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US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Oct. 17, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on...

US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage

Oct. 17, 2021 00:13 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage.

After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

Oct. 16, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

Even in the depths of the pandemic -- even when the world locked down, leaving billions isolated and desolated -- there were those who danced. “I did not stop dancing for a second,” says Federico Carrizo, who competed in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires...

Thousands march in Puerto Rico, outraged over power outages

Oct. 15, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 4,000 people outraged over ongoing power outages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico marched Friday to decry how the lack of electricity has affected their health, work and children’s schooling. Many of them demanded the ouster...

UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results

Oct. 15, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Oct. 15, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Oct. 8 – 14, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP...

Miami commissioners vote to end police chief's stormy tenure

Oct. 14, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami city commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to fire Police Chief Art Acevedo after a short and stormy tenure in which he clashed with city officials and members of his own police force. The five commissioners took the step following a trial-like...

Rotation not just MLB: US uses 33 in 6 World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting through the first six games of World Cup qualifying has taken a village for the United States. Rotation isn't just a focus of baseball teams this fall. It's a key for U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. Twenty-nine players have...

In Chile, Haitians grow weary of waiting, eye journey to US

Oct. 14, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The 37-year-old Haitian says not a day goes by in which he doesn’t think of leaving Chile, like the multitudes who have grown frustrated and headed north toward the United States. He feels caught in a vicious circle: He was laid off three months...