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Venezuelan opposition envoy addresses OAS

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Venezuelan opposition envoy addressed the Organization of American States from his country's seat Tuesday, the first time it has happened in the two decades since a socialist administration rose to power in the South American nation. Gustavo Tarre delivered a speech during a session...

Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Apr. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other athletes,...

Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case

Apr. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Anguilla released new details Tuesday in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker during a family vacation, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers. Police...

Puerto Rico to demolish 16K structures damaged by Maria

Apr. 23, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government says it plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago. Officials said Tuesday that they expect to obtain a total of $400 million in federal funds for the project, pending approval by federal...

Cuba tells officials to reduce electricity consumption

Apr. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — An official newspaper in Cuba reports that officials are restricting electricity use at a time the economy is being squeezed by a series of setbacks, including reduced fuel shipments from Venezuela and tighter U.S. sanctions. The local Communist Party newspaper Invasor in Ciego de Avila...

Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in on bat flips

Apr. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tim Anderson spiked his bat and yelled toward his White Sox teammates, Major League Baseball's self-described "spicy" Twitter account was among the first to weigh in. "LET THE KIDS PLAY," proclaimed @Cut4 , the offbeat arm of MLB's social media portfolio with nearly 1 million...

Man writes memoir on journey from West Indies to W.Va.

Apr. 20, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A memoir called "I Am a Dirty Immigrant" is the story of one man's journey from the West Indies to West Virginia. Anderson Charles grew up in a tightly knit community in Grenada, and in 1986, moved to Kentucky to play basketball and attend college. Back home, neighbors often pitch...

Santana becomes US citizen before Braves, Indians postponed

Apr. 19, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride. "Thanks, Cleveland, for...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Apr. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A former president of Peru, Alan Garcia, killed himself as he was about to be arrested in a corruption case tied to the Brazilian construction...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Apr. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador...