AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.latin.america.caribbean News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:04:26 -0500 AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:02:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/26/LT--Week.That.Was.in.Latin.America-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Week.That.Was.in.Latin.America-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2955 This week in Argentina special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot to the head. Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people, died hours before he was to testify in a Congressional hearing about the case. The death shocked Argentines, with even Fernandez saying that she did not believe that Nisman killed himself. Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:43:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/25/CB--Cuba-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Cuba-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2b8a HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy. Venezuela blocks meeting of former leaders, opposition chief Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:58:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/25/LT-Venezuela-Ex-Presidents/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Ex-Presidents c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2c5d CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have blocked two former Latin American presidents from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Reporter covering prosecutor's death leaves Argentina Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:15:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed-Journalist/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed-Journalist c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-30cb BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A journalist credited with being the first to report the gunshot death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman has left Argentina because of fear for his safety. US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:57:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/CB--Caribbean-Energy.Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB--Caribbean-Energy.Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-32b2 MIAMI (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Thousands march against socialist president in Venezuela Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:32:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/LT--Venezuela-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3180 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in the capital Saturday to denounce the socialist government for a deepening economic crisis marked by widespread shortages and galloping inflation. Bolivia caravan celebrates return of god of prosperity Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:43:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/LT--Bolivia-Ekeko/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Bolivia-Ekeko c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-323d LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been marching through the streets of Bolivia's capital tossing flowers and dancing to celebrate the return of a 2,000-year-old icon of the god of prosperity, Ekeko. Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:35:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Argentina-Prosecutor.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-32b3 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser was found dead, at first seeming to accept the idea of suicide and later describing it as an elaborate murder plot to undermine her government. 2 police killed in Peru mining clash Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:57:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/24/LT-Peru-Mining.Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Peru-Mining.Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-334b LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities say two police officers have been killed in the southern Andean highlands while trying to dislodge protesters blocking a mine entrance. Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:07:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/LT-Argentina-Prosecutor-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Argentina-Prosecutor-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-372c BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians sought in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for their actions on the day the prosecutor was found shot to death. Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:28:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/US--Hot.Fuel-Settlement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US--Hot.Fuel-Settlement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3648 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. City that sparked Venezuela protests braces for more unrest Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:15:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/LT--Venezuela-Opposition.Hotbed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--Venezuela-Opposition.Hotbed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-38ab SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blame for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela's economy in shambles. US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:53:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/LT--United.States-Cuba/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT--United.States-Cuba c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3a4c HAVANA (AP) — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement still stands in the way of normal relations. Maduro criticizes visit by 3 former Latin American leaders Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:32:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/LT-Venezuela-Presidential-Visit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Venezuela-Presidential-Visit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-36ec CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro on Friday blasted a weekend visit to Venezuela by the former leaders of Mexico, Chile and Colombia, accusing them of inadvertently lending support to extremist groups trying to oust him from power. UN Security Council members arrive in Haiti for 3-day visit Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:31:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/CB-Haiti-UN-Security-Council/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Haiti-UN-Security-Council c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3900 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.N. Security Council members arrived Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal and legislative elections. 16 Cubans repatriated after boat sinks near Puerto Rico Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:42:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/CB-Puerto-Rico-Cuban-migrants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Puerto-Rico-Cuban-migrants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-36ed SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued 16 Cuban migrants after their boat began to sink in the treacherous sea passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. US seeks extradition of fraudster released from TCI prison Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:46:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/CB-Caribbean-Ponzi-Schemer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_CB-Caribbean-Ponzi-Schemer c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3860 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican financier convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked $220 million from thousands of investors across the Caribbean and central Florida has been released from prison in the Turks & Caicos Islands, officials said Friday. Mexico university campus shuttered over gang threats Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:33:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/LT-Mexico-University-Threat/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_LT-Mexico-University-Threat c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3892 CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A university campus in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo has been closed for more than a week due to threats and attempted extortion by gangsters. Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:35:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/US-Fort-Hood-Shooting-Report/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US-Fort-Hood-Shooting-Report c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3894 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday. Army: Fort Hood lacked system to identify soldier as threat before 2014 shooting that killed 4 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:32:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/latinamerica/2015/01/23/US--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_latinamerica_US--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3893 FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army: Fort Hood lacked system to identify soldier as threat before 2014 shooting that killed 4.