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In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Geletha Archer receives a hug from Catherine Morse after she was picked to receive a vehicle at Ed Morse Automotive Group headquarters in Delray Beach, Fla. Cabbies who live in the Abacos in Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian applied for a program in which they get $14,000 toward a new car that they can use as a taxi in the Bahamas. Forty-five Bahamians applied for vehicles. The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation reviewed the applications and chose ten to receive vehicles. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Hurricane Dorian victims from Bahamas get cars for taxi jobs

Feb. 22, 2020 3:01 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Moss knew exactly which one she wanted. After all, a new car is one of those things that kind of chooses you more than you choose it. Moss was among 10 Bahamian families who came to a Delray Beach car dealership Wednesday (Feb. 19) to receive a donated car. It was the...

FILE - This June 13, 2016 file photo shows Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in Florida. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the FBI arrested U.S. federal narcotics agent Jose Irizarry and his wife, Nathalia Gomez Irizarry, at their residence in Puerto Rico, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the arrest. He has been charged with conspiring to launder money with the very same Colombian drug cartels he was supposed to be fighting. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

Feb. 21, 2020 8:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting. Jose Irizarry and his wife were arrested Friday at their...

Viktor Hovland shoots 66 for share of Puerto Rico Open lead

Feb. 21, 2020 6:18 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland shot a 6-under 66 on Friday at windy Coco Beach for a share of the Puerto Rico Open lead. With most of the top players in the world at the World Golf Championship event in Mexico, the 22-year-old Norwegian eagled the par-5 second and rebounded...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary Julia Keleher gets a hug from a student at Ramon Marin Sola Elementary School, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. A federal judge on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The former education secretary is in part accused of giving school property to a private company in exchange for living in an upscale apartment complex for six months on a $1 lease even though the agreement stipulated a $1,500 monthly rent. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

Judge: High-profile corruption trial to stay in Puerto Rico

Feb. 21, 2020 6:13 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should...

Dominican government asks OAS to investigate e-vote failure

Feb. 21, 2020 3:11 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Officials in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have asked the Organization of American States to investigate the failure of an electronic voting system some believe was tampered with in an incident that sparked protests and delayed municipal...

Connecticut governor announces Puerto Rican housing support

Feb. 21, 2020 12:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Puerto Rico residents looking to relocate to Connecticut after recent natural disasters are getting financial assistance to help with housing. Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday that $75,000 in state funding will be allocated to provide housing support for...

A reveler in a costume enjoys the

A Week in Pictures - Latin America & Caribbean

Feb. 21, 2020 12:01 AM EST

FEBRUARY 14-20, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images...

In this Feb. 12, 2020 photo, a protester holds a sign that reads in Creole

UN envoy: Haiti's political crisis sends economy tumbling

Feb. 20, 2020 10:09 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The political impasse that has paralyzed Haiti is sending its economy deeper into recession, with 4.6 million people needing humanitarian aid — and there is no immediate end in sight, the U.N. envoy for Haiti said Thursday. Helen La Lime told the U.N. Security Council that the...

Kyle Stanley shoots 64 to take lead Puerto Rico Open lead

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kyle Stanley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. With most of the top players in the world playing in the World Golf Championship event in Mexico, Stanley had nine birdies and a bogey in windy afternoon...

Dominicans protest as officials detain 2 in e-vote probe

Feb. 20, 2020 4:48 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hundreds joined in a demonstration demanding the resignation of the Dominican Republic’s elections commission Thursday, the fourth consecutive day of protests over the weekend failure of municipal elections. The latest protest came hours after police said...