Venezuela plans stock comes out in break from socialist model

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from telephone and internet service providers to a petrochemical producer. In another country, those … Read more

Bolivia’s Arce warns may not attend Summit of the Americas

Bolivia’s President Luis Arce says he may not go to the Summit of the Americas if some countries are not invited ByAssociated Press May 11, 2022, 9:04 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s President Luis Arce says he may not go to the Summit of … Read more

Journalist killed in Mexico was threatened in recent weeks

COSOLEACAQUE, Mexico — The director of an online news site in southeastern Mexico had been threatened in recent weeks over her journalism before being killed with a colleague, her brother said Tuesday. Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, the director and a reporter, respectively, of the online news site El Veraz in Cosoleacaque … Read more

Paraguay organized crime prosecutor slain on Colombian beach

Paraguay’s prosecutor of organized crime and drug trafficking cases has been slain in Colombia apparently by gunmen on a jet ski as he honeymooned with his new wife on an island off Cartagena ByAssociated Press May 10, 2022, 10:55 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BOGOTA, Colombia — Paraguay’s prosecutor … Read more

El Salvador gives woman accused of abortion 30 years in prison

A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman who suffered an obstetric emergency that ended her pregnancy to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide ByAssociated Press May 10, 2022, 9:38 PM • 1 minute read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A court in El Salvador has … Read more

Official: 8 Turkish citizens kidnapped from bus in Haiti

A diplomatic official tells The Associated Press that eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital By EVENS SANON Associated Press May 9, 2022, 11:29 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, an official told The Associated Press … Read more

2 journalists killed in Mexico; 10th and 11th of the year

Mexican state prosecutors say two journalists have been shot to death in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press May 9, 2022, 10:15 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Two journalists were shot to death in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz on … Read more

Bahamas calls on US labs to help solve deaths of 3 tourists

Officials say samples extracted from three tourists from Tennessee and Florida who died at a resort in the Bahamas under mysterious circumstances have been sent to a US lab to expedite results and help authorities understand what happened By DANICA COTO Associated Press May 9, 2022, 8:39 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare … Read more

Another Ecuador prison clash leaves 43 inmates dead

Officials in Ecuador say a clash between rival gangs has left 43 inmates dead ByAssociated Press May 9, 2022, 6:56 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article QUITO, Ecuador — A clash between rival Ecuadorian gangs has left 43 inmates dead, officials said Monday, little more than a month after another … Read more

Death toll of Havana hotel explosion rises to 35

More bodies have been pulled from the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba’s capital, bringing the official death toll from a powerful explosion at the iconic building to 35 ByAssociated Press May 9, 2022, 4:46 PM • 1 minute read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — More bodies were pulled from … Read more