US launches initiative to spur investment in Latin America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an initiative Tuesday seeking to foster investment by the U.S. private sector in energy and infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, descr...

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cooperation in the fight against corruption and organized crime was high on the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay. ...

Salvadoran woman marks 1 year in sanctuary near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yoga. Meditation. English. These are some of the skills Rosa Gutiérrez López has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to g...

US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on both the former and the current director of the Venezuelan government's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kick...

US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes. That means it takes ...

US alleges Russia meddling in Chilean protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says there are indications that Russian activity in social media is exacerbating divisions in Chile, which has been rocked by deadly protests. A s...

Bolton to attend Aug. 6 meeting in Peru about Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official says National Security Adviser John Bolton and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will lead a U.S. delegation at an initial conference held by countries ...

Bill to guard Venezuelans from deportation stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill aimed at protecting thousands of Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation stalled in the Senate on Tuesday after the Democratic minority urged its ap...

IMF: Venezuela's economic decline among most severe globally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cumulative decline of the Venezuelan economy since 2013 will surpass 60% — among the deepest five-year contractions around the world over the last half century — the Internationa...

Bill giving Venezuelans protected status failing in US House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that seeks to protect thousands of Venezuelan citizens currently living in the United States from deportation by granting them Temporary Protected Status is failing in the Hou...

Henri Falcón seeks US support as president of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Henri Falcón wants support from the United States to become the president of Venezuela and has hired a Canada-based lobbyist for $200,000 to achieve that...

Democratic presidential candidates invited to Latino forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latino Victory Fund is inviting Democratic presidential candidates to speak at a forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 6 ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary season. ...

Brazil seeks foreign capital to update transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazil says it will seek to raise at least $45 billion in investments over the next four years for an ambitious plan to improve transportation in South America's biggest nation. ...

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security official...

HRW calls for sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for ...