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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...

Madonna and Maluma to perform new song at Billboard Awards

Apr. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. The song, released on Wednesday, is from...

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Apr. 17, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were...

US Secretary of State visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Apr. 14, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia on Sunday as he wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo went to a migrant center in the border town of Cucuta with...

Ruud, Garin advance to US Men's Clay Court final

Apr. 13, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The 20-year-old Ruud will face Christian Garin of Chile. The 22-year Garin beat American...

2-time Houston defending champ Steve Johnson upset by Galan

Apr. 12, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two-time defending champion Steve Johnson's nine-match winning streak at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to 241st-ranked qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia on Thursday. Johnson was beaten in the second round, but it was his opening match this year at...

US looks for options as embattled Venezuelan leader hangs on

Apr. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have been predicting for months that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would soon give up power in the face of economic sanctions and a coalition of more than 50 nations calling for him to step down. But it hasn't worked out that way. Despite the sanctions,...

Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons

Apr. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to counter mounting criticism of his...

Van Uytvanck's loss extends run of different WTA winners

Apr. 10, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — The season-long streak of having different winners at each WTA tour event will continue for another week after Alison Van Uytvanck lost in the second round of the Samsung Open on Wednesday. Van Uytvanck is among the 16 women who have won a singles title in 2019. She was the last...

Polish novelist nominated for back-to-back Booker Prize

Apr. 9, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk could pull off a Booker Prize double. Tokarczuk, who won last year's Man Booker International Prize for "Flights," was announced Tuesday as a 2019 award finalist for "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead." Her environmental crime story is among the six...