Latin America News

  • Cuban exiles to launch flotilla protesting Putin

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A group of Cuban exiles has launched its flotilla from Key West.

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  • Putin in Argentina, building Russian ties

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met Argentina's president on Saturday as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence and investments in the region.

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  • Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties

    President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop in Nicaragua after visiting Russia's Cold War ally Cuba, part of a tour to increase Moscow's influence in Latin America amid frayed ties with the West. Putin's six-day trip will also take him to Argentina and Brazil, where he will take part in a summit…

  • BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

    The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations. Fresh from the World Cup final, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hosts the leaders of Russia,…

  • Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop

    HAVANA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine.

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  • Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

    By Alexei Anishchuk and Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was…

  • Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties

    President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West. Putin's six-day trip will also take him to Argentina and Brazil, where he will take part in a summit of the BRICS group of…

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

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

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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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  • Putin begins Latin American tour amid Ukraine crisis

    By Daniel Trotta and Alexei Anishchuk HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a six-day tour of Latin America on Friday, seeking greater influence in the backyard of the United States while under pressure from the West to help restrain pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. …

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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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