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Pictures of Week in Latin America & Caribbean Photo Gallery

Feb.24, 2021 – March 4, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America a...

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Oct. 16 – Oct. 22, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean. ...

Anger rises after yet another wave of Brazil prison violence

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Fury was rising among the relatives of dozens of inmates killed in prison riots as they demanded the release of the bodies for burial, more than two days after prisoners attacked...

At hearing, Amazon tribe accuses Brazil army of atrocities

WAIMIRI-ATROARI RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — First the helicopters arrived, dropping chemical bombs. Then came armed men in green uniforms who proceeded to slaughter members of an Amazon tribe to make way f...

Iconic Japanese newspaper in Brazil closes after 72 years

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Sao Paulo Shimbun newspaper has printed its final edition, ending a 72-year run as a vital reference point and voice for Brazil's Japanese community - the largest in the world out...

In Brazil backlands, termites built millions of dirt mounds

PALMEIRAS, Brazil (AP) — Roy Funch, an American botanist who has lived and worked in Brazil's hardscrabble northeast for decades, long looked at huge cone-shaped mounds of mud in the distance and wond...

Economy was key to Brazil win, but will he deliver?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Key to Jair Bolsonaro's recent election victory was the support of Brazil's business community, which coalesced around him because he promised to overhaul Latin America's largest econ...

With rights under threat, Brazil's indigenous run for office

SAO PAULO (AP) — The number of indigenous Brazilians running for office has surged this year at a time when many feel their cultures and lands are more threatened than they have been in decades. ...

Stabbing of a leading Brazilian candidate could reshape race

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The wounding of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate has the potential to reshape the election contest after dramatically exposing the deep polarization in Latin America's ...

Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies alth...

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise int...

New Argentina probe says prosecutor Nisman was murdered

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A new police report has dramatically revived one of the greatest criminal mysteries in Argentine history — the possible murder of a crusading prosecutor that has roused ...

Ex-Argentine Vice President detained on laundering charge

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou has been detained on charges of illicit enrichment and money laundering, joining other members of the administration of form...

Victims of bike path attack reflected a diverse city

One of the dead was a mother of young sons from Belgium. Five had traveled from Argentina to New York with a tight-knit group of classmates to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduation. ...

Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in pope's Argentina

CASEROS, Argentina (AP) — Karen Maydana says she was 9 years old when the Rev. Carlos Jose fondled her at a church pew facing the altar. It was her first confession ahead of her first Holy Communion. ...