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Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities suspect that Russia may have been behind last week’s attempt to set Prague public transport buses on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Monday. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with terrorism in connection with Thursday's...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jun. 07, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

May 31-June 6, 2024 Claudia Sheinbaum took the top spot in Mexico's biggest-ever elections, becoming the country's first female president. Residents from the Panamanian island of Gardi Sugdub arrived at their new homes on the mainland on the country's Caribbean coast....

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 24, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

May 17-23, 2024 In the Dominican Republic, Haitians and migration featured heavily in the election conversation. Argentine President Javier Milei belts hard rock at a presentation of his new book in Buenos Aires. Mexico's heatwave is so dire, howler...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 17, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 As young Haitians are increasingly exposed to violence, the country is undergoing a wider push to dispel a long-standing taboo on mental health services teaching parents how to put a smile on their children’s faces. Family and friends hold a vigil in...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly higher, though China benchmarks falter

May. 07, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday after another day of gains on Wall Street, although Chinese shares faltered. U.S. futures and oil prices edged higher. Tokyo's Nikkei 225, reopening after a national holiday, jumped 1.5% to 38,784.91 and the Kospi in South...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 03, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

April 16 - May 2, 2024 Brazilian singer Catia de Franca performs her blend of psychedelic rock with traditional rhythms and modernist poetry. Mothers search a field on the outskirts of Mexico City looking for remains of missing love ones. Gangs in Haiti lay siege to several...

Renowned Peruvian investigative reporter battles criminalized smear campaign — and cancer

Apr. 28, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — At age 75, one of Latin America’s most storied journalists had been looking forward to weaving into books the fragmented threads of more than four decades of investigative reporting that exposed high-level abuse of power in Peru and abroad. In an illustrious...

Why you might have heard Paul Simon’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Spanish Mass

Apr. 26, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

(RNS) — One song has stuck with Julio Cuellar Gonzales for practically his entire life. Among his first memories of church in the 1970s in Villa Serrano, a town in the Bolivian region of Chuquisaca, Cuellar remembers singing a specific version of the Our Father. At the time,...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Apr. 26, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

April 19-25, 2024 A transitional council tasked with bringing political stability to gang-ravaged Haiti has been installed. Ecuadorians vote overwhelmingly for toughening the fight against gangs. Thousands of Indigenous people gather in Brazil’s capital to protest against President...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Apr. 19, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

April 12 - 18, 2024 Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced the creation of two new Indigenous territories. The Biden administration reimposed oil sanctions on Venezuela. A transitional council in Haiti was formally established to choose the next prime minister and...