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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May. 23, 2019 11:59 PM 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. Anti-government protesters wore masks to hide their identities from Nicaraguan security forces during a funeral for a staunch foe of President...

Correction: Venezuela-Embassy story

May. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 7 about the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, The Associated Press erroneously identified Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's appointee as ambassador to Washington as Gustavo Vecchio. His correct name is Carlos Vecchio. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Venezuelan migrants missing after 2nd sea tragedy in a month

May. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official confirmed Monday that a small boat carrying at least 20 people sank in Caribbean coastal waters last week, with most of its passengers missing in the second sea tragedy in a month involving Venezuelan migrants taking great risks to escape their country's...

Today in History

May. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 20, the 140th day of 2019. There are 225 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France. On this date: In...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

May. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month...

Mexico protecting Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May. 14, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico diplomatic residence in Venezuela's capital took in a member of that country's opposition-controlled congress, the foreign affairs ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said giving protection to National Assembly member Franco Manuel Casella Lovaton did not indicate a change in...

At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

May. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections. With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and...

Activists at Venezuelan embassy in US ignore warning

May. 14, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several activists ignored a trespassing warning and remained holed up in Venezuela's embassy in the United States on Tuesday, highlighting a dispute over who is the legitimate leader of the South American nation. The activists, who consider socialist Nicolás Maduro to be the...

US calls for 'concrete actions' against Maduro's repression

May. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is calling on all nations "to be prepared to take concrete actions" to respond to repression by President Nicolas Maduro's regime in Venezuela. A statement Tuesday by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations did not elaborate on what actions it is seeking, but said...

The Latest: Kremlin open to any format for Trump meeting

May. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser says the Kremlin is prepared to agree to any format for a meeting of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Yuri Ushakov made the...