Latin America

Mexican Protesters Shut Down U.S. Border Crossing

The demonstrators were angered by steep hikes in gas prices in Mexico.<p>Protesters disrupted Mexican-U.S. border-crossing stations on Sunday, shutting one of them down for hours. But they were demonstrating against Mexico, not America.<p>The protesters, who were angered by steep hikes in gas prices in …

Mexico

Nicolas Maduro fired Venezuela's Central Bank chief

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.<p>Speaking on his weekly television program, Maduro announced he was nominating …

Venezuela

Want to move abroad? Try here

We talked to residents in the top-ranking countries for expats to find out what exactly makes their adopted country so special.<p>As the world becomes more connected, the number of people living outside their home country is on the rise – more than 244 million globally, estimates the United Nations, …

Travel

How Islam took root in one of South America’s most violent cities

The Colombian port of Buenaventura is home to a small Muslim community who have successively embraced the Nation of Islam, Sunni and Shia interpretations<p>Blaring salsa music from a neighbouring bar does not perturb Sheik Munir Valencia as he bows in prayer at a family home-turned-mosque in the poor, …

Religion

Opinion: A 1,000-mile step back for US and Mexico

Donald Trump hasn't attacked any other country as fiercely as the US's southern neighbor, Mexico. It's time the economic partners of the NAFTA free trade zone demanded a change of course, says Claudia Herrera-Pahl.<p>Can one man single-handedly put an end to decades of laborious rapprochement? That's …

Mexico

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

As malnutrition spreads through Venezuela, food shortage persists and worsens - strengthening the black market<p>CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.<p>The calls by members of …

Venezuela

10 Outrageous Countries to Scratch Your Travel Itch

When putting together your next amazing adventure, you’ll have to decide what’s important to you. Are you the type to book the all inclusive in …

South America

A Bright Wedding Color Palette Inspired by Mexico City | Brides

Mexico City has become more of a destination hotspot in the past couple of years, and it’s easy to see why! Beautiful architecture, an inspiring art scene, and piles of delicious restaurants are just a few reasons it is so beloved. So what better a place to pull wedding inspiration from? This vibe …

Mexico City

Mexican president calls Canada's Trudeau ahead of NAFTA talks

President Pena Nieto has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to help press Donald Trump on the importance of NAFTA to the region. Trump has promised to renegotiate or tear up the free trade agreement.<p>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday as the …

Mexico

After 3 Miscarriages, I Found Out I Was Pregnant Again. Then I Was Diagnosed With Zika.

"I told my mom and she was hysterical. She said, 'Why is this happening to you?'"<p><i>After Zika exploded into an epidemic in Puerto Rico early last year, U.S. lawmakers fought for nine months about funding to stop the spread of the virus. But pregnancies and babies don't wait for politicians. According</i> …

Puerto Rico

Our cat in Havana

<b>In Cuba's capital, armies of stray cats and dogs prowl the streets. The state does little to look after them, so responsibility lies with the public - as Will Grant found when he befriended a ginger tomcat.</b><p>My younger sister sometimes reminds me of the apparent indifference I showed when our family …

Cuba

Brazilian authorities build temporary wall to quell deadly prison clashes

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian security officials worked to complete an improvised wall of metal shipping containers on Sunday inside a prison where rival gangs have clashed in the past week, resulting in the brutal killing of 26 inmates.<p>The rusty red containers were hauled into the Alcacuz prison …

Brazil

You can rent this isolated island off the coast of Belize for $495 a night

Bird Island is a tiny private island off the coast of Belize. It's available to rent on Airbnb for $495 per night, but it's already booked until June of 2018.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Belize

Uncovering a Hidden History – Women Photographers in Cuba

<i>Part of our mission at</i> Cuban Art News <i>is bringing overlooked aspects of Cuban art and cultural history to audiences on and beyond the Island. With</i> …

