Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute
Latin America & the Caribbean

Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional crisis. The Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone Sunday’s vote because there is “too much violence … Continue reading

Eco-warrior Tompkins’ widow to deepen conservation work
Latin America & the Caribbean

Eco-warrior Tompkins’ widow to deepen conservation work

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The widow of American conservationist Doug Tompkins, who died last month while kayaking in South America’s Patagonia region, says she’ll build on her husband’s legacy of protecting threatened ecosystems in Argentina and Chile. Kristine McDivitt Tompkins said in a telephone interview from Puerto Varas in southern Chile that since her husband … Continue reading

Mexico probes possible money tie between actress, drug boss
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico probes possible money tie between actress, drug boss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There are indications that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had business dealings with actress Kate del Castillo, who arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn, Mexico’s attorney general said in an interview published Tuesday. Arely Gomez told the newspaper El Universal that officials are investigating possible … Continue reading