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'Historic' Cuban official, José Ramón Balaguer, dies at 90

Jul. 16, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — José Ramón Balaguer, a longtime member of Cuba’s communist leadership who as health minister sent thousands of the island’s doctors on missions to win hearts and minds in Venezuela and developing countries around the world, has died at age 90. An official...

Chief of Cuba's military businesses, ex-Castro in-law dies

Jul. 01, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Gen. Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, one of the most trusted advisers to former Cuban President Raul Castro and head of the country's military business division, died on Friday at age 62. The Communist Party and official news media said he died of a...

In blow to Biden, Mexico president to skip Americas Summit

Jun. 06, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.' efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere. López Obrador...

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

Jun. 05, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet. ...

Today in History: June 3, Barack Obama claims nomination

Jun. 03, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2022. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations. ...

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

May. 21, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month’s summit focused on Latin America. The Summit of the Americas, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the inaugural event in 1994, has risked...