Latin America

WATCH: Hero Biker Saves Tiny Runaway Dog Caught in Crazy Mexico City Traffic

Take a deep breath before you watch this one.<p>A tiny dog recently got loose from its owner on the streets of Mexico City and raced straight into the …

Mexico City

Venezuela in talks with Nomura to sell fixed-income securities -sources

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's central bank is seeking to sell fixed-income securities to Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) as a way of raising cash amid an economic crisis, an opposition deputy and a finance industry source said on Thursday, only weeks after a similar deal embroiled the Japanese bank …

Venezuela

Mexican authorities accused of failures over notorious mass murder

Claims leads were not followed in the deaths of five people, including journalist Rubén Espinosa, in a Mexico City apartment<p>Human rights officials in Mexico City have concluded that authorities in the country’s capital failed to properly investigate one of the capital’s most notorious recent …

Mexico

Airbnb to collect room tax in Puerto Rico for government

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has signed a deal with Airbnb under which the company will collect a room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis.<p>Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Thursday collection will …

Puerto Rico

Cuba Says Regional Marijuana Liberalization is Fueling Drug Trafficking

The liberalization of marijuana laws is fueling drug trafficking but Cuba will not follow the trend of loosening restrictions on marijuana , a …

Cuba

Venezuela protests end in death once more

The near-daily unrest in Venezuela has culminated once again in the death of a protester.<p>Demonstrations turned violent on Thursday as opposition supporters came under a hail of rubber bullets during their assault on an airbase.<p>Soldiers fired from near point blank range as protesters attacked the …

Venezuela

Mexico Lifts Rate for 7th Straight Time, Signals End of Cycle - Bloomberg

Mexico’s central bank raised borrowing costs for a seventh straight time, saying the new interest rate level is consistent with "efficient …

Mexico City

Venezuelans suffer deadly scarcity of food and medicine

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Now to the crisis in Venezuela, which takes many forms, economic, political, social, but perhaps nothing is more harmful day to day …

Venezuela

The Best Boutique Hotels in Panama City, Panama

In a city renowned as the hub of Central American commerce, it’s no surprise that bland, executive-style chain hotels have sprouted like weeds …

Panama City

PH LAVALLEJA

PH is the name given to a traditional housing typology in Buenos Aires, characterised by high density and low rise buildings. Set in the last unit of a long plot, PH Lavalleja coexists with the neighbouring free plan, high rise residential buildings that surround it.

Buenos Aires

Five things you need to know about Trump’s Cuba policy — and who it will hurt

On Friday, President Trump announced in front of a crowd gathered in Miami’s Little Havana that he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” His policy’s goal, he explained, is to spark political change on the socialist island. The policy aims to do so by …

Cuba

The Immigrants No One Wants

On a recent Wednesday, 75 Guatemalans disembarked from one of three charter flights, all full of deportees from the United States, scheduled that day. The group was led into a hangar, where authorities gave them a perfunctory welcome: a hello, a snack and bus fare to wherever they were headed.<p>The …

Immigration

US reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once Islamic State militants are ousted from their main stronghold in Syria, the city …

Juan Manuel Santos

Downtown Mexico City bucket list

The Historic Center is the heart of Mexico City, the starting point for anyone who wants to discover this destination — and a place that never stops …

Mexico

The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World

Every country in the world has something to offer—think local cuisine, groundbreaking architecture, and much, much more. But beauty is a hard thing to quantify, which is why we let the World Economic Forum do much of the work for us: Every year, the foundation releases their Travel & Tourism …

List-Worthy

Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

Deforestation in the Amazon is increasing amid cuts to protection, putting Norway’s financial aid in jeopardy, says minister<p>Leia este artigo em português<p>Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial …

Environment

This Outdoor Gear For Good Company Proved You Can Be A Benefit Corporation From Day One

“If there’s an investor that won’t invest in me because I founded a benefit corporation, that’s not the right investor for us.”<p>Davis Smith knows what he’s doing when it comes to e-commerce. A 38-year-old serial entrepreneur, he founded, and later sold, an online pool table retailer straight out of …

South America

A Misguided Cuba Roll-back

President Donald Trump’s 16 June announcement that his administration will partially reverse efforts to restore diplomatic ties and normalise …

Cuba

Chile publishes details of Nazi spy rings in World War Two

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police made public on Thursday archive documents relating to its investigation during World War Two that uncovered how Nazi supporters in the country aided the Third Reich, including supplying information and plans to bomb mines in Chile.<p>Young members of families of …

South America

Puerto Vallarta's Luxury All-Inclusive Resort: Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel Romantic Getaway

By Beth Graham Jun. 22nd, 2017<p>Photos Credit: Beth Graham<p>You arrive to check in to your hotel and you’re greeted with a glass of champagne then guided …

Hotels

How Low Can Trump’s Approval Rating Go? Just Look at the Unpopularity of Brazil's Scandal-Ridden President

The dwindling approval ratings of Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer could provide a warning to Donald Trump.

Brazilian Politics

Illegal Immigrant Held in Beating Death of Virginia Teen

An illegal immigrant beat a 17-year-old girl with a metal baseball bat before dawn on Father’s Day and dumped her body in a pond in a suburb of …

El Salvador

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Numbers count for a lot in passionate, seductive, uncompromisingly carnivorous Buenos Aires.<p>There’s the two national days, there’s the 459ft, 16 lane …

Argentina

Cuba's Daymé Arocena found her religion through music

Daymé Arocena strolls onstage barefoot, beaming as her band primes an audience in Boston for 90 minutes of Cuban jazz.<p>Her head is wrapped in a white turban and she wears a white dress — the color of Santería, the Afro-Cuban religion born out of European Catholicism and West African Yoruba rituals …

Cuba

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.<p>We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn …

Mexico

US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is urging the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela, where she says "people are starving while their government tramples their democracy."<p>Haley said in a statement Thursday that the United …

Venezuela

Hemingway's Cuba, Cuba's Hemingway

A norther was raging over havana, bending and twisting the royal palm fronds against a threatening gray sky. My taxi splashed through the puddles …

Cuba

The True Story of Ernest Hemingway's Favorite Bar

Three places lay claim to the title, but there can be only one.<p>In the 56 years since Ernest Hemingway died, even the most mundane details of his …

Cuba

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants

2:16<p>60:01<p>President Trump announces new Cuba policy (full speech)<p>5:47<p>President Trump announces toughening of Cuba policy in Miami<p>1:08<p>What Trump's Cuba …

Cuba

6.8-magnitude earthquake measured in Guatemala's Pacific coast

Epicentre located on Guatemala's west coast; quake felt in El Salvador and Honduras, too<p>A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on …

Guatemala