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19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

May. 23, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases. Across the border in the...

Ex-rebel emerges as favorite in Colombian presidential race

May. 23, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

FUSAGASUGA, Colombia (AP) — Flanked by bodyguards with bulletproof shields, Gustavo Petro stood on a stage and lashed out at Colombia's political elite in a speech to the residents of Fusagasuga, a rural town where farmers are struggling. The leftist presidential candidate spoke of...

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

May. 22, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns as prosecutors work through a first round of questioning of the 10 suspects accused of fleecing the Holy See of tens of millions of euros. But testimony...

Muñoz keeps Byron Nelson lead with local star Spieth 1 back

May. 14, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Muñoz will be the “other” local guy in the final pairing of the final round of the Byron Nelson. It's cool by the Colombian who now calls the Dallas area home and has at least shared the lead after all three rounds. Muñoz shot...

As others are blocked, Colombians reach US through Mexico

May. 12, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the U.S. The 55-year-old, who said he also faced discrimination in Colombia for his sexual orientation, learned this year...

Paraguay organized crime prosecutor slain on Colombian beach

May. 10, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Paraguay's prosecutor of organized crime and drug trafficking cases was slain Tuesday by gunmen on a Colombian beach as he honeymooned with his new wife, who said the attackers came on a jet ski or small boat. Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci married journalist...

Colombia cartel shuts down towns over leader’s extradition

May. 10, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Gulf Clan drug cartel shut down dozens of towns in northern Colombia for four days in reaction to its leader being extradited to the U.S. for trial. It warned that anyone who disobeyed the stay-at-home order risked being shot or having their vehicle burned. ...

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

Senate confirms key ambassador slots, including Kennedy

May. 05, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Australia, and Philip Goldberg to serve as ambassador to South Korea. Kennedy served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 2013-17 during Barack...