Latest Caribbean News

US to play Cuba in new Nations League at Washington, DC

Aug. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States' home game against Cuba in the first CONCACAF Nations League will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. The site was announced Monday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has yet to say where the Nov. 15 home match against Canada will be played. As part...

USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81

Aug. 17, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This was a week of wake-up calls for USA Basketball, some provided by unheralded G League players in practice and now more offered up by the Spanish national team. The Americans learned from both. Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points, Khris Middleton added 12 and the U.S. topped Spain...

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Aug. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and...

Cuban state to absorb underground video-gamers' network

Aug. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — After weeks of resistance from Cuban video gamers, the island's state-run computer organization will absorb the services of an offline underground network that for more than a decade extended privately in Havana. The state's Youth Computer Club will take control of SNET — a merging of...

AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruption

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As a child, Puerto Rico's newest governor said she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty. Now, after more than 32 years of public service as a district attorney and justice secretary, Wanda Vázquez finds herself...

Reports: Stowaway found on flight from Havana to Miami

Aug. 16, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a stowaway was found hiding in the cargo section of an airplane that arrived from Havana to Miami International Airport. Video shared on Twitter early Friday showed crew members surrounding the man on the ground after the Swift Air private charter landed in Miami shortly after...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 16, 2019 12:04 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. Indigenous women protested in Brazil's capital against the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose administration has clashed with...

Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy

Aug. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a trial judge in the Eastern District of North...

Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win

Aug. 15, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game. Pujols had two...

Epstein's Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his death

Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his Caribbean island have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as...