Latin America News

  • AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion

    HAVANA (AP) — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.

    Associated Press
  • Controlling Crabgrass

    Crabgrass spreads quickly during the summer and can turn your yard into an eyesore. Build your best defense with these simple tips.

    AdChoiceslowesSponsored
  • UEFA, players' union join forces against 3rd-party ownership

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA and players' union FIFPro want to strengthen a forthcoming worldwide ban to stop third party investors from owning player transfer rights.

    Associated Press
  • Travel chaos in Argentina as transit unions strike

    Argentina's largest cities ground to a halt Tuesday as transport unions went on strike, demanding tax cuts for low-income workers and putting the government on the defensive seven months out from general elections. An eerie quiet reigned over Buenos Aires as buses, trains and subways began a…

    AFP
  • AP PHOTOS: Violent past haunts Peru dances in Ayacucho area

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — They danced all day, until the sun set over Latin America's oldest bullring. But these were not typical dances of Peru's highlands.

    Associated Press
  • Montoya has swagger back, but also shows softer side

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    Mexicans woke up to the spectacular sight of fiery red ash rising from the Popocatepetl volcano. In the capital city, models huddled to stay warm before hitting the runway, while angry parents of the 43 missing rural college students urged the country not to abandon them. El Salvadorans paid…

    Associated Press
  • Americans cling to claims for property seized by Cuba

    OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table.

    Associated Press
  • Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America.

    Associated Press
  • Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project

    As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships. Workers are now installing giant, 22-story lock gates to accommodate larger…

    Reuters
  • Telefonica sells O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for £10 bn

    Spain's Telefonica said it would sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25 billion in a deal that could create Britain's biggest mobile phone firm. "A definitive agreement has been reached after the finalisation of the process of due diligence on O2 UK," the…

    AFP
  • UN: Chile making strides but inequality remains high

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has made "extraordinary progress" in economic growth and poverty reduction, but high rates of inequality persist, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Utah's adoption of firing squads bucks global trend

    Utah's decision to reintroduce the firing squad as an execution method if lethal injections drugs are unavailable bucks an international trend.

    Associated Press
  • Salvadorans march in memory of slain martyr Romero

    Thousands of Salvadorans marched Tuesday in memory of slain archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 35 years ago during the country's civil war and will be beatified in May. An outspoken critic of social injustice, Romero was shot through the heart by a sniper while celebrating mass, a day…

    AFP
  • Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work.

    Associated Press
  • More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

    An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there. Daniel Schavelzon grabbed headlines and revived uncomfortable memories for Argentina, a notorious refuge for Nazi war criminals,…

    AFP
  • Venezuelan pharmacy says managers freed pending trial

    Pharmacy chain Farmatodo said on Saturday two of its managers have been freed from jail pending trial on charges in an emblematic case of what President Nicolas Maduro calls Venezuela's "economic war." Farmatodo Executive President Pedro Angarita and Operations Vice President Agustin Alvarez were…

    Reuters
  • Annual greenhouse gas emissions from forests drop by a quarter, U.N. says

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yearly carbon emissions from the world's forests have dropped by more than 25 percent in the last 15 years, a U.N. agency said on Friday. The decrease in annual emissions, which cause global warming, is largely due to slowing rates of global…

    Reuters