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Fernando González, the newly appointed The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions, poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Monday, March 23, 2020. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Mexico City, since 2016, will help lead the cooperative's newsgathering operation in all formats from Havana and Caracas. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Fernando González new AP news director for Caribbean, Andes

Mar. 24, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, a video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for...

A workers raises his hand for more mail in ballots at the Broward County Supervisor Of Elections Office during the Florida Primary elections at the Broward County Supervisor Of Elections Office Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

5 primary takeaways: Joe Biden is Democrats' antidote

Mar. 18, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

Joe Biden's surge toward the Democratic presidential nomination rolled on with a dominating victory in Florida, the largest delegate prize in Tuesday's primaries, and wins in Illinois and Arizona. Takeaways from Biden's latest victories: BIDEN'S SURGE BECOMES A WAVE Biden continues one of the most remarkable...

A polling place worker adjusts gloves as she tends to a reception table during the Florida primary election at the First United Methodist Church, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. As Florida officials try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the state's voters headed to the polls to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP VoteCast: Biden cuts deep into the Sanders coalition

Mar. 18, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden cut deep into Bernie Sanders' coalition of young, liberal and Latino voters, securing solid victories in Florida, Illinois and Arizona in unsettled times. The former vice president on Tuesday expanded his support among groups that have been propping up the Vermont senator's...

Polling station volunteer Dimitri Uglialoro waits for voters for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla. Floridians are voting across the state as election officials manage losses of poll workers and changes to polling places because of the coronavirus. There had been concern some polling places might not open on time Tuesday because of worker absences, but no problems have been reported. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Biden wins Florida Democratic presidential primary

Mar. 17, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Joe Biden handily defeated Bernie Sanders in Florida's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday after the state forged ahead with the vote despite coronavirus fears and some minor glitches in polling. With 219 delegates at stake, Florida was considered a key showdown between the...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, a Mariachi band waits to perform before a campaign event with former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Las Vegas. In Joe Biden’s pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, he’s run repeatedly into a wall in the West, where Bernie Sanders’ strength among Latinos propelled his campaign even as he struggled with other groups. Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Florida offer Biden a chance to show he can make up ground with Latinos, a crucial group of voters he’ll need in his corner to defeat Trump (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Tuesday's primaries offer chance for Biden to reach Latinos

Mar. 16, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In Joe Biden’s pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, he’s run repeatedly into a wall in the West, where Bernie Sanders’ strength among Latinos propelled his campaign even as he struggled with other groups. Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Florida...

FILE - This April 11, 2018, file photo shows a sign directing voters to an early-voting location in Surprise, Ariz. Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday, March 17, 2020, are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that’s barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline in manufacturing, and Arizona, a state where one-third of the population is Latino and growth is exploding. One looks more like the nation's past, the other could be its future. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)

Next primaries offer contrast between nation's past, future

Mar. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that’s barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline in manufacturing, and Arizona, a state where one-third of the population is Latino and growth is...

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Biden, Sanders debate electability versus Trump

Mar. 15, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the Sunday night Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Bernie Sanders says he has doubts about Joe Biden’s ability to energize enough voters to defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders said in...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus Thursday March 12, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders’ 2020 campaign

Mar. 13, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida has never been known as a place of stability, especially in its politics. And yet stability is what has been on the minds of many Democrats in the state who say they'll vote for former Vice President Joe Biden in Tuesday's presidential primary election instead of Vermont Sen. Bernie...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks to his car after speaking to reporters on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sanders isn't dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Mar. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is vowing to press ahead with his presidential campaign at least long enough to debate Joe Biden this weekend, even while acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic race may be insurmountable. The Vermont senator on Wednesday offered no further details on what his...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

Mar. 11, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho,...