Cuba blames US for instigating surge of migrants from island
Latin America & the Caribbean

Cuba blames US for instigating surge of migrants from island

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials blamed the United States late Tuesday for instigating a surge in the number of Cuban migrants attempting to reach the U.S. through Central America amid ongoing efforts to normalize relations between the former Cold War foes. In a statement aired on the government’s nightly broadcast, Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations … Continue reading

Mexico’s Fernando del Paso wins 2015 Cervantes letters prize
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico’s Fernando del Paso wins 2015 Cervantes letters prize

MADRID (AP) — Mexican author Fernando del Paso has won the 2015 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, Spanish officials announced Thursday. Education Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo highlighted del Paso’s mix of tradition with modernity and his recreation of episodes that are fundamental to Mexico’s history in his novels. Del Paso’s works … Continue reading

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder
Latin America & the Caribbean

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the U.S. has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits. The scandal at the Peru-based Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, or Sodalitium of Christian Life, has close parallels to other … Continue reading