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Ex-hostages doing well, have left Haiti, mission agency says

All the former hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group kidnapped in Haiti have been flown out of the country after a two-month ordeal, the leader of their Ohio-based missions organization said Fri...

Biden calls 'remarkable' Cuba protests a 'call for freedom'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took the streets to protest food shortages and high prices...

Biden calls 'remarkable' Cuba protests a 'call for freedom'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took the streets to protest food shortages and h...

El Salvador's new assembly votes to oust high chamber judges

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s new Legislative Assembly, controlled by President Nayib Bukele’s New Ideas party, held its first session Saturday with lawmakers voting to remove the mag...

Guatemala's top court refuses to seat female justice

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress refused to swear in a crusading female judge to the nation’s highest court Tuesday, a move the United States condemned. Gloria Porras won ...

Chinese loans to Latin America plunge as virus strains ties

MIAMI (AP) — It seemed like a match made in finance heaven. In 2010, China, its economy roaring and state companies looking to expand globally, set its eyes on Latin America, a regi...

Taiwan to open representative office in Guyana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will establish a representative office in Guyana in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in South America. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) mad...

Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pr...

Nicaragua opposition ban draws international condemnation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Countries and international groups around the world on Tuesday condemned a law approved by Nicaragua’s ruling party-dominated Congress that would essentially ban opposition candidat...

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen or closed, hamperin...

Dissolved migrant caravan sign of tougher Guatemala stance

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government’s halt of more than 3,000 Honduran migrants who had set out for the United States amid the pandemic signaled that U.S. pressure on immigration continues...

US frowns upon Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere is "not something we look ...

Press groups condemn threats against Nicaragua journalists

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International press organizations and the United States government have condemned intimidation and threats against Nicaraguan journalists. Gerall Chávez, an...

Taiwan to join US, Japan in hosting GCTF workshop in Guatemala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese, American, and Japanese governments are co-hosting a virtual forum in Guatemala this year in hopes of fostering exchanges and expanding Taiwan’s presen...

US sanctions top Nicaraguan officials over rights abuses

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions Friday against two high-ranking Nicaraguan officials for their support of government crackdowns on protesters. The Tre...