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New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta stalled Sunday in the western Caribbean, but forecasters said it posed the risk of a rain-heavy hurricane for Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded in an already historic...

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded

Oct. 25, 2020 1:56 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded.

Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

Oct. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 28 was centered about 240 miles (380...

US men's soccer to return for Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales

Oct. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will return to the field for the first time since January for a Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales. The Americans have not played since a 1-0 win over Costa Rica on Feb. 1 because of the pandemic. In that match at Carson, California, the U.S. used players mostly preparing...

A man utilizes a door as a makeshift raft as he transports a woman through the inundated streets of the Mata Redonda neighborhood of Maracay, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Heavy rainfall in the central Venezuelan state of Aragua caused the Madre Vieja River to overflow flooding several neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Oct. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

Oct. 16 – Oct. 22, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean. The gallery was curated by AP visual journalist Victor Caivano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram:...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2020 file satellite image released by Maxar Technologies shows the FSO Nabarima oil tanker off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The damaged Venezuelan oil tanker recently tilting to one side in the Caribbean after taking on water poses no significant risk of spilling and causing an environmental catastrophe, officials of Trinidad & Tobago said Thursday, Oct. 22. (Maxar Technologies via AP, File)

Officials: 'Minimal' risk Venezuela oil tanker will sink

Oct. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A damaged Venezuelan oil tanker recently tilting to one side in the Caribbean after taking on water poses no significant risk of spilling and causing an environmental catastrophe, officials of Trinidad & Tobago said Thursday. Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Franklin...

Fishermen sit in the shade as the

Cuba says US sanctions have caused nearly $5.6B in losses

Oct. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez decried what he said was a growing number of sanctions suffocating the island, a topic that is on...

Puerto Rico shutters 911 call centers amid coronavirus cases

Oct. 21, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Both of Puerto Rico’s 911 call centers were shut down Wednesday night after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus, officials announced. Public Safety Secretary Pedro Janer said people should call the island’s emergency management agency at...

Jonelson Princeton, 7, who survived cholera as a newborn, peers out from inside his home which was once used as an office, on a former UN base where he lives with his parents and grandmother in Mirebalais, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed thousands, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help

Oct. 21, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

MEILLE, Haiti (AP) — Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease....

Omar Mediavilla, who urges his brother Jerick (Florida resident) to exercise the right to vote that the island's residents do not have, drinks a cup of coffee at his balcony in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are targeting Puerto Rico in a way never seen before to gather the attention of tens of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

Oct. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. The candidates are targeting...