Latin America News

  • Brazil leads way in Latin America in taking Syrian refugees

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The comfortable life Muna Hassan Derweech and her family enjoyed in the Syrian port city of Latakia collapsed in 2013 amid civil war.

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  • China and Chile sign currency swap agreement

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a currency swap deal on Monday seeking to deepen economic ties by boosting trade and investment.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    In an eventful week in Latin America, Mexico City residents got to see a "sun halo," a weather phenomenon caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, while in western Mexico at least 43 people died in what authorities described as a three-hour gun battle between federal forces and suspected…

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  • China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

    China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. The agreement came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • 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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  • Slain Salvadoran archbishop's beatification a rallying point

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — To some he was a champion of the poor, a defender of human rights during some of El Salvador's darkest days. Others called him a supporter of armed revolution, a Marxist guerrilla clothed in a cleric's cassock.

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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…

    Reuters
  • Survivors stunned by loss in Colombian town hit by flood

    SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Hector Raul Henao wept as he surveyed the barren landscape of mud and uprooted trees that had been a vibrant community of small coffee farmers. In the distance, across the still-raging La Libordiana ravine, he pointed to the zinc-roofed house he fled — one of just two left…

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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…

    Reuters
  • Marjorie Miller promoted to new leadership role at AP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marjorie Miller, a veteran journalist and newsroom leader, has been promoted to Director of Global News and Enterprise for The Associated Press.

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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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