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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

May. 23, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America. Cuba's Ministry of Transportation took possession...

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

May. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago. Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill. When...

2 climbers die, 1 missing on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

May. 16, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two Indian climbers on Nepal's Mount Kanchenjunga fell sick and died during attempts to rescue them while a Chilean climber is missing, an expedition organizer said Thursday. Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu said one of the Indian climbers had scaled the world's third...

Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

May. 14, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Tuesday that she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but stressed the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by...

Maduro's foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

May. 12, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro's latest crackdown. "Gracias,...

Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

May. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico (AP) — The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico. There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and...

Garin beats Berrettini to win Munich Open final

May. 5, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Cristian Garin of Chile defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to win the Munich Open final on Sunday, less than a month after he claimed his first ATP title in Houston. The 22-year-old Garin saved eight of 10 break points he faced and kept his best tennis for the tiebreaker to end the...

Chile's Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

May. 4, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. Garin saved both break points he faced after rain delayed play twice in the second set on the outdoor clay. Ranked No. 47, he...

Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued

May. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. Conchita Beltrán's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. And the families of Mickael Behn and Javier García Bengochea had docks...

The Latest: More clashes in Venezuela's political crisis

May. 2, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11 p.m. Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead...