Latin America News

  • Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

    LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.

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  • Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America

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  • Paltry car sales seen as sign of Cuba's priorities

    HAVANA (AP) — It's not your typical used car lot.

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  • World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

    By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. …

    Reuters
  • Brazil's misery worsens with Argentina in final

    SAO PAULO (AP) — After their own World Cup hopes fell apart in the most humiliating way, Brazilians must now grapple with the prospect that things could get even worse.

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  • Telecom giant America Movil to sell some assets

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The telecom company America Movil said Tuesday that it will sell off some assets to reduce its market share in Mexico in the face of the country's telecommunications reform designed to break up monopolies.

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  • Colombia's capital weighs easing drinking curfew

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Partiers in Colombia's capital may soon be able to extend their late-night revelry thanks to the easing of a drinking curfew widely credited with reducing violence.

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  • Woods' Ryder Cup chances depend on 3 tournaments

    SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says Tiger Woods will be on the U.S. team if he's healthy and playing well.

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  • Norway to buy 21 mln emission reductions for 48 mln euros

    Norway will buy 21 million U.N. backed certified emission reductions (CERs) for an average price of 2.28 euros each in its international tender to purchase carbon offsets, said the financial institution in charge of the deal on Monday. The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), which…

    Reuters
  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The move left disgruntled fliers scrambling to rebook seats on one of the dwindling number of carriers with full service…

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    As the World Cup nears its grand finale, its superheroes have been brought down on the field and in the stands.

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  • Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba

    MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

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  • Democrats courting Florida's changing Cuban voters

    MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

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  • Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations

    President Vladimir Putin will next week begin a major Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to counter Russia's growing international isolation over the Ukraine crisis. Putin will begin his six-day tour with the July 11 visit to Cuba, where he will meet…

    AFP
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  • Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun.

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  • A look at the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean

    A look at the inroads by the chikungunya virus in Latin America and the Caribbean:

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  • 3 leaders of Peru rebel group charged in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say three leaders of the Peruvian rebel movement Shining Path have been indicted in New York on terrorism, narcotics and weapons charges.

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  • Bill Clinton, Blair back Colombia peace efforts

    Former world leaders Bill Clinton and Tony Blair attended a special summit on Tuesday in Colombia in support of the country's bid to forge peace with FARC rebels. The one-day meeting in the Caribbean resort city of Cartagena was the initiative of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who is…

    AFP
  • Cuban editors, pressured to leave magazine, announce new venture

    By Daniel Trotta and Rosa Tania Valdés HAVANA (Reuters) - Two editors who helped turn a Roman Catholic magazine into a rare forum for open debate in Communist-ruled Cuba, then resigned under pressure this spring, announced on Tuesday that they will launch a new forum to air a broad range of views.…

    Reuters
  • Argentina hits debt deadline, but not yet default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will likely miss a bond payment on Monday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default.

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