Mexicans march on anniversary of 43 students’ disappearance
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexicans march on anniversary of 43 students’ disappearance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students by marching down Mexico City’s premier avenue in an atmosphere of defiant hope Saturday. Activists said the movement might bring justice for Mexico’s disappeared, though only two of the students’ remains have been identified by DNA analysis of … Continue reading

Judge orders Guatemalan ex-president jailed on fraud charge
Latin America & the Caribbean

Judge orders Guatemalan ex-president jailed on fraud charge

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former President Otto Perez Molina was ordered jailed on charges of fraud, conspiracy and bribery Tuesday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that took down much of his government and forced him to resign. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez ordered the ex-president held during the investigation into whether he should stand … Continue reading

Car-crazed Caracas begins to yield space to bicycles
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Car-crazed Caracas begins to yield space to bicycles

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As they rolled through Caracas’ crime-ridden streets on a recent evening, popping wheelies and shouting anti-car slogans at puzzled motorists, some 50 cycling activists were in a celebratory mood. Long accustomed to being on the losing end of their battle to make Venezuela’s car-crazed capital a little less terrifying for two-wheelers, … Continue reading

True-crime film thriller ‘El Clan’ wows Argentina and Venice
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True-crime film thriller ‘El Clan’ wows Argentina and Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The notion of blood ties takes on new meaning in Argentine true-crime horror story “El Clan” (“The Clan”), which is competing at the Venice Film Festival after causing a sensation in its homeland. Pablo Trapero’s film tells the story of the outwardly respectable Puccio family, who in the 1980s kidnapped rich … Continue reading

Guatemalans vote for new president amid corruption scandal
Latin America & the Caribbean

Guatemalans vote for new president amid corruption scandal

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An uncomfortable challenge confronted Guatemala’s presidential candidates on Sunday (9/6/15): trying to win the votes of a nation that has put the last elected leader in court custody. Most are old-guard candidates picked to run before energized prosecutors backed by a mass anti-corruption movement toppled the previous administration. Many voters are … Continue reading

After hiatus, Tim Howard won’t be US starter vs Mexico
Latin America & the Caribbean

After hiatus, Tim Howard won’t be US starter vs Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he’d be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. Just don’t call the 2014 World Cup standout a “backup.” After coach Jurgen Klinsmann Wednesday said Guzan would remain his starting goalkeeper — barring injury — through a critical playoff match against Mexico, … Continue reading

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico
Latin America & the Caribbean

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday (9/1/2015). Spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas told The Associated Press that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on Friday in the capital of San Juan. Rubio’s one-day visit will … Continue reading