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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Apr. 26, 2019 12:06 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. Hundreds of indigenous people set up camp outside Brazil's congress building for an annual event to press for protection of their rights and...

Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

Apr. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey, at a factory where he has worked before and the owner invited him to return. But getting there from his home...

Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan, who hopes to show the world the person and the friend that he got to know. "I really want people to know her with the same admiration that I had for her as a human...

Emilio Estefan to make a documentary late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan. The Latin music mogul and television producer Dave Broome have partnered with the Rivera family, who gave them exclusive rights to produce the film. They plan to release...

Guatemala nixes presidential bid of politician nabbed in US

Apr. 24, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's electoral court on Wednesday annulled the candidacy of a presidential hopeful who was arrested in the U.S. last week and is accused of ties to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. The tribunal said its decision was due to "the notorious deeds that were revealed" in the case of Mario...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A long freight train loaded with about 300 to 400...

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...

Border Patrol arrests 6 near Vermont-Quebec border

Apr. 24, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — Court documents say two Mexican citizens accused of illegally entering Vermont from Quebec told agents they were paying $8,000 to be smuggled into the United States via Canada. The documents say the two were among six Mexicans apprehended Monday after the minivan they were riding in...

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Apr. 23, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

TONALA, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a...

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Apr. 22, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...