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Venezuelans flee deteriorating nation, find new home in Utah

Aug. 10, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — There have been times, especially early on after he left Venezuela, that Daniel Hernandez felt overwhelmed, lost, out of place. "I've gone through a lot," said Hernandez, who migrated here in 2015 given the increasing political and economic unrest in Venezuela and now lives in...

AP PHOTOS: A glimpse into life in Cuba's 2 Guantanamos

Aug. 3, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — While Muslims detained at the U.S. naval station base at Guantanamo Bay bowed their heads in prayer on a recent day, Cuban men in the nearby city of Guantanamo tooted horns and banged on drums as they prepared for a carnival. The two Guantanamos have been a contrast since the U.S....

Today in History

Jul. 26, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 26, the 207th day of 2018. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 26, 2002, the Republican-led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department in the biggest government reorganization in decades. On this date: In...

Alan Diaz, AP photographer behind Elian image, dies at 71

Jul. 3, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Retired Associated Press photojournalist Alan Diaz , whose photo of a terrified 6-year-old Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez earned him the Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 71. Diaz's daughter, Aillette Rodriguez-Diaz, confirmed that he died Tuesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately known....

Ground Game: Will family separation outcry hurt Texas GOP?

Jun. 28, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz, the firebrand Republican senator, and Beto O'Rourke, the ex-punk rocker turned Democratic congressman trying to unseat him, don't agree on much. But when it comes to the immigration crisis on the border, both have introduced bills that do almost the same thing: They want to...

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

Jun. 16, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. In 1983, equipped with little more than a shovel and a surplus of revolutionary ideals, the then-clandestine militant led...