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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

Sep. 24, 2021 06:49 AM EDT

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was appointed to the...

Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment

Sep. 24, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

The images — men on horseback, appearing to use reins as whips to corral Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico — provoked an outcry. But to many Haitians and Black Americans, they're merely confirmation of a deeply held belief: U.S....

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" said third officer...

Migrant camp shrinks on US border as more Haitians removed

Sep. 24, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants waited to learn their fate at a Texas border encampment whose size was dramatically diminished from the almost 15,000 who gathered there just days ago in an effort to seek humanitarian protection in the U.S. but now face expulsion. ...

Thursday's Scores

Sep. 24, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 47, Amarillo Palo Duro 6 ¶ Austin Akins 43, Buda Hays 27 ¶ Austin Anderson 38, Pflugerville 27 ¶ Baytown Sterling 14, Beaumont United 7 ...

Takeaways from AP and Univision China Fishing Investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

The Associated Press with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision accompanied the conservation group Sea Shepherd this summer on an 18-day voyage to observe up close for the first time the Chinese distant water fishing fleet on the high seas off South America. China’s deployment to this...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Sep. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Sept. 17-23, 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 for Latin America & Caribbean Anita Baca in Mexico City. ...

Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up

Sep. 23, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants milled around makeshift shelters held up with giant reeds, as wind blew dust through the camp littered with plastic bottles and overflowing trash bags. Some migrants sat on plastic paint cans or the ground while others hung clothes to dry on the...

The Latest: Libya plans conference on its political process

Sep. 23, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ After a no-confidence vote in Libya’s transitional government this week added to uncertainty ahead of key elections in December, one of its leaders said Thursday the government would hold an international...

Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated

Sep. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jail. Authorities will collect Guzmán’s remains, which remain in a...