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More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — A growing number of women migrants crossing the forbidding jungle of the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama on their route north are reporting sexual assaults, grabbing the attention of Panamanian lawmakers. On Saturday, a 25-year-old...

Zardes sprains knee, could miss US's November qualifiers

Oct. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes likely will be sidelined for two to four weeks after he sprained his left knee, an injury that could cause him to miss the United States' World Cup qualifiers next month against Mexico and Jamaica. The 30-year-old...

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

Oct. 22, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen...

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

Oct. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Oct. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21, 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 photojournalist Natacha Pisarenko in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...

Desperate Haitians suffocate under growing power of gangs

Oct. 21, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The video shows more than 30 men lined up in front of a crumbling structure in silence. Their heads are bowed as a man walks between them and swigs from a small bottle. Someone exclaims, “There will be trouble in Port-au-Prince!” Nearby,...

2 foreigners killed in shootout in Mexico's Tulum resort

Oct. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two foreigners were killed and three wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort town of Tulum, authorities said Thursday. Authorities said one of the dead women was from Germany and the other from India. The three wounded...

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

Oct. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding. The video posted on social media...

Jamaica arrests Colombian as suspect in Haiti assassination

Oct. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police superintendent in Jamaica told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Officials were still making...

100s more archaeological sites found on Mexico train route

Oct. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts said Thursday they have detected the ruins of almost 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites on just one-sixth of the route of the president’s controversial “Maya Train” project on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexico’s...