Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus... Read more »

Mexico says agreed with U.S. on plan to reduce illegal arms and drug trade

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry said top officials met with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday and agreed on a bilateral program aimed at reducing the... Read more »

Exclusive: Mexican reform would allow calls as evidence, speed extraditions – draft

FILE PHOTO – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures as he speaks during his visit to the Mexican-American Mormon community in La Mora, Sonora, Mexico January 12, 2020.... Read more »

U.S. eyes customs deal with Mexico, plans attorney general visit in January

FILE PHOTO: Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, looks on during the signing of a letter of interest to support critical energy Infrastructure in Southern Mexico, in Mexico City,... Read more »

Sixteen inmates killed in latest bout of prison mayhem in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – At least 16 Honduran inmates were killed during a fight between armed gangs of prisoners on Sunday, officials said, the second outbreak of violence to hit... Read more »

Shootouts in northern Mexican town kill 21, fueling debate on cartels

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Clashes between police and suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 21 people this weekend, authorities said, adding fuel to bilateral tensions sparked... Read more »

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama “1 Litre of Tears”, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, NHK reported on... Read more »

Killed American family may have been ‘bait’ in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

BAVISPE, Mexico (Reuters) – The nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a... Read more »

Faith in Mexico shaken for ‘true believer’ Mormon communities

LA MORA, Mexico (Reuters) – The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families’ attachment to communities that for decades have been a... Read more »

Brazil’s lower house OKs proposal to ease gun ownership, but dilutes it

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of congress approved a proposal to ease gun ownership, but withdrew some of the measures the government had hoped to see... Read more »