Latest Caribbean News

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

Oct. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that Jose Padilla Galarza received five additional years of supervised release. Police said...

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Oct. 19, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Next stop...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 19, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Thousands upon thousands of Venezuelan migrants braved multiple borders and walked until their feet bled to look for a better life in the countries...

Boston Red Sox advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-1 to win AL Championship Series in five games

Oct. 18, 2018 11:44 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-1 to win AL Championship Series in five games.

Police: 2 dead, dozens injured in protests across Haiti

Oct. 18, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least two people were killed and dozens injured during large protests across Haiti over alleged misuse of government funds, authorities said Thursday. Police spokesman Michel-Ange Louis-Jeune said 11 civilians were injured by bullets and 11 officers by flying rocks. However,...

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M as drawing approaches

Oct. 18, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark. Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing. The prize is the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, behind...

Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

Oct. 18, 2018 3:24 AM EDT

Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager's accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too. Having seen his homeland of Puerto Rico...

US wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rose Lavelle is still trying to regain some of the confidence that was shaken when she was injured. Lavelle has been back to full strength for a while since battling a nagging hamstring injury, but it's the mental part that she's been working hard to overcome. On Wednesday night she...

GOP's Lance, Democrat Malinowski trade attacks in debate

Oct. 17, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Rep. Leonard Lance touted his record as bipartisan and jabbed his Democratic challenger as a "carpetbagger" and potential Nancy Pelosi supporter, while Tom Malinowski called the five-term incumbent is ineffective and a failed check on President Donald Trump in an hourlong and...

Jamaica earns World Cup trip on penalties after draw

Oct. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for...