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Prosecutor: Weekend massacre in Mexico possible revenge act

Apr. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Thirteen people killed in a weekend shooting in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz appear to have been victims of an act of revenge between criminal groups, authorities said Monday. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said five or six gunmen entered a packed events hall where a...

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Apr. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...

Avianca Brasil cancels 1,045 flights after losing 18 planes

Apr. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Avianca Brasil canceled more than 1,045 domestic flights this week because it has to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies. Brazil's National Aviation Agency said the planes needed to be returned Monday to avoid affecting Holy Week holiday passengers. Customers can either get refunds...

Mexican police investigated in deadly fall from building

Apr. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon are investigating five law enforcement officers for their alleged involvement in the death of a man who fell from the 14th floor of a building. Deputy state prosecutor Luis Enrique Orozco says authorities are looking for one...

Quake sways buildings in Mexico City; some evacuations

Apr. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue. There were no initial reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's...

Earthquake sways tall buildings in Mexico City

Apr. 22, 2019 4:19 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Earthquake sways tall buildings in Mexico City.

Promotor sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally refused to approve its application to have...

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

Apr. 22, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. The 16-year-old student was paid $100 for the shorn hair, money she'll use to help her family and buy a...

Cuba tells officials to reduce electricity consumption

Apr. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — An official newspaper in Cuba reports that officials are restricting electricity use at a time the economy is being squeezed by a series of setbacks, including reduced fuel shipments from Venezuela and tighter U.S. sanctions. The local Communist Party newspaper Invasor in Ciego de Avila...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Apr. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan,...