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Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland's turmoil, they are taking Venezuela's most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

Jun. 27, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't...

Democrats' use of Spanish in debate evokes praise, eye rolls

Jun. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke answered a question about marginal tax rates in Spanish. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed off his Spanish skills while discussing his ideas on immigration reform. Former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is Mexican American,...

The Latest: De Blasio apologizes for revolutionary slogan

Jun. 27, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouting a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's revolution at a Miami airport workers rally (all times local): 6 p.m. New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says he didn't realize a Spanish...

California team loses 2nd sponsor over Ocasio-Cortez video

May. 31, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A second company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports Heineken International confirmed Thursday...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

May. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

May. 28, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez responds after offensive video

May. 28, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California team apologizing for offensive video showing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says words matter and she's gotten death threats after hateful messages about her have aired. The New York Democrat tweeted...