Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got
Latin America & the Caribbean

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AP) — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral. The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along … Continue reading

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts
Latin America & the Caribbean

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts

DUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure Friday over his involvement in offshore investments after he finally admitted he benefited from his father’s Panama-registered trust, an entity exposed by this week’s massive data leak at a law firm specializing in global tax avoidance. Lawmakers from opposition parties demanded that Cameron tell … Continue reading

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don’t need your ‘presents’
Latin America & the Caribbean

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don’t need your ‘presents’

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that “we don’t need the empire to give us any presents.” The 1,500-word letter in state media titled “Brother Obama” was Castro’s first response to the … Continue reading

Brazil’s ex-president charged in money laundering probe
Latin America & the Caribbean

Brazil’s ex-president charged in money laundering probe

  SAO PAULO (AP) — State prosecutors have filed charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation, putting further scrutiny on one of Brazil’s towering political figures who is being hounded by corruption allegations. The charges brought by prosecutors in Sao Paulo state arise from allegations that he hid … Continue reading

Team for Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ launches PR blitz
Latin America & the Caribbean

Team for Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ launches PR blitz

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news. Emma Coronel, mother of Guzman’s twin 4-year-old daughters, has given unprecedented media interviews, issuing dire warnings about his health and … Continue reading