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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 12, 2019 12:10 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. Mexico saw the end of another era as the world's last modern VW Beetle rolled off the production line at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Puebla....

Ivanka Trump's women's initiative announces $27M in grants

Jul. 10, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to help women in developing countries get ahead economically announced its first batch of grants on Wednesday: $27 million for 14 projects in 22 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Women's Global...

Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa América title since 2007

Jul. 7, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil didn't need Neymar to win another Copa América title at home. With its injured star watching from the stands at a packed Maracanã Stadium on Sunday, Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win its first South American title since 2007. It was Neymar's replacement, Everton, who led...

Brazil beats Peru 3-1 to win Copa América title

Jul. 7, 2019 6:00 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil beats Peru 3-1 to win Copa América title.

Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América

Jul. 6, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro's historic...

The final insult: Women compete with Copa America, CONCACAF

Jul. 5, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

Megan Rapinoe considers Sunday to be the final insult. Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women's World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate winning the Copa America, South America's men's championship. And then at night, the United States or Mexico will win the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 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. Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina. Mexican...

Lost wallet? More cash means you're likelier to get it back

Jun. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money — and the more cash, the better. That's the surprising conclusion from researchers who planted more than 17,000 "lost wallets" across 355 cities in 40 countries, and kept track of how often somebody contacted the...

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

Jun. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela. With his wife and infant son, the 25-year-old embarked on a lengthy journey by bus through three nations to reach Peru earlier this year. Now they are among...

Vandals painted wall at World War I Museum in Kansas City

Jun. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials say vandals have spray painted apparent references to a Peru prison massacre on a wall at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. KMBC-TV reports that the museum's "Dedication Wall" was defaced with red spray paint that said, "Glory to the fallen martyrs of El...