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Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches...

Antuna has hat trick, Mexico routs Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

Jun. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Uriel Antuna went from not even being on Mexico's roster to getting the start and scoring a hat trick. A last-minute addition to the roster, the forward scored three goals and had an assist as top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold...

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

Jun. 13, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to forcible...

The Latest: Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to sex abuse

Jun. 13, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Cuba Gooding Jr.'s arrest (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse after a woman accused the actor of groping her at a New York City night spot. The 51-year-old "Jerry Maguire" star was arraigned Thursday after...

US says Expedia pays $325,000 over Cuban travel allegations

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The government said that the online travel company appears to have violated U.S. sanctions...

Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

Jun. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn himself in to New York City police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot, his lawyer said. Gooding, the Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" is expected to face a charge stemming from an alleged incident over the...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Guantanamo detainee

Jun. 10, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Yemeni man who has been held without charges at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba for more than 17 years. One justice says "it is past time" to examine the indefinite detention of foreigners at the Guantanamo Bay base. Detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed...

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela's crisis slows

Jun. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition's demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela's political crisis. "A new meeting isn't planned at the moment, we can get what we've proposed...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 7, 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. A transgender sex worker showed off her pet iguana on International Sex Workers Day, after Mexico City's government voted in favor of a bill...

Cuba restrictions hit cruise lines at the start of summer

Jun. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration's new restrictions on travel to Cuba will sting the cruise industry, taking away a new and increasingly popular destination at the start of the critical summer vacation season. Major cruise lines on Wednesday immediately began dropping stops in Cuba from their...