AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:33:05 -0500 Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:14:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/20/CB--Cuba-Human.Rights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Human.Rights c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:35d2 HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty. No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:04:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-Where_s.Fidel_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Where_s.Fidel_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f90 HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:26:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/LT--Brazil-Medical.Marijuana/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Brazil-Medical.Marijuana c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:312b RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures. Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:38:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/BC-LT-Peru-Greenpeace-Nazca-Lines/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_BC-LT-Peru-Greenpeace-Nazca-Lines c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3045 LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines. Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:46:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/CB-Cuba-Hopes-and-Fears/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Cuba-Hopes-and-Fears c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f5e HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:17:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-US.Spy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-US.Spy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2dd8 HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off. Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/Brazil-Battling-Impunity/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_Brazil-Battling-Impunity c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2daa RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system. Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:52:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/19/CB--Cuba-US.Spy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-US.Spy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2c7c HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off. Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:27:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/18/CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-Hopes.and.Fears c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2bac HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:16:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/18/LT--US-Cuba-Latin.America/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--US-Cuba-Latin.America c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2921 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American. Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/18/LT-Colombia-Peace-Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Colombia-Peace-Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27eb BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guerrillas' conditions are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached. Mexican legislator rescued from kidnappers Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:28:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/18/LT-Mexico-Kidnapping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Kidnapping c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:299d MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in the Mexican state of Morelos have rescued a state legislator one day after he was kidnapped. Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:17:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/18/CB--Cuba.Reacts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba.Reacts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2687 HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being. A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:19:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/CB--Cuban.Five.Agents/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuban.Five.Agents c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:214b HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents. Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/CB--Cuba-US-Raul.Castro/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-US-Raul.Castro c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:219e HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Death toll in clash in western Mexico rises to 11 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:24:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/LT-Mexico-Vigilantes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-Vigilantes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:225a MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says the death toll from a clash between two rural police groups has risen to 11. Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:11:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/CB--Colombia-Peace.Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Colombia-Peace.Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:230b HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U.S.-backed military. Key dates in US relations with Cuba Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:48:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/LT--Cuba-US-Key.Events/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Cuba-US-Key.Events c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2176 Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations: Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:25:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/CB--Cuba-US.Analysis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-US.Analysis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:225c MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments. Haiti president meets with opposition amid unrest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:59:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2014/12/17/CB--Haiti-Political.Standoff/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Haiti-Political.Standoff c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:230a PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an interim prime minister.