Latest Latin America and Caribbean News

Cuba: diplomat expulsions, gas crisis part of US offensive

Sep. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said Friday that the U.S. expulsion of two Cuban diplomats and energy shortages across the island are part of a Trump administration offensive that will fail to force concessions by his government. Rodríguez told reporters that Cuba was...

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja...

APNewsBreak: Source says US, El Salvador to sign asylum deal

Sep. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States planned to sign an agreement on Friday to help make one of Central America's most violent countries, El Salvador, a haven for migrants seeking asylum, according to a senior Trump administration official. The official said acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan...

US men's soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

Sep. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be against Cuba on...

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Sep. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...

National Hurricane Center: Lorena becomes a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula

Sep. 20, 2019 5:56 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Lorena becomes a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history

Sep. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a yearbook photo showing him in brownface at a 2001 costume party was published is bringing attention to a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities. In the picture,...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 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. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...