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Boat with reported 842 Haitian migrants winds up in Cuba

May. 25, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, government news media said Wednesday. It appeared to be the largest group yet in a swelling exodus of people from crisis-stricken Haiti. The U.S....

Official: 41 indicted in $58M Puerto Rico drug operation

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted 41 suspected gang members in Puerto Rico accused of smuggling drugs to the U.S mainland as part of a $58 million operation, authorities said Wednesday. Those arrested include several of the U.S. territory's suspected drug...

In Cuba, caution and confusion meet eased US sanctions

May. 25, 2022 00:52 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Marylín Álvarez seemed to be just the sort of person that eased American sanctions on Cuba were meant to help. With the aid of money sent by a cousin living in the United States, she began transforming the entrance to her ground-floor apartment into a tiny cafe...

Watchdog: WVa Rep. Mooney likely broke rules with Aruba trip

May. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A congressional watchdog has determined that Rep. Alex Mooney likely broke House rules when the West Virginia Republican accepted a trip to Aruba allegedly paid for by a campaign client and family friend. The latest allegations were included in a statement...

Indigenous leader, son killed in Nicaragua land invasion

May. 23, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A local Indigenous leader and his son died in a gunfight with land invaders who tried to run them off their land near Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast, an environmental group said Monday. Tránsito Melgara, a leader in Sukatpin, a Miskito community in the Twi...

David Ortiz says life has changed since Hall of Fame vote

May. 23, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly elected Hall of Famer David Ortiz knows he’s got to enjoy life every day after his shooting in the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago. “Without a doubt,” he told The Associated Press Monday morning at his charity golf tournament. ...

Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

May. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season. Then a series of calamities hit: a hurricane, a series of earthquakes, a pandemic. ...

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

May. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five people were shot to death Sunday night at a public housing complex in Puerto Rico, authorities said. Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the deaths occurred in the community of Caimito in San Juan, capital of the...

2 separate groups of Cuban migrants land in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

GOLDEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two separate groups of migrants from Cuba landed in South Florida on Sunday, authorities said. The first group of 10 migrants made landfall in the Florida Keys early Sunday. They were taken into custody and are the subjects of an investigation, Chief...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...