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Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'

Aug. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been kept in solitary confinement and only allowed to go outdoors once in the month he has been in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his native country in a corruption case, his defense attorney said. Federal Public Defender...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Ex-Peru president is a flight risk

Aug. 23, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo seeking release on bail while he fights extradition to his native country (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Prosecutors say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo should remain in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 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. Haitian lawmakers worked inside a partially flooded Parliament after rain penetrated the leaky roof during debate on whether or not to start...

Pan Am Games protesters each get 12 months of probation

Aug. 20, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The letters went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games,...

After missing Copa América, Neymar to play Brazil friendlies

Aug. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After missing the Copa América because of injury, Neymar will play with the Brazilian squad in September's friendlies against Colombia and Peru. The Brazilian star, whose future with Paris Saint-Germain is not clear, was included Friday on the roster announced by Brazil's coach...

Peruvian cuisine: the beloved star at Lima's Pan Am Games

Aug. 16, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic swimmer Renzo Tjon-a-Joe from Suriname says his "love affair" with Peruvian cuisine began during his recent trip to the capital of Lima for the Pan American Games. Days after eating at "Central," the self-proclaimed foodie still savored the journey of flavors — from the...

Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games

Aug. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry...

US fencing medalist Imboden bends the knee at Pan Am Games

Aug. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games. The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice. He won a bronze medal in the individual men's...

New live-action 'Dora' features a more grown up explorer

Aug. 7, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Isabela Moner says she didn't expect so much action when she signed up for "Dora and the Lost City of Gold ," the upcoming film about the adventurous Latina explorer. Moner said she thought it would be a funny film, with Dora in a "fish out of water" kind of situation as she starts...

US equestrian Eve Jobs makes jumping debut at Pan Am Games

Aug. 6, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Eve Jobs had a strong performance for the U.S. jumping team in her debut at the Pan American Games on Tuesday. The youngest daughter of the Apple founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, is so far ranked sixth overall among 50 participants. The U.S. jumping team's first qualifier was held in...