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AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from Venezuela

Jun. 25, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of night,...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing Venezuelans

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American countries struggling to absorb migrants from the crisis-wracked country. Pence briefly toured the ship at Miami's...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 14, 2019 12:17 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. Amateur soccer teams made up of transgender men and other LGBT teams played games in Rio as they count on the nation's love of soccer to help...

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...

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...

Can Americans still go to Cuba? Yes, but it's more difficult

Jun. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration's new restrictions on travel to Cuba have made it harder, but far from impossible, for Americans to visit the island nation. Cruises offered easy, one-stop shopping for legal trips across the 90 miles that separate the two nations, but those appear to be over for now,...

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

Jun. 4, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government. Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016 during...

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds

May. 31, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — If there's a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it will likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running. Dag Nylander is leading the exploratory talks between representatives of Nicolas...

US emergency aid for Venezuela to be distributed in Colombia

May. 30, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid that was earmarked for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will now be distributed in Colombia, officials said Thursday. Colombia's government said it had reached the decision with the U.S. and representatives of Guaidó because of...