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Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear Haiti’s crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished. Interrogations are continuing, while dozens...

Haiti arrests another officer in president's murder

Jul. 30, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police said Friday that a fourth officer has been arrested in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse. National Police spokesperson Marie-Michelle Verrier said a total of 27 people have been arrested and others are still being...

Colombia coastal city crowded with African, Haitian migrants

Jul. 30, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — A small city on Colombia's Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti, Africa and Cuba making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States. Local official estimate more than 10,000 migrants have massed recently in...

Kimmann, Shriever win BMX racing gold; 2 stretchered off

Jul. 30, 2021 02:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Niek Kimmann kicked off his second Olympics by colliding with a race steward who had wandered onto the track during training. The Dutch rider spent the next three days doing everything he could to rehabilitate a knee injured in the crash, not knowing if he...

Spanish judge recommends Shakira face tax fraud trial

Jul. 29, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge investigating alleged tax fraud by Colombian musician Shakira recommended on Thursday that the case go to trial after concluding there is evidence that the pop star could have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. Judge...

Romania: Cocaine found in Colombian banana boxes

Jul. 29, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romanian authorities have confiscated 503 kilograms (1,109 pounds) of cocaine that was discovered in a fruit and vegetable warehouse near Bucharest, officials said Thursday. The cocaine, which was hidden among 35 boxes of bananas in Chiajna, was seized...

Haiti arrests top security official in slain president probe

Jul. 26, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti arrested a top official who served as general security coordinator when President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, his attorney told The Associated Press on Monday. Jean Laguel Civil joins more than two dozen suspects...

Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence

Jul. 23, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was briefly interrupted Friday by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack. ...

Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Jul. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call offering a solution. ...

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president's funeral

Jul. 21, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of one man...