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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jun. 18, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

June 11 – 17, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Senior Photo Editor for Latin America & Caribbean Leslie Mazoch in Mexico...

Nicaraguan government pursues NGO in widening crackdown

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the capture of a former education minister and a businessman Thursday as the government's crackdown continued to expand beyond leaders of the political opposition. The Attorney General's Office said in a statement...

Mexican police find corpse, probably Indigenous activist

Jun. 17, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora said Thursday they have found a badly decayed corpse with clothing that matches the description of an Indigenous rights leader who disappeared almost three weeks ago. The prosecutors office...

2 journalists killed in Mexico, 3 dead so far this year

Jun. 17, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Mexico said reporter Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death Thursday, and another journalist was killed just west of Mexico City, bringing to three the number killed so far this year in the country. Two other reporters have disappeared. ...

Inspection finds problems in rest of Mexico City subway line

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A visual inspection has found problems in about one-third of the elevated Mexico City subway line where one span collapsed on May 3, killing 26 people. The College of Engineers study of the city’s Number 12 line covered the 7.5 miles (12...

Romanian man to face charges for ATM skimming in Mexico

Jun. 17, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico ordered a Romanian man to stand trial on charges he ran a massive credit card skimming operation that targeted tourists in the Mexican resort of Cancún, prosecutors said Thursday. Florian Tudor was arrested in late May, marking...

Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

Jun. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida on Thursday. WPLG-TV reports the migrants were coming from Jamaica and had first traveled to The Bahamas. One of the migrant men...

Texas governor: State, crowdsourcing will fund border wall

Jun. 17, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico, part of an emerging proposal that also extends his political fight over immigration with the...

Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

Jun. 16, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 clients in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago. Luma Energy, a private company that took...

US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

Jun. 16, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued new instructions to immigration judges to stop...