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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 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. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians

Sep. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday. Researchers at vpnMentor said the problem stemmed from an unsecured server located in Miami that...

In Ecuador, a nighttime crypt visit for the morbidly curious

Sep. 13, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It's a chilly night in Ecuador's capital and the small group of men and women visiting the city's oldest cemetery are understandably nervous. Led by guides in black hooded capes, they navigate a maze of crypts as voices call out existential questions into the night. "What are you...

South America leaders gather to discuss protection of Amazon

Sep. 6, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LETICIA, Colombia (AP) — Leaders of several South American nations that share the Amazon met Friday to discuss ways to increase protection of the world's largest rainforest. But the one-day conference in Leticia, a town on the Amazon River where the borders of Colombia, Peru and Brazil meet, ended with...

US-Central America talks focus on drug, migrant trafficking

Aug. 22, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Officials from the United States, Central America and Colombia agreed Thursday at a meeting on drugs and migrant-trafficking to adopt unspecified increased controls to combat people-smuggling as part of a regional effort. The three-page joint declaration did not give concrete measures on...

Ton of cocaine found at French port hidden with palm hearts

Aug. 14, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French government official says customs agents found more than a ton of cocaine hidden in a shipment of palm hearts at the Normandy port of Le Havre. Public Accounts Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement on Wednesday that the seizure was the biggest in France so far this year. He said...

MLS-leading LAFC signs Ecuadorian defender Diego Palacios

Aug. 12, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadorian defender Diego Palacios has joined Major League Soccer-leading Los Angeles FC. LAFC announced its latest acquisition Monday. The 20-year-old Palacios spent last season in the Netherlands with Willem II, starting 32 games for the Eredivisie club. He began his pro career with SD...

Coast Guard rescues 37 people from boat off Central America

Aug. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has rescued 37 people from a fishing boat that capsized and sank in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. The agency said 12 Coast Guardsmen were inspecting a 160-foot Ecuadorian fishing boat on Wednesday when it began listing, forcing them and 25...

Promoter intends to drop sanctioning suit against USSF

Aug. 5, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

A promoter intends to drop its lawsuit that asked a court to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF in April denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and Guayaquil...