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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Mar. 22, 2019 1:08 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. People gathered to welcome the spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan outside Mexico's capital. Bolivian farmers staged a "gran...

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Mar. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump is hosting the leaders of Jamaica,...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Mar. 21, 2019 8:35 PM 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. People gathered to welcome the spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan outside Mexico's capital. Bolivian farmers staged a "gran...

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

Mar. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country's central bank. Chris Osman,...

Last customers being reconnected to Puerto Rico power grid

Mar. 20, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews shut down generators Wednesday that have powered an island off Puerto Rico's coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory's main power system 18 months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The Electric Power Authority said it connected an...

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Mar. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to...

Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

Mar. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican...

Haiti parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

Mar. 18, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti. The Chamber of Deputies voted 93-6, with three...

Cubans complain about US visa restrictions

Mar. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they embraced it on Monday to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions. More than 400 Cubans sent comments to the Facebook page of The U.S. Embassy in Havana, largely to complain...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Murder for Hire story

Mar. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story March 15 about a murder for hire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a man who was wrongfully convicted in the case testified at the trial. He was on the list of witnesses but did not testify. A corrected version of the story is below: Puerto Rico woman...