Latin America News

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.

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  • US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

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  • China premier arrives in Colombia as part of investment tour

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to deepen economic ties with Colombia during a visit to the Andean nation Thursday as part of his four-nation South American tour aimed at boosting trade and investment.

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  • US, Cuba push to finalize talks on re-establishing embassies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American and Cuban officials were trying Thursday to complete talks to re-establish embassies in each other's capitals after a half-century interruption. Many differences appeared close to being resolved.

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  • Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides - rights group

    By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The discovery of a pregnant schoolgirl's body under the patio of her boyfriend's family home in northeast Argentina has led local rights groups to condemn her killing as a femicide, shining a spotlight on an invisible scourge in the South…

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  • Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church's concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God's work to follow…

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  • Chinese PM starts South American investment tour

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — China's Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed on Tuesday to embark on studies for an ambitious railway linking Brazil's Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, and announced billions in other investments and trade deals.

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  • UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2.8 percent instead.

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  • Russia may allow food imports from three EU states after ban lifted: Interfax

    Russia may allow around 20 firms from Hungary, Cyprus and Greece to return to its market after it orders the lifting of an embargo on food imports from the European Union, Interfax news agency quoted a senior official as saying on Tuesday. Russia banned foods from the 28-nation EU last year in…

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  • Q&A: Deezer CEO sees 'big' upside for music streaming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris-based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month from now, Albrecht faces the prospect of Apple Inc. relaunching Beats Music.

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  • Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 58

    SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains.

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  • Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the…

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    The week that was in Latin America kicked off with a classic clash between Argentine archrivals Boca Juniors and River Plate that went awry. During the game for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores fans threw tear gas at River Plate players as they entered the field for the second…

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  • Pope Francis extends agenda of change to Vatican diplomacy

    By Gavin Jones and James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis' hard-hitting criticisms of localization and inequality long ago set him out as a leader unafraid of mixing theology and politics. He is now flexing the Vatican's diplomatic muscles as well. Last year, he helped to broker an…

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  • Argentine soccer violence resurfaces at Buenos Aires derby

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The bitter rivalry between Buenos Aires clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate has produced another ugly chapter in Argentina's long history of endemic soccer violence.

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  • Dozens of Cubans stranded at sea aboard Coast Guard vessel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned.

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  • River Plate and Boca Juniors meet for 3rd time in 12 days

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Buenos Aires fans seldom tire of watching their two most famous clubs face off.

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