Latin America

Dead Bodies Start Piling Up as Mexico’s Stolen-Fuel Market Booms - Bloomberg

Buying stolen gasoline in the central Mexican state of Puebla is easy. Pull off the main highway into a busy parking lot, and the black marketeers …

Mexico

Brazilian butt surgeon murdered in alleged implant revenge plot

A Brazilian butt surgeon has been abducted, tied up and shot in the face in a horrific murder suspected to have been revenge for a botched implant …

Lifestyle

Venezuela’s economic and political crisis in charts

While the cause of the protests that have swept Venezuela is president Nicolás Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution, the clashes come …

Venezuela

Criminal gang offers $1m bounties for killing Farc leaders, lawyer says

Guerrillas handed in weapons as part of peace deal with Colombian government but have long feared assassinations, as they prepare to take seats in Congress<p>A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1m to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia’s Farc rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on …

Juan Manuel Santos

CIA chief hints agency is working to change Venezuelan government

The head of the CIA has suggested the agency is working to change the elected government of Venezuela and is collaborating with two countries in the …

Venezuela

23 Colombian foods the whole world should know and love - Matador Network

Colombia’s constant climate and different altitudes makes it the ideal place to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce all year round. This …

South America

New concerns over tainted alcohol at resorts in Mexico

There are growing concerns out of Mexico with allegations that popular resorts drug and serve tainted alcohol to tourists.<p>A Wisconsin family believes …

Mexico

Brazil prosecutors triple budget for corruption probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Attorney General's office announced on Tuesday that it has tripled its 2018 budget for the investigation into a sprawling corruption scandal that has engulfed political and business leaders across Latin America.<p>Federal prosecutors decided to boost spending on the …

Brazil

Glamorous female pilot who trained to fly aged 17 shares snaps of her jet-setting lifestyle travelling the world

A glamorous female pilot who trained to fly aged just 17 has shared snaps of her jet-setting life style as she travels the world.<p>Flavia Lucilio, 29, …

Aviation

Former Spanish Leader Meets With Lopez to Broker Venezuela Peace - Bloomberg

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the former Spanish prime minister who has pushed for peaceful solution to Venezuela’s crisis, held talks with …

Venezuela

Flash - High noon in Venezuela with strike then vote - France 24

CARACAS (AFP) -<p>Venezuela is hurtling toward a high-stakes political confrontation this week pitting an increasingly isolated President Nicolas Maduro against an opposition scenting blood.<p>On Wednesday and Thursday, the opposition is staging its second nationwide strike in a week, then another mass …

Venezuela

Mexican Drug Cartels Suspected in TX Smuggling

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations office looking at the deaths of 10 immigrants found in a tractor trailer in Texas says it’s no secret that Mexican drug cartels likely had a hand in the smuggling operation. (July 25) AP

Mexico

Venezuela Descends Into Dictatorship, But Networks Can’t Be Bothered

Venezuela’s oppressive, socialist president hopes to seize even more power, yet the broadcast networks continue to largely ignore his country’s …

Venezuela

One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the undocumented migrants found dead in an overheated tractor-trailer in San Antonio early Sunday morning had been a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, officials said.<p>His status with the program, known as DACA, was revoked and he was deported to …

Immigration

The Hot New Thing in Guatemala, Land of Coffee? It’s Coffee

GUATEMALA CITY — In the narrative spun around specialty coffee, there are two kinds of places: those where people cultivate the beans and those where people consume the end result.<p>On one side, the sturdy farmer from somewhere in Latin America or Africa plucks red coffee cherries against a tapestry …

Coffee

IMF Sees Venezuela Cratering With Another Double-Digit GDP Dive - Bloomberg

Venezuela’s economy is on track toward its second consecutive year of double-digit contraction as political crisis torpedoes activity and ordinary …

Venezuela

Mexico City Is Killing Parking Spaces. Pay Attention, America

Depending on who you ask, Mexico City is either the most or the 12th most congested city in the world. Either way: No fun! Residents who drive lose …

Cities

Venezuelan business group urges government to abort congress vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's main business guild Fedecamaras demanded on Tuesday that President Nicolas Maduro's government abort a controversial vote scheduled for Sunday to create a special congress capable of rewriting the country's constitution.<p>Critics have called it a dictatorial move and …

Venezuela

Venezuela accuses Rubio, CIA of plot to topple Caracas government | Miami Herald

Venezuela’s senior leaders charged Sen. Marco Rubio and the CIA of plotting to topple the government of President Nicolás Maduro.<p>With their country …

Venezuela

Other Meetings Jared Kushner Has Attended Without Realizing What They Were

June, 2015<br>Disney Imagineers Meeting<p>Kushner accidentally attended a creative development meeting of the Disney Imagineers after mistaking it for the …

Fidel Castro

Lula's Arrest Would Prompt Upheaval, According to Brazil's Leading Activist - Bloomberg

The arrest of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would trigger widespread social upheaval and help pave the way for his re-election, …

Brazil

DCPP arranges dark-walled Mexico City house around two courtyards

Pale mud bricks, teak wood and a textured black coating are all used to front this house in Mexico City, which architecture studio DCPP has designed …

Architecture

'It takes a lot of courage': Venezuelan protesters tell of rising police violence

As general strike begins, more than 100 have died and hundreds more arrested in anti-government protests since April<p>It was the second time Wuilly Arteaga’s violin was damaged during anti-government protests in Caracas, but it was the first time he was injured by police.<p>Arteaga, who has become a …

Amid Trump's Grim Cuba Talk, Havana Maestros Offer Brighter Vision

On a recent Friday evening in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, less than two miles from Trump Tower, a Cuban band known as the Havana Maestros took the stage at trendy NeueHouse Madison Square to deliver a live performance in celebration of new album <i>AmeriCuba</i>.<p>The record combines a decade-spanning …

Cuba

Corruption in Brazil Starts at the Top

Earlier this month, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.<p>It is the most dramatic chapter …

Brazil

AP Photos: Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' embraces frontball | Miami Herald

Residents of Mexico City's legendarily tough neighborhood of Tepito are embracing a new form of handball known as frontball after promoters chose it …

Mexico City

Poor Che Guevara is stuck selling luxe apartments and office space now

"A revolutionary place to live and work" the advertisement says, adding a cigar and sunglasses to Guevara.<p>In an effort to advertise apartments and office space, a company chose to use a massive version of an iconic image of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Predictably, a Twitter users image of …

Liberal POV

Brazil: landless agriculture workers invade farms of president's allies

Agriculture minister, former Brazilian soccer association president, and close friend of Michel Temer targeted in movement ahead of congressional vote<p>Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer …

Brazil

Open University under investigation after it emerges that Cuban students are banned from institution

The Open University has become embroiled in a row with Cuba, after it emerged that they do not allow Cuban students to enrol on their courses.<p>The ban - which has been in place since 2014 - came to light when a Cuban student was accepted by lecturers for a PhD at the institution, only to be told by …

Education

MercadoLibre: The Next Amazon Of Latin America

The e-commerce space in Latin America is growing at an extremely fast pace, and MercadoLibre is the market leader based on various market metrics.<p>Its …

Stocks