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Hotel Nacional stands tall near the empty intersection of 23rd Street and the Malecon seawall, amid a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Like other Caribbean islands, Cuba is highly dependent on tourism. It also earns hard currency from the export of medical and other professional services, remittances, and subsidized petroleum from Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

New Cuban tourism system to isolate visitors from population

Jun. 30, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — With the coronavirus waning in Cuba, the government plans to restart its tourism industry by sending visitors to five narrow islands that will offer all-inclusive vacations and keep foreigners isolated from the rest of the nation. The state-run system scheduled to debut Wednesday is designed...

In this June 13, 2020 photo, chef Leonor Espinosa stirs a rice dish in the kitchen of Leo's restaurant, in Bogota, Colombia. Facing the new coronavirus pandemic Espinosa said,

Iconic restaurants adapt to lockdowns in Latin America

Jun. 23, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before the pandemic began, the Leo restaurant prided itself on taking customers on a culinary journey through Colombia. Inside the refurbished colonial home, diners feasted on set menus of at least 12 courses that included a thin slice of Pirarucu fish from the Amazon wrapped in...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 10 The Los Angles Times on the crack epidemic in the 1980s, harsh prison sentences disproportionately against black men and the lasting effect in black neighborhoods: What if the nation had met the crack epidemic of the 1980s with...

Police lead women to patrol cars in the Harlem area of New York, on Aug. 2, 1943, during clashes with police following the shooting of a policeman and six civilians. The unrest was sparked by the shooting of a black soldier by a white policeman. (AP Photo)

NYC protests throughout the years, in photos

Jun. 4, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before George Floyd, there was Robert Bandy. Bandy was a black Army soldier shot and wounded in New York City by a white police officer in 1943. Amid rumors that Bandy had been killed, Harlem erupted. There were violent protests, pilfering and a curfew imposed - much like what’s...