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Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

Apr. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — José Vallecillo has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, at a factory where he's worked before and the owner invited him to return. But getting there has proved much harder than the 41-year-old metalworker...

Prominent Venezuelan critic to run for European Parliament

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Popular Party says that the father of prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López will run in the conservative party's ballot for a seat in the European Parliament at the end of May. The senior Leopoldo López has Spanish nationality. He has campaigned from Madrid...

US official condemns sit-in protest at Venezuelan embassy

Apr. 25, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh) are being warned to end a sit-in protest at the country's shuttered embassy in Washington. U.S. envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams says the protesters who have camped out at the embassy for more...

Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan, who hopes to show the world the person and the friend that he got to know. "I really want people to know her with the same admiration that I had for her as a human...

Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

Apr. 25, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica. Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of...

Emilio Estefan to make a documentary late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan. The Latin music mogul and television producer Dave Broome have partnered with the Rivera family, who gave them exclusive rights to produce the film. They plan to release...

Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery

Apr. 24, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. During a nearly two-hour state of the...

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

Apr. 24, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried marijuana flowers to...

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called Serruya's...

Guatemala nixes presidential bid of politician nabbed in US

Apr. 24, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's electoral court on Wednesday annulled the candidacy of a presidential hopeful who was arrested in the U.S. last week and is accused of ties to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. The tribunal said its decision was due to "the notorious deeds that were revealed" in the case of Mario...