Prosecutors: Brazil’s Silva ‘commander’ of graft scheme
Latin America & the Caribbean

Prosecutors: Brazil’s Silva ‘commander’ of graft scheme

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian investigators on Wednesday charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with money laundering and corruption, calling him the “maximum commander” of the mammoth graft scandal roiling Latin America’s largest nation. While the charges against Silva were expected — police recommended them last month — the characterization of his … Continue reading

‘Crushed’: Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by Trump
Latin America & the Caribbean

‘Crushed’: Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by Trump

CINCINNATI (AP) — “Crushed.” ”Disappointed.” ”Confused.” Some Hispanic leaders who have been advising Donald Trump say they feel betrayed after his long-awaited immigration speech that definitively ruled out a pathway to legal status for people living in the country illegally. Trump stopped short of calling for the mass deportation of millions of people who have … Continue reading

Mother Teresa’s ‘miracle’ doesn’t feel special, just loved
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mother Teresa’s ‘miracle’ doesn’t feel special, just loved

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Brazilian man whose “miraculous” cure from a brain infection paved the way for Mother Teresa’s canonization this weekend said he is grateful for his life but doesn’t feel particularly chosen by God. Rather, Marcilio Haddad Andrino told a Vatican press conference Friday, Sept. 2nd, 2016, he is just one example … Continue reading

The Latest: Pence says Mexico trip shows Trump is decisive
Latin America & the Caribbean

The Latest: Pence says Mexico trip shows Trump is decisive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 9:50 a.m. Mike Pence says that Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico demonstrates what a “decisive leader” he would be if elected president. Trump’s running mate told Fox News Wednesday, Aug 31st, 2016 that Trump immediately responded to an invitation by Mexico’s President … Continue reading

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
Latin America & the Caribbean

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

HAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia’s biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, Aug 29, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, made … Continue reading