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US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

Oct. 18, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion. ...

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old. The...

Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests

Oct. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests.

US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage

Oct. 17, 2021 00:13 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage.

After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

Oct. 16, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

Even in the depths of the pandemic -- even when the world locked down, leaving billions isolated and desolated -- there were those who danced. “I did not stop dancing for a second,” says Federico Carrizo, who competed in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires...

Thousands march in Puerto Rico, outraged over power outages

Oct. 15, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 4,000 people outraged over ongoing power outages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico marched Friday to decry how the lack of electricity has affected their health, work and children’s schooling. Many of them demanded the ouster...

UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results

Oct. 15, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Oct. 15, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Oct. 8 – 14, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP...

Miami commissioners vote to end police chief's stormy tenure

Oct. 14, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami city commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to fire Police Chief Art Acevedo after a short and stormy tenure in which he clashed with city officials and members of his own police force. The five commissioners took the step following a trial-like...