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Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

May. 27, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fabian Espinel last year helped organize roadblocks where young people protested against police violence and government plans to increase taxes on lower income Colombians. Now, as his country heads into its presidential election Sunday, he walks the streets of the...

Hacked Brazil airport screens show porn to travelers

May. 27, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s airport authority Infraero said Friday it has notified the Federal Police over an apparent hack into electronic displays at an airport in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of advertisements and flight information, travelers were shown pornographic movies. Video...

Biden renews sanctions license for Chevron in Venezuela

May. 27, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has renewed a license partially exempting Chevron from sanctions on Venezuela so it can keep operating in the oil-rich, socialist-run nation. The license issued Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department allows the California-based Chevron and...

Argentina reports case of monkeypox; man traveled from Spain

May. 27, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina reported a case of the monkeypox virus on Friday in a man who recently traveled to Spain. It also reported a suspected case of the rare virus in another person. A man from the province of Buenos Aires has monkeypox, Argentina's health...

WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries

May. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as “containable” and proposed creating a stockpile to equitably share the limited...

Argentina reports Latin America's first confirmed case of monkeypox

May. 27, 2022 09:43 AM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina reports Latin America's first confirmed case of monkeypox.

Heavy floods damage crops, cut off communities in Suriname

May. 27, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — Widespread flooding in the South American country of Suriname has isolated communities, devastated crops and shuttered schools and businesses, according to authorities. Heavy rains in recent days battered the country’s interior and southern...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

May 20 – 26, 2022 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 Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile. Follow AP visual...

Mexican court injuntion against plan to employ Cuban doctors

May. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico agreed Thursday to consider a preliminary injunction against plans by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hire about 500 specialized doctors from Cuba. According to a copy of the injunction, the government has not proved the doctors have...

'Goodfellas' co-stars, many others pay tribute to Ray Liotta

May. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

Reactions to the death of “Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta: “I’m absolutely shocked and devastated by the sudden, unexpected death of Ray Liotta. He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor. Playing Henry Hill in Good Fellas was a tall order, because the...