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Record 4.2 tons of cocaine seized near French Caribbean

Jan. 27, 2021 3:47 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials with the French army stationed in the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe said Wednesday that they seized a record 4.2 tons of cocaine in nearby waters. The Armed Forces of the Antilles said it found the 177 bricks of cocaine aboard a fishing vessel in the...

FBI arrests Puerto Rico producer in government chat scandal

Jan. 27, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The FBI arrested a radio producer Wednesday for allegedly trying to extort money from a government official to prevent the release of private messages that would “burn down Puerto Rico” — communications from an encrypted messaging app that later brought...

Former San Juan mayor takes 1-year position at Mount Holyoke

Jan. 26, 2021 11:40 AM EST

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — The former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and critic of former President Donald Trump's hurricane relief to the island, Carmen Yulín Cruz, will take a one-year post at Mount Holyoke College. Cruz, who has had a relationship with the college established by prior speaking...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2010, file photo, the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is seen with U.S., RFE/RL and the Czech Republic flags in the foreground in Prague. The heads of three federally-funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Two officials familiar with the changes said the acting chief of the USAGM summarily dismissed the directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks just a month after they had been named to the posts. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK via AP, File)

More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

Jan. 23, 2021 1:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of three federally funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Two officials familiar with the changes said the acting chief of the USAGM...

CONCACAF Champions League draw Feb 10; one leg final in Oct

Jan. 22, 2021 8:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Champions League will start with round of 16 matches from April 6-8 and April 13-15. The Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football said Friday that the draw will be held Feb. 10. The quarterfinals will be played from April 27-29 and May 4-6,...

Honduran migrants clash with Guatemalan soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Jan. 22, 2021 12:02 AM EST

JANAURY 15-22, 2021 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 Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter:...

In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the Office of Military Commissions building used for Periodic Review Board hearings is seen, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon has announced plans to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

Jan. 21, 2021 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an unexplained delay, the Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003. A senior military legal official approved...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, the Voice of America building stands in Washington. Former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked chief of U.S. international broadcasting has quit amid a burgeoning staff revolt and growing calls for his resignation. Michael Pack resigned as the chief executive office of the U.S. Agency for Global Media just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The agency runs the Voice of America and sister networks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changes

Jan. 21, 2021 3:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has moved quickly to remove a number of senior officials aligned with former President Donald Trump from the Voice of America and the agency that oversees all U.S.-funded international broadcasting. The actions address fears that the U.S. Agency for Global Media...

FILE - In this  June 11, 2009 file photo, Bermuda's Prime Minister Ewart Brown gives a news conference in Hamilton, Bermuda. Brown, a physician who served as premier of the British territory from 2006 to 2010, was charged on Jan. 20, 2021, with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital.  (AP Photo/The Royal Gazette, Akil Simmons, File)

Government charges former Bermuda premier with corruption

Jan. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bermuda’s former premier, Ewart Brown, has been charged with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital. Brown, a physician who led the British territory from 2006 to 2010, will plead...

Joe Biden's cousin Joe Blewitt speaks to the media underneath his mural painted on a wall in Ballina, Ireland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden's great-great grandfather Patrick Blewitt was born in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1832. He left for the US in 1850, aged 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

Jan. 21, 2021 4:21 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Biden would right...