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Puerto Rico scraps pandemic safe sex campaign amid criticism

Oct. 27, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Health Department unveiled a safe sex campaign Tuesday recommending masturbation as a way to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus, but scrapped the whole thing within hours under heavy criticism from the U.S. territory’s conservative society....

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta came ashore just north of...

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears

Oct. 26, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta lashed Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts around Tulum with high winds and rain Monday night as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic...

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP)

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days. Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm...

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded

Oct. 25, 2020 1:56 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded.

Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

Oct. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 28 was centered about 240 miles (380...

US men's soccer to return for Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales

Oct. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will return to the field for the first time since January for a Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales. The Americans have not played since a 1-0 win over Costa Rica on Feb. 1 because of the pandemic. In that match at Carson, California, the U.S. used players mostly preparing...

A man utilizes a door as a makeshift raft as he transports a woman through the inundated streets of the Mata Redonda neighborhood of Maracay, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Heavy rainfall in the central Venezuelan state of Aragua caused the Madre Vieja River to overflow flooding several neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Oct. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

Oct. 16 – Oct. 22, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean. The gallery was curated by AP visual journalist Victor Caivano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram:...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2020 file satellite image released by Maxar Technologies shows the FSO Nabarima oil tanker off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The damaged Venezuelan oil tanker recently tilting to one side in the Caribbean after taking on water poses no significant risk of spilling and causing an environmental catastrophe, officials of Trinidad & Tobago said Thursday, Oct. 22. (Maxar Technologies via AP, File)

Officials: 'Minimal' risk Venezuela oil tanker will sink

Oct. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A damaged Venezuelan oil tanker recently tilting to one side in the Caribbean after taking on water poses no significant risk of spilling and causing an environmental catastrophe, officials of Trinidad & Tobago said Thursday. Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Franklin...

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Cuba says US sanctions have caused nearly $5.6B in losses

Oct. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez decried what he said was a growing number of sanctions suffocating the island, a topic that is on...