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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EST

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. The leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress said he was prepared to assume the role of interim president in a deepening...

Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

Jan. 17, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Donald Trump's policies toward the island. Cora previously said he would...

Ortiz opens with 66 for 3-shot lead in Latin American Am

Jan. 17, 2019 4:56 PM EST

CASA DE CAMPO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico had an ideal start Thursday in hopes of turning his fortunes in the Latin American Amateur Championship, opening with a 6-under 66 to build a three-shot lead after the opening round. Ortiz has been runner-up in the Latin American Amateur the...

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Jan. 17, 2019 3:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International says it's issued a lifetime ban for a Canadian man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas. The Sun Sentinel reports that Nick Naydev posted the video on Instagram last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas and jumping off. In...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

China's Zecheng Dou wins Web.com Tour opener in Bahamas

Jan. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EST

GREAT EXUMAS, Bahamas (AP) — Zecheng Dou birdied the final three holes Wednesday for a two-stroke victory in the Web.com Tour's season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. Dou shot a 2-under 70, holing a 55-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th at Sandals Emerald Bay to finish at 18-under 270. Three strokes...

Rose makes 2019 debut with the No. 1 ranking

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic. Rose played so much golf toward the end of last year that he wasn't quite ready to fly from his home in the Bahamas to Hawaii to start 2019 against a winners-only field at Kapalua. Instead, he decided to...

Judge opens hearing on major Puerto Rico debt restructuring

Jan. 16, 2019 4:29 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt opened Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government. The hearing involves more than $17...

Castro explains Puerto Rico campaign trip: 'Everyone counts'

Jan. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-year-old...

Federal agents seize cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico

Jan. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have intercepted more than 30 pounds (14 kilograms) of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to Connecticut. According to court documents unsealed Monday, U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents working an eight-month investigation tracked 60...