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Despite key win, Venezuela's opposition split over strategy

Jan. 22, 2022 18:28 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Iglenda Monzón lost her restaurant to Venezuela’s protracted economic crisis. Her daughters then emigrated to Colombia to find work and left behind two children. She and the boys sometimes go hungry and often do not have running water, electricity or gas. ...

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

Jan. 21, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as extraordinary as the enchanted home of the movie had transpired. “Encanto”...

US charges 2nd key suspect in killing of Haiti's president

Jan. 20, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian-Chilean businessman considered a key suspect in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in U.S. federal court on Thursday and was accused of providing weapons to former Colombian soldiers charged with fatally shooting the Caribbean country’s leader. ...

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...

Haiti official denies more time in president's slaying probe

Jan. 18, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A request for more time to investigate the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was denied, a magistrate told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Bernard Saint-Vil, dean of the Court of First Instance in Port-au-Prince, did not explain why he...

Colombia's Ingrid Betancourt announces presidential run

Jan. 18, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was held as a hostage for six years by the country's largest guerrilla group, said on Tuesday that she will be running for her country’s presidency. She enters a crowded field of candidates in which Gustavo Petro a leftist...

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

Jan. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret...

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Colombia defensive midfielder Valencia signs with Austin

Jan. 13, 2022 12:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin FC has signed Colombia defensive midfielder Jhojan Valencia from Deportivo Cali to a three-year deal with an option for a fourth season. The MLS club announced the deal on Thursday. Valencia, 25, helped Deportivo Cali win the Colombia...

Colombia's government says consul in Haiti received threats

Jan. 11, 2022 21:07 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s foreign minister said Tuesday the country's consul in Haiti has received threats after trying to provide humanitarian assistance to 18 former Colombia soldiers who were arrested last year for allegedly participating in the assassination of Haitian President...