Cuba

The Top 10 Things to Do in Costa Rica for Families

In its first week, the new U.S. administration has already removed all references to Climate Change from its website and is openly looking to sell …

Costa Rica

2016: The Travel Year in Review

I’ve declared it already: 2016 was the best year ever. Since 2011, I’ve summarized my travel-filled years (see my posts from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, …

South America

Mexico mass grave contains remains of 56 people - statement

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A mass grave discovered in northern Mexico almost a year ago contains the remains of 56 people, a state attorney general's office said on Sunday.<p>A forensic team has so far identified the remains of 24 people in the grave, which is at the foot of a hill in the municipality of …

Mexico

10 Things to Know for Monday

From deadly storms in Georgia and Mississippi to Trump's "running war" on media, here are your Monday headlines<p>Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:<p>1. ‘WE WILL PROVE WORTHY OF THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY’<p>After a combative start to his …

Dominican Republic

15 Best Baja Food Finds for 2017

Mexico is one of my favorite countries in the world. Lucky for me I live in San Diego and have Baja California, Mexico just minutes from my home. One …

Mexico

Mozambique default on eurobond was 'unnecessary' - creditor group

Mozambique's default on a coupon payment for its dollar-denominated bond last week was "unnecessary" and a step backwards for the country's relationship with the holders of the debt, a group of creditors said in a statement on Monday.<p>Mozambique announced a week ago it would not make the $59.8 …

Puerto Rico

Independiente del Valle look to emulate class of 2016

<b>The Copa Libertadores kicks off this week and one team in particular will be looking to emulate the fairytale success of last season.</b><p>The new look, year long Copa Libertadores kicks off this week with the hastily arranged and hastily played first round of a three phase qualification competition.<p>Only …

South America

Seirei Gensouki ~Konna Sekai de Deaeta Kimi ni

Amakawa Haruto is a young man who died before reuniting with his childhood friend who disappeared five years ago. Rio is a boy living in the slums …

Rio De Janeiro

Chile forest fires: Troops join fight against worst fires in decades

<b>Some 1,200 troops and 500 firefighters have joined the effort to control Chile's worst forest fires in decades.</b><p>A state of emergency has been declared in a vast area south of the capital, Santiago.<p>The blazes began over a week ago and spread quickly in the dry and particularly hot summer that many …

Forests

Praying for Death — Blood Sacrifice and Drug Cartels in Latin America

Cult rituals among criminal groups are more widespread than believed, according to a new bookContinue reading on War Is Boring »

Cartels

Major Lazer’s historic Cuba concert has been turned into a documentary

<b>Give Me Future features behind-the-scenes footage of last year’s groundbreaking concert.</b><p>On March 6 2016, <b>Major Lazer</b> performed <b>a free concert in Havana</b> …

Cuba

Mexico: President Pena Nieto, Trump have phone conversation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says President Enrique Pena Nieto has spoken by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>A statement issued Saturday says the two leaders' conversation happened in the morning.<p>It said Pena Nieto congratulated Trump on his inauguration and expressed …

Mexico

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico are looking forward to President Trump

By Meredith Hoffman on Jan 21, 2017<p>After waiting all night at the foot of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, Yojaine Fernandez, a brawny plumber who’d spent the previous five weeks migrating from Cuba to the U.S.-Mexico border, was first in line to enter Texas on Jan. 12.<p>Immigration agents …

Cuba

Breaking Free From Fossil Fuels: Costa Rica Has Been Powered By Renewables For Over 250 Days

Costa Rica has long been a tropical hideaway, a lush paradise of incredible wildlife. It’s also one of only a few countries on this planet with …

Costa Rica

Gold Cup field nearly set after El Salvador tops Nicaragua

Honduras won the Copa Centroamericana with a victory Sunday, while neighbor El Salvador secured a spot in CONCACAF's regional championship.<p>All but one of the places are filled for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup after El Salvador topped Nicaragua on the final day of the Copa Centroamericana.<p>St. …

El Salvador