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Ricky Martin Uses Music to Heal Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced...

Millions of Mexican Women in Day-Long Strike Against Violence

BBC- Millions of women in Mexico have taken part in a day-long strike to highlight rising levels of gender-based violence. The protest, dubbed "The...

2020 Storm Season: Pan American Health Org. Urges Hurricane Response Review

The Caribbean region is being urged to review its national hurricane response plans and conduct simulation exercises to ensure each island’s disaster and COVID-19 responses are aligned. Director...

Puerto Rico Seeks More Quake Aid from US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez asked the U.S. government Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for 10...

Puerto Rico: Airbnb in Program for Earthquake Victims, Relief Workers

PUERTO RICO– Airbnb has activated its Open Homes Program (www.airbnb.com/terremotopr20) to help those impacted by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and relief workers deployed...

A&B PM Wants $20m from China for UWI Expansion

By Carl Joseph Prime Minister Gaston Browne took the opportunity at a housing grant signing ceremony between the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and...

Chile: Injured Demonstrators Protest Against Police

Marcelo Herrera, his eye bandaged from an injury he received during recent protests, takes part in a demonstration in support of protesters who have...

New Study: LAC Region Millennials Switching To Online Shopping

The millennial generation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is changing consumption patterns in the region by choosing online over physical transactions, according...

PR Economy in Limbo After Settlement Rejection

Puerto Rico's Governor Wanda Vazquez holds a press conference to announce new administrative appointments at the governor's official residence La Fortaleza in San Juan,...

Bolivia: Morales Squeaks to Re-Election, Creates Violent Clashes

Clashes have broken out in Bolivia as President Evo Morales appeared set to win re-election in controversial circumstances. Counting was halted on Sunday as it...

Bolivia: Betrayal Behind Morales’ Fall from Power

Bolivia's President of the Senate Monica Eva Copa speaks during an interview at the Plurinational Legislative Assembly in La Paz, Bolivia by Calos Valdez LA PAZ,...

Latin America’s Domestic Servants Hit Hard by Pandemic

A woman wearing a face mask and gloves walks past Nossa Senhora das Gracas cemetery during the COVID-19 pandemic in Duque de Caxias, Rio...

Honduras: 7 Men Get Up to 50 years for Activist Murder

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court sentenced seven people to prison terms of up to 50 years Monday for the 2016 murder of...

Journalist Group Calls for Jamaica to End Court Restriction

Gleaner- Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that advocates for press freedom, is calling for Jamaica to withdraw the recent legislative amendment which would...

Bolivia: Morales Barred from Senate Bid

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Thursday rejected the candidacy of former President Evo Morales for a Senate seat in...

Mexico Car Plants Set to Reopen, Even as Virus Cases Rise

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a day Mexico saw its worst daily increase yet in coronavirus cases, foreign-owned auto plants began setting dates for...

Mexico Taking Bolivia to ICJ Over Embassy Security

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said it will file a complaint against the interim government of Bolivia at the International Court of Justice at...

Mexico: Violence, Recession Denting President’s Standing

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador still draws crowds and has the support of the majority of the population, but his once stratospheric popularity...

Jamaica a Multiple Winner at World Travel Awards

KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  Jamaica took home several awards at the World Travel Awards’ Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in Muscat, Oman recently including World’s Leading...

Mexico Allows Military to Act as Civilian Cops 4 More Years

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador   MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president published a decree Monday authorizing the armed forces to participate in civilian law enforcement...

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