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In Chile, Haitians grow weary of waiting, eye journey to US

Oct. 14, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The 37-year-old Haitian says not a day goes by in which he doesn’t think of leaving Chile, like the multitudes who have grown frustrated and headed north toward the United States. He feels caught in a vicious circle: He was laid off three months...

Latin casino operator buys Vegas Strip parcel for $120M

Oct. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chilean businessman and co-founder of the largest casino resort operator in Latin America has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres (4 hectares) of Strip-front land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $120 million. ...

Thomas to IR, Reyes could be 1st Chilean to play in NFL game

Oct. 06, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sammis Reyes grew up poor as the son of a physical education teacher and insurance adjuster in Chile dreaming of what he could make out of life. When the opportunity presented itself as a teenager to play basketball in the United States, his family...

Chile reports breaking up ring that smuggled Haiti migrants

Oct. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police said Monday they have detained an international group of migrant traffickers who have sent more than 1,000 migrants out of the South American nation, including lone children heading to the United States. The group also is accused of...

Famous Cuban restaurant celebrates 50 years in Miami

Oct. 02, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Versailles is a place to see and be seen. At its ventanita, Miamians have been trying for 50 years to fix the world as they enjoy one of their favorite activities: sipping Cuban coffee. As they enter, the first thing that visitors do is look around the...

Chile: Congress takes step toward abortion decriminalization

Sep. 28, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The lower house of Chile’s Congress took a step toward decriminalizing abortion in most cases Tuesday, voting to craft a law barring prosecution of women who get abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The initiative, which is opposed by...

Haitians heading to US change plans, ready to wait in Mexico

Sep. 25, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Violene Marseille, her husband and two children were on a bus heading north through central Mexico when they received messages warning them their destination on the U.S.-Mexico border was no longer a safe place to cross. Other Haitians already...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

Sep. 25, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

Sep. 24, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into...

Mexico extradites ex-guerrilla kidnapper to Chile

Sep. 23, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A former Chilean guerrilla convicted of kidnappings in Mexico has been extradited to his homeland and was formally notified Thursday of possible murder charges in the death of a right-wing senator. Raúl Julio Escobar Poblete, who had been put on...