Latin America

Mexico City Installs Penis Seat for Sexual Assault Awareness

9 out of 10 women in the capital have experienced sexual violence in some form or another on the Metro.<p>Mexico City is trying a new approach to raising awareness about sexual violence, and it will make you look twice.<p>The city’s campaign involves a redesigned seat on the Line 7 metro, with a catch. …

Mexico City

This underground railroad took slaves to freedom in Mexico

Donald Trump said during the presidential campaign that he wanted to keep “bad hombres” out of the country. He told the Mexican president, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press, that he wanted Mexico to stop "bad hombres down there" from coming across the southern border of the US.<p>…

Mexico

The world’s happiest country?

How have Colombians maintained their renowned happiness in the face of unimaginable atrocity, loss and economic hardship?<p>Colombians live for the celebration. The South American country has more festivals than days of the year, and whether it’s the multiday revelry of Carnival in Barranquilla, the …

South America

Mexico suspends judge who dismissed sexual assault charges against schoolgirl

A Mexican judicial panel suspended a judge on Wednesday who dismissed charges against a man accused of sexually abusing a minor on grounds that the assault had not satisfied him sexually.<p>The case has spurred outrage among Mexicans, who viewed it as another instance of impunity for wealthy men.<p>The …

Misogyny

With Its Debt Crisis, Puerto Rico Must Treat Its Creditors Fairly

The Puerto Rican $70 billion dollar debt crisis is tragic, has led to massive levels of unemployment (almost half of the population of the island), …

Puerto Rico

Mexico's bargaining chips with Trump? How about a corn boycott

First domesticated here 10,000 years ago, corn is not only a staple of the Mexican diet, but also a symbol of Mexico itself.<p>Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, it has also become a symbol of Mexico’s growing economic dependence on the United States.<p>Now, as …

Agriculture

El Salvador to investigate military leaders over civil war massacre

A court in El Salvador notified seven former high-level military leaders on Wednesday they are being investigated for their alleged roles in the 1981 massacre of 1,000 peasants, considered the worst atrocity in the nation's bloody civil war.<p>The case, reopened in October, is the first since a July …

El Salvador

Guns kill about 40,000 Brazilians every year. Some lawmakers think more guns will make the country safer.

Brazil has a murder problem. It also has a gun problem. Both could get worse if some Brazilian lawmakers have their way.<p>One out of 10 homicide victims around the world each year is a Brazilian. Most of the roughly 60,000 Brazilian citizens violently killed each year die from gunshot wounds. And the …

Brazil

No, Trump Will Not Be Building The Border Wall On Mexico's Side Of The Border

A spokeswoman for the interior secretary says his remarks were misconstrued.<p>The Trump administration is not planning on claiming land on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border for purposes of building a border wall, an administration official confirmed to The Huffington Post.<p>The possibility of …

Mexico

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Wear Best Matching Looks in Buenos Aires

So. Many. Feels.<p>Selena Gomez and The Weeknd continue their sightseeing on the next stop of his <i>Starboy: Legend of the Fall</i> World Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina and they brought the city's capital their absolute best.<p>The rumored couple was spotted on a date at the Boris jazz club at peak …

Buenos Aires

Maduro’s Favorite Economist Says Venezuela Is a ‘Real Mess’ - Bloomberg

Last week, Nicolas Maduro, the embattled president of crisis-torn Venezuela, veered a bit off course during a rambling, hour-and-a-half speech to …

Venezuela

Political Risk Analysis: What Should Investors Know About Guyana's Oil Industry?

Guyana is not usually mentioned as one of the top targets for investment in Latin America. The country, which has a population of around 800,000 and a landmass roughly equivalent in size to Kansas, sits sandwiched between Suriname and Venezuela. A former British colony that is the only officially …

Guyana

Venezuela Supreme Court Assumes Powers of Opposition-Controlled Congress

CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans awoke Thursday to learn that the supreme court has assumed all powers of the opposition-controlled congress, which lawyers and rights activists say is the latest step toward dictatorship in Latin America’s largest oil producer.<p>“This ruling marks the point of no return …

Venezuela

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with US

San José (AFP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday he is working on "a new relationship" with the US and thanked Latin American …

Mexico

Colombia's Congress approves police general as vice president

Colombia's Congress backed the appointment of retired General Oscar Naranjo as vice president, replacing German Vargas Lleras who stood down to qualify for a run at the presidency next year.<p>President Juan Manuel Santos nominated the former national police chief and peace negotiator to focus on …

Juan Manuel Santos

Mexican officials are game to renegotiate NAFTA — on their terms

Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexican officials say they are preparing for any …

Mexico

Petrobras pulls out of asset sale to Karoon Gas

Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) says it is calling off the sale of two oil fields to Australia's Karron Gas, and has withdrawn its appeal to Brazil's Supreme …

Petrobras

O novo trabalho do Abdala é uma mistura de música tradicional, hip hop e religião - Vice

<i>"All I know is Jesus, Vishnu, Mohit, Taurus, Osiris, Odin, Muhammad all wait in line for seconds just like me<br>That we are put together by masses of eternal trinkets of matter from the cosmos in the bathroom<br>And that they disappear and reappear like worlds between matter<br>That mountains, seas, and</i> …

Rio De Janeiro

A neighborly rebuke to a wayward Venezuela

The country’s biggest neighbors in Latin America insist on talks between President Maduro and the opposition to end a political and humanitarian …

Venezuela

Backlash at Mexico judge over 'no carnal intent' ruling

<b>There has been a backlash on social media against a judge in Mexico who has ordered that a suspect in a sexual assault case should not be jailed.</b><p>Judge Anuar González said that the suspect, Diego Cruz, had penetrated a 17-year-old girl with his fingers but had done so "without carnal intent".<p>The …

Veracruz

US Tourism To Drop After Trump Travel Ban, American Political Climate

The U.S. could lose $18 billion from foreign tourists because of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel bans against refugees and people from …

Cuba

Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the proposed U.S. border wall with Mexico (all times local):2:10 p.m.The federal government has extended its deadline for …

Mexico

Brazil Star Neymar Spotted Celebrating Team's Classic Win With Girlfriend Bruna Marquezine

After Brazil became the first team to officially qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Neymar was spotted celebrating with his girlfriend Bruna Marquezine …

Soccer

El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining

Campaigners celebrate victory for ‘water over gold’ after country unaninmously ushers through historic bill to end all forms of metal mining<p>El Salvador has made history after becoming the first country in the world to ban metal mining.<p>Lawmakers in the water-parched country passed the ban in a …

El Salvador

Interior secretary hints border wall could be on Mexican land

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday said America can't give away the Rio Grande to Mexico in the process of building President Trump's signature …

Government

Brazil enacts bigger-than-expected spending freeze to meet fiscal goal

(Adds details on tax breaks and companies affected)<p>By Alonso Soto and Marcela Ayres<p>BRASILIA, March 29 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government on …

Brazilian Politics

Latin America may step up bond sales as Trump fears fade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Latin American governments and companies could soon step up bond sales, seizing on an increased appetite for deals as a regional …

Economic Data

Mexico: 2 teen girls killed by landing plane as they take video selfie

Victims were standing on pick-up truck filming themselves and did not hear approaching aircraft.<p>Two teenage girls died in a horrific incident when a …

Mexico

My Cuban Journey: Car Magic

<i>PHOTO: An array of classic cars in Havana, Cuba. (photo by David Cogswell)</i><p>The Cuban car phenomenon is stunning.<p>It grabs you the moment you emerge …

Cuba

What They Knew, and When They Knew It

Halfway through her confirmation hearing in January, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, found herself navigating a …

Haiti