Latest Caribbean News

The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

Sep. 23, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...

The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had new wife, new job

Sep. 22, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local): 5:32 p.m. One of the victims killed in a shooting at a Maryland warehouse had a new job and a new wife. The Baltimore Sun reports that Sunday Aguda had been planning to...

The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Sep. 22, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from...

Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican Republic

Sep. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — China's foreign minister inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic relations. Wang Yi is the first high-level Chinese official to visit the Dominican Republic since it opened...

Board finalizes a Puerto Rico debt deal for $17B in savings

Sep. 21, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances has finalized a debt-restructuring deal that represents nearly a quarter of the U.S. territory's $70 billion public debt load. The board said Friday that the deal will be presented next month to a federal judge assigned...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to protest President Jimmy Morales' ending the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft...

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Sep. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...