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Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

Oct. 27, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy. Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, received the award before World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night. ...

Nicaraguans heading to Honduran border to be vaccinated

Oct. 27, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras, one of the last countries in Central America to receive COVID-19 vaccine, has designated a portion of its stockpile for citizens of neighboring Nicaragua as fewer Hondurans line up to be vaccinated. Since Monday, Nicaraguans have...

Migrant caravan grows as it heads through southern Mexico

Oct. 27, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

VILLA COMALTITLAN, Mexico (AP) — A growing migrant caravan filled the square in this town in Chiapas state on Wednesday afternoon after knocking off another 13 miles of its trek across southern Mexico. About 2,000 migrants had walked out of the southern city of...

Mall shooting victim's family hopes to bring body home

Oct. 27, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who was killed in an Idaho