• Ecuador president calls for dialogue with indigenous on second day of protests

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday called for dialogue following a second day of demonstrations by indigenous and civil society groups against gasoline price rises, and said his government would keep security forces on highways to maintain order. Thousands of demonstrators marched on Tuesday in rejection of Lasso's increase of the price of gasoline extra, a cheaper gasoline that is Ecuador's most-used fuel, to a fixed $2.55 a gallon, and diesel to $1.90 a gallon. Lasso, a conservative ex-banker who took office in May, was under pressure from unions and others to freeze incremental gasoline price increases begun by his predecessor last year.

  • Puerto Rico Has Vaccinated More People Than Any Other U.S. State or Territory

    "We don't see that correlation between political ideologies and people's willingness to get vaccinated or use masks."

  • Brazil Senate hands pandemic probe to top prosecutor, few expect Bolsonaro charges

    A Brazilian Senate panel probing the government's pandemic response on Wednesday presented the prosecutor general's office with recommendations to criminally charge President Jair Bolsonaro for alleged errors that cost Brazilian lives. Prosecutor General Augusto Aras was appointed by Bolsonaro in 2019 on the recommendation of conservative allies and is not expected https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazils-bolsonaro-should-face-homicide-charge-covid-19-errors-senate-report-2021-10-19 to charge him. The nearly-1,300-page report, compiled over six months and broadcast into the homes of millions of Brazilians via televised Senate hearings, recommended Bolsonaro face nine charges, including crimes against humanity, over accusations his government made decisions that encouraged the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Brazil Senate head switches party, eyeing 2022 presidential bid

    Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco joined the center-right Social Democratic Party (PSD) on Wednesday, emerging as the latest presidential hopeful eyeing a tough path down the center of next year's polarized electoral field. Party leader Gilberto Kassab, who has said the PSD is looking to field its own candidate in 2022, said Pacheco has "great potential" to draw support from Brazilians turned off by both leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Neither of the two has officially declared his candidacy, but opinion polls show seven in 10 Brazilians would pick one or the other as their first choice for president, with surveys showing Lula with a comfortable lead at the moment.

  • Migrant caravan grows in southern Mexico

    A growing migrant caravan set out early Wednesday after a day of rest on its trek across southern Mexico. About 2,000 migrants had walked out of the southern city of Tapachula near the Guatemala border on Saturday. “The caravan is like a magnet, it goes sucking up people, migrants who had been in the towns (of coastal Chiapas) are joining,” said Irineo Mújica, an immigration activist with the organization People without Borders.

  • Covid Brazil: Why could Bolsonaro face charges?

    President Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic and resisted lockdowns - and could now face criminal charges.

  • JetBlue's 'Monster Sale' Has $31 Flights to Las Vegas, Miami, Puerto Rico, and More

    This scary-good sale is the best way to celebrate Halloween — but you'll have to book fast.

  • Brazil senators back criminal charges against Bolsonaro over Covid handling

    Senators in Brazil vote to recommend charging the president over his handling of the pandemic.

  • Nebraska Basketball Game Day: Peru State

    Here is what you need to know going into Nebraska basketball's exhibition opener tonight against Peru State.

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro again says mulling Petrobras privatization

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeated he is considering privatizing state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, saying the company's insistence on passing on higher energy prices to consumers was giving him a "headache." Echoing comments he made earlier this month, as well as remarks as early as 2019 that he viewed the idea of selling off the company with "initial sympathy," Bolsonaro also complained in a television broadcast that the company was being run solely for the benefit of its shareholders. Shares in the oil company, known as Petrobras, rose 0.5% in late morning trading to 28.90 reais.

  • Panama Papers spark surge in anti-money laundering job posts

    Data: Indeed; Chart: Axios Visuals With more rules and regs around anti-money laundering (AML) procedures come more private-sector jobs to help companies comply.By the numbers: The volume of U.S. job postings for AML officers has doubled since early 2016 — when the Panama Papers were released, data provided to Axios by Indeed show. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.With the exception of a spell at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, AML-related posts

  • Mexico’s men’s national soccer team plays Ecuador in Charlotte tonight. What to know

    Here’s a pre-match primer to get you ready for soccer at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Cartel violence in Mexico forces people to flee their homes, leaving ghost towns behind

    El Cajón is one of the hundreds of villages transformed into ghost towns by crime and violence that force people to flee.

  • Caravan of hundreds of migrants press north across Mexico

    Hundreds of migrants from Central America and the Caribbean trekked across Mexico on Wednesday, the latest in a series of caravans that have sought to reach the U.S. border in recent months. The United States has registered record levels of migration this year, with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehending or expelling more than 1.7 million migrants over the last 12 months. The majority of the latest caravan members were families with young children, according to a Reuters witness, who estimated that about 2,000 migrants were gathered on Tuesday in Huixtla in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to rest and receive medical attention before resuming their journey north.

  • After victim dies in mall shooting, family wants to bring him home to Mexico for funeral

    He was at the mall buying gifts for his family. He hadn’t seen them in months.

  • EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro

    A Brazilian Senate committee is recommending that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee ended its six-month investigation of the government’s handling of the pandemic and calls for prosecutors to put Bolsonaro on trial for charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public funds and crimes against humanity. More than 600,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil.

  • Brazil senators vote to recommend charges for President Jair Bolsonaro over pandemic handling

    A Brazilian Senate committee Tuesday voted to approve a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with a raft of criminal indictments, including crimes against humanity over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per AP.Why it matters: Bolsonaro has become the face of a right-wing approach to the pandemic that includes repudiating vaccines and masks and resisting lockdowns and other mitigation measures. The Senate report holds him personally responsible for half of the country's 60

  • Brazil Senate committee approves report calling for Bolsonaro to be indicted

    A Brazilian Senate investigative committee approved a report on Tuesday that calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including crimes against humanity. Among the people added was Wilson Lima, the governor of interior Amazonas state, where a lack of hospital oxygen supplies resulted in deaths by asphyxia earlier this year. "The chaos of Jair Bolsonaro's government will enter history as the lowest level of human destitution," said Senator Renan Calheiros, rapporteur of the report, adding that the president was "on the side" of dictators, including Adolf Hitler and Augusto Pinochet.

  • Trump endorses Bolsonaro as Brazil's Senate recommends charges

    Former President Donald Trump announced his support for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the 2022 election, throwing his streak of endorsements into the international spotlight.

  • Latinx community remains underrepresented in television, report finds

    The report found audiences respond better to diverse casts, but there are still few roles for Latinx actors.