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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 11, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-government protests convulsed Ecuador, with indigenous groups, union activists and others blocking roads and clashing with police after...

Correction: Dominican-Primary Challenged story

Oct. 8, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In an Oct. 7 story on the Dominican Republic's presidential primary, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that former President Leonel Fernández wants to run for a third term. If he won the presidency in 2020, it would be his fourth term. The story also...

AP Explains: Abortion rights in Mexico and Latin America

Sep. 28, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws. Efforts to legalize abortion have emerged in the region as some societies become more liberal and the Roman Catholic...

Man accused of killing officer faces new drug charges

Sep. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic in 2013 whose extradition was blocked by a federal judge is now facing drug charges. Cristian Aguasvivas is due in Boston federal court on Wednesday on charges of possession of fentanyl with intent to...

Yankees' Germán on leave under MLB domestic violence policy

Sep. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs. Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the decision...

Judge blocks extradition of man accused of killing officer

Sep. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge blocked the extradition of a man Wednesday accused of killing a police officer and injuring two others in the Dominican Republic in 2013 and ordered him released. U.S. District Court Judge for Rhode Island John McConnell ruled that extraditing Cristian Aguasvivas, a Dominican...

Minister promotes safety of Dominican Republic after deaths

Sep. 12, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dominican Republic is a safe destination with improved security, its tourism minister said Thursday as part of a campaign to clear the image for the Caribbean nation after news of deaths of nine American tourists this year went viral. Speaking at an event in New York, Tourism Minister...

Dominican Republic flight to Florida diverted to Bahamas

Sep. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to Florida had to make an emergency landing in the Bahamas. News outlets report that the plane was on its way to Orlando International Airport on Wednesday morning when it was diverted to Nassau. No injuries were...

Dominican vibes and a youthful feel at Oscar de la Renta

Sep. 11, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta's designing duo, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, looked to the homeland of the label's late, legendary founder for their latest show: the Dominican Republic. They presented a jaunty collection with a youthful feel, while making clear that the label is still decidedly about...

The rise and fall of former Venezuelan spymaster 'El Pollo'

Sep. 11, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The two intelligence agents scoured the sun-kissed faces of holidaymakers at Madrid's airport until they spotted the 5½-foot bald man. Traveling under a disguised identity, Hugo Chávez's long-time spy chief and one of the U.S.'s most wanted drug fugitives had just landed in Spain...