Argentine flooding Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:56:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT--Argentina-Floods/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Floods c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:5225 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead in Argentina, officials said on Friday Mexico's central bank auctions off $200M amid peso's slide Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:12:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT--Mexico-Peso_s.Slide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Peso_s.Slide c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:5253 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank auctioned off $200 million to shore up the peso Friday as it neared a six-year low against the U.S. dollar this week. Mexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:34:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT--Mexico-Glacier.Bodies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Glacier.Bodies c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:5126 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Friday that climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak, and said they may be the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche on the peak. Paraguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:20:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT--Paraguay-Journalist.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Paraguay-Journalist.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:5170 ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said on Friday. Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:19:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Venezuela-Chavez.Anniversary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Chavez.Anniversary c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:489c CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty. Mexico: Troops kill 4 in gunbattle near border with Texas Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:31:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/06/LT-Mexico-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4ca0 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Security officials in the northeast Mexico state of Tamaulipas say they have killed four gunmen in a town near the U.S. border. Suriname tribes present gov't with forest conservation plan Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:02:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/CB-Suriname-Protecting-Forests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Suriname-Protecting-Forests c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4bc3 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Members of indigenous tribes in Suriname presented lawmakers with an ambitious proposal Thursday urging them to conserve roughly half of the sparsely populated country with a sprawling rainforest hinterland. Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:58:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:49eb BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead. Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:43:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT-Bolivia-Ex-Drug-Czar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Bolivia-Ex-Drug-Czar c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:486c LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job. Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:56:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Panama-Judge-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Panama-Judge-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4b25 PANAMA CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention. Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:43:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT-Peru-Occidental-Oil-Lawsuit-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Peru-Occidental-Oil-Lawsuit- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4a57 LIMA, Peru (AP) — Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum. Mexico court orders trial for alleged Knights Templar leader Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:00:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Mexico-Drugs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Drugs c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:48fe MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ordered alleged drug lord Servando Gomez to stand trial on drug and organized-crime charges. AP PHOTOS: Murals keep late Venezuela leader ever-present Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:48:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Venezuela-Chavez.Anniversary-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Chavez.Anniversary-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:48b2 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but his presence remains everywhere in Venezuela. Venezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT-Venezuela-Romeo-and-Juliet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Romeo-and-Juliet c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:466f CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders. Maduro rejects speculation he'll suspend Venezuela elections Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:13:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT-Venezuela-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:454b CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year. Effort set to recover body found on Mexico's highest peak Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:06:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/LT--Mexico-Glacier.Body/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Mexico-Glacier.Body c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:454d MEXICO CITY (AP) — An effort was planned for Thursday to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak, officials said. Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/04/LT-Bolivia-Ex-Drug-Czar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Bolivia-Ex-Drug-Czar c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4308 LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties. Dominican Republic temporarily closes consulates in Haiti Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:36:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/03/05/CB--Dominican-Haiti-Diplomatic.Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Dominican-Haiti-Diplomatic.Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:454c SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns.