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Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near 15-year high

Nov. 30, 2022 15:08 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon slowed slightly last year, a year after a 15-year high, according to closely watched numbers published Wednesday. The data was released by the National Institute for Space Research. The agency’s Prodes monitoring system...

Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies ramming

Nov. 30, 2022 14:56 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that caused the crash. The boat was...

Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections

Nov. 30, 2022 14:41 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A heavily criticized private company that operates the transmission and distribution of power in Puerto Rico secured a last-minute extension on its contract Wednesday despite widespread objections. Luma Energy obtained the extension following a 4-1 vote...

Guatemala's El Periodico newspaper stops print edition

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The prominent Guatemalan investigative newspaper “El Periodico” announced Wednesday that it is stopping its print edition, after the government arrested the paper’s president. José Rubén Zamora was arrested in July and charged with money laundering...

Neymar continues ankle treatment in pool at the World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil forward Neymar was undergoing ankle treatment in a swimming pool Wednesday to try to recover in time to play again at the World Cup. Neymar continued his physiotherapy in a pool at the team's hotel along with left back Alex Sandro, who has an injured hip....

19 injured in ethane explosion in southern Mexico

Nov. 30, 2022 11:42 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz said 19 people were injured where a pipeline carrying ethane gas exploded. The Veracruz state civil defense office said most of the people injured in the explosion Tuesday in the town of Agua Dulce suffered...

Bob Marley immersive experience to land in US next year

Nov. 30, 2022 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive immersive experience celebrating Bob Marley is heading for its U.S. premiere early next year, complete with photographs, lots of music and even a pair of the reggae giant's footwear. The multi-room exhibit “Bob Marley: One Love Experience” will open in...

Spain faces Japan looking to seal last-16 spot at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After conceding late to miss out on a victory against Germany, Spain finds itself with some work left to do against Japan to guarantee its spot in the round of 16 at the World Cup. The Spaniards doen’t need much, though, because a draw on Thursday will be...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany must win for last-16 shot

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a simple task for Germany in its final game of group stage: beat Costa Rica on Thursday or the four-time World Cup champions will go home early for a second consecutive tournament. Germany was knocked out as reigning World Cup champions in group play four...

Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association

Nov. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Venezuela's few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday. Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of...