Pele in stable condition after prostate surgery in Brazil

SAO PAULO – Pele, arguably the greatest footballer in history, had prostate surgery at the Albert Einstein Hospital, officials at the facility said Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is…

Chilean president asks cabinet to resign

Chilean president asks cabinet to resign

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has asked all her ministers to resign and says she will choose a new cabinet in the coming days. In an interview with broadcaster Canal 13,…

Ex-Colombia spy chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado jailed for 14 years

BOGOTÁ – The former head of Colombia’s secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been jailed for 14 years for spying on politicians, judges and journalists. The 51-year-old was in…

Growth to decline for 5th straight year, but modest recovery to come

SANTIAGO – Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to decline for a fifth consecutive year—dipping below 1 percent in 2015—although there are clear differences along North-South lines,…

Caribbean and Latin America improve environment for infrastructure investment PPPs

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay — The climate for private investment in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (PPPs) has improved in the Caribbean and Latin America in the last few years, with…

Argentina summons British ambassador in Falklands oil row

Argentina summons British ambassador in Falklands oil row

BUENOS ARIES – Argentina has summoned the British ambassador in a tit-for-tat response to Britain’s calling in Ambassador Alicia Castro. The Argentine foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador in…

Benna Boys suffer second straight loss

In the CONCACAF Beach World Cup Qualifiers in El Salvador, the beach Benna Boys fell under to Bahamas. In what was deemed as an intense match, the guys in yellow…

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, says destabilisation efforts by CIA

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, says destabilisation efforts by CIA

During his weekly presidential address Ecuadorean President discussed the recent destablilization attempts by the right-wing opposition. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has accused the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of being…

CARICOM restates support for Guyana in border dispute with Venezuela

GEORGETOWN – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has come out in full support of Guyana after Venezuela declared that the “Arbitral award of 1899, which definitively settled the boundary between…

Stay out of US-Venezuela dispute – UWP to PM Skerrit

Stay out of US-Venezuela dispute – UWP to PM Skerrit

ROSEAU – The United Workers Party (UWP) is warning Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, that he should stay clear of a dispute which is raging between Venezuela and the United States.…