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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

May 20 – 26, 2022 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 photojournalist Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile. Follow AP visual...

Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

May. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Last year, Fabian Espinel helped organize roadblocks where young people protested against police violence and government plans to increase taxes on lower income Colombians. Now, as Colombia heads into its presidential election Sunday, Espinel walks the...

Mexican court injuntion against plan to employ Cuban doctors

May. 26, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against plans by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hire about 500 specialized doctors from Cuba. According to a copy of the injunction, the government has not proved the doctors have the ability...

'Goodfellas' co-stars, many others pay tribute to Ray Liotta

May. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

Reactions to the death of “Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta: “I’m absolutely shocked and devastated by the sudden, unexpected death of Ray Liotta. He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor. Playing Henry Hill in Good Fellas was a tall order, because the...

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' star, dies

May. 26, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. Liotta's publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn't...

Yankees sign Matt Carpenter, bring up Manny Bañuelos

May. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter was inserted to the New York Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter after agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday, a week after he was released from the Texas Rangers' minor league system. Carpenter entered the lineup for a series...

Video of Brazil cops gassing man draws fury after his death

May. 26, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The asphhyxiation death of a Black man shown in a video being held by two officers of Brazil's Federal Highway Police inside an SUV's smoke-filled trunk is sparking outrage among Brazilians. Images of the police stop Tuesday in Umbauba, in the northeastern...

Chile apologizes to woman forcibly sterilized for HIV status

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Chile’s president publicly apologized to a woman who was sterilized without her consent at a public hospital two decades ago because she was HIV-positive, ending a years-long legal process that included taking her case to the Inter American Commission on Human...

'No future for babies:' 842 US-bound Haitians end up in Cuba

May. 26, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba said Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by smugglers who ushered them onto a dilapidated boat and later abandoned...

Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts 'Stars at Noon'

May. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sat down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounced herself “a mess.” Denis’ latest, the Denis Johnson adaptation “Stars at Noon,” has been...