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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jul. 01, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

JUNE 24-30, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America

Jun. 30, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America was expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific, forecasters said Thursday. ...

Puerto Rico suspends operations of bank amid global probe

Jun. 30, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities announced Thursday they have suspended the operations of Puerto Rico-based Euro Pacific International Bank, which officials previously said was under suspicion of facilitating money laundering and offshore tax evasion. The bank was founded...

Puerto Rico board approves budget as legislators quibble

Jun. 30, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal control board that oversees the finances of Puerto Rico’s government approved a $12.4 billion budget Thursday for the U.S. territory after legislators failed to approve one amid intense bickering. The board’s version of the budget was...

Boylen set to lead USA Basketball into World Cup qualifiers

Jun. 30, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — USA Basketball practice was winding down for the day. Players scattered about the Miami Heat practice court to go shoot some free throws and jumpers, with assistant coaches and other team staffers chatting with them and grabbing rebounds. This was when Jim Boylen...

Disturbance in Caribbean likely to become tropical storm

Jun. 29, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely...

Puerto Rico sets 7th electric rate increase in just a year

Jun. 29, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico announced another electric rate increase Wednesday, the seventh in a year amid continuing power outages and the U.S. territory's economic crisis. For a client that consumes 800 kilowatt hours, the new rate will be 33 cents per...

Puerto Rico police uncover island's biggest pot greenhouse

Jun. 28, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island's largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center. Police Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa said officers discovered the...

Police: Carbon monoxide killed 3 tourists at Bahamas resort

Jun. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed three U.S. tourists found dead at a resort in the Bahamas in May, police announced Tuesday. Authorities did not provide further details, saying the deaths were still under investigation. The victims had...

Schools close as tropical disturbance nears Caribbean

Jun. 28, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Trinidad & Tobago closed schools on Tuesday as forecasters warned that a tropical disturbance would bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southeastern Caribbean. The approaching storm also prompted Trinidad-based Caribbean...