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Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

What to know about Elon Musk's 'free speech' feud with a Brazilian judge

Apr. 11, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Headline-grabbing billionaire Elon Musk is clashing with a Supreme Court justice in Brazil over free speech, far-right accounts and misinformation on X, the social media platform Musk bought when it was Twitter. Since his takeover, Musk has upended many of...

More than half of foreign-born people in US live in just 4 states and half are naturalized citizens

Apr. 09, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than half of the foreign-born population in the United States lives in just four states — California, Texas, Florida and New York — and their numbers grew older and more educated over the past dozen years, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census...

Toyota will oversee model certification at subsidiary Daihatsu after safety testing scandal

Apr. 08, 2024 02:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota will oversee model certification at its subsidiary Daihatsu to regain trust among dealers, customers and workers after a safety testing scandal, Daihatsu's new president said Monday. Toyota Motor Corp. will take a leadership role in various...

Mexican president wanted to lead Latin America, but reality and his own rhetoric got in the way

Apr. 05, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in 2018 hoping to recover Mexico’s old reputation as the diplomatic leader of Latin America, but what he’s managed to do is get several of his country’s ambassadors kicked out of countries in the region. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Apr. 05, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

March 29 - April 4, 2024 Across Latin America, Roman Catholic faithful commemorated Good Friday with ceremonies re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus. Venezuelans set effigies on fire as part of an Easter tradition, while zookeepers in Chile treated their animals to Easter eggs filled...

AP PHOTOS: Good Friday in Latin America

Mar. 30, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

Across Latin America, Roman Catholic faithful commemorated Good Friday with processions and ceremonies re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Guatemalan town of Antigua, devotees wearing purple and white carried a three-ton religious float with a 300-year-old, life-size statue...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Mar. 29, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

March 22-28, 2024 Wildfires in Mexico burned a cemetery in the High Mountains of Veracruz state, while heavy rain in Brazil flooded homes in Duque de Caxias. Violent gangs in Haiti set fire to cars amid attacks that started in late February, killing many and leaving thousands...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Mar. 22, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

March 15-21, 2024 Thousands of spring equinox worshippers gathered around Mexico’s giant Pyramid of the Sun. Working in intense heat deep inside Colombian mountains, women chip at boulders in search of emeralds. A 7-year-old Brazilian environmental activist is spending some of her...

JetBlue will drop some cities and reduce LA flights to focus on more profitable routes

Mar. 19, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

JetBlue Airways will end service at several cities and reduce flying out of Los Angeles in a move to retrench and focus on stronger markets after years of losing money. The changes will also help the airline cope with the grounding of some of its planes for inspections of their Pratt...