Latin America News Headlines
UPDATE 2-U.S. issues more Cuba sanctions as Biden prepares to meet Cuban American leaders
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders on Friday in response to the Havana government's crackdown on protesters as President Joe Biden prepared to meet Cuban American leaders at the White House.
UPDATE 2-Peru's new Marxist PM says 'don't worry' as chances of radical policy shift rise
LIMA, July 30 (Reuters) - Peru's newly appointed hard-left prime minister sought to soothe worried markets on Friday after President Pedro Castillo named members of his Marxist Free Peru party to key cabinet posts, sending both bond markets and the country's currency tumbling.
U.S. imposes sanctions on Cuba's police following crackdown on protests
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on Cuba's National Revolutionary Police and two of its leaders, according to the department's website, following a crackdown on anti-government protests this month.
Nicaragua grants nationality to former Salvadoran president accused in corruption probe
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Nicaragua said on Friday it granted nationality to former Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren and some family members, following an arrest order by El Salvador as part of a money laundering and corruption probe.
Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resigns
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters blocked intersections across Guatemala for the second day in a row on Friday, as calls intensified for President Alejandro Giammattei and the attorney general to step down after the ousting of a top anti-corruption official.
Quake strikes Peru-Ecuador border region, minor damages reported
(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 jolted the Peru-Ecuador border region on Friday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said, but only minor reports of damage were registered immediately following the tremor.
Biden to meet Cuban-American leaders amid calls for tougher action in Havana
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden plans to meet Cuban-American leaders on Friday at the White House to discuss protests against the communist government in Havana, sanctions on Cuban leaders and his attempt to provide internet access to the island.
Colombia seeks legal, medical attention for citizens detained in Haiti
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia called on Haiti on Friday to guarantee the legal and medical rights of 18 Colombians detained on the Caribbean island for alleged participation in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Olympics-Hockey-Argentina goalie Vivaldi looking to add another gold and tattoo to his collection
TOKYO (Reuters) - Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi hopes his team mates will join him in getting an Olympic tattoo if the reigning champions come out on top of the men's hockey tournament at the Tokyo Games.
First COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain head to Guyana and Belize
LONDON (Reuters) - The first contingent of COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain to help tackle the pandemic around the world left London's Heathrow airport on Friday bound for Guyana and Belize, the government said.
- More Latin America News Headlines