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Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside". Napoles, who was...

Bolton warns foreigners that violate Venezuela asset freeze

Aug. 6, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist...

Rudy Pérez shares his journey from poverty to the Grammys

Aug. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Rudy Pérez has worked with superstars like Beyonce and Julio Iglesias and has been named a Billboard Producer of the Decade. He usually keeps a low profile, but he's stepping out front to inspire others to fight for their dreams, with a new book. "The Latin Hit Maker,"...

Would-be Cuban immigrants left in limbo by consular closure

Jul. 30, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Mary Sardinas had prepared a room in her Miami house for the arrival of her son from Cuba. He'd sold his home and left his job thinking he'd soon be living in the United States. That was two years ago and he's still in Cuba. Sardinas is among thousands of Cubans living in the United States...

Today in History

Jul. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2019. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On this...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland's turmoil, they are taking Venezuela's most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

Jun. 27, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't...

Democrats' use of Spanish in debate evokes praise, eye rolls

Jun. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke answered a question about marginal tax rates in Spanish. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed off his Spanish skills while discussing his ideas on immigration reform. Former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is Mexican American,...

The Latest: De Blasio apologizes for revolutionary slogan

Jun. 27, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouting a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's revolution at a Miami airport workers rally (all times local): 6 p.m. New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says he didn't realize a Spanish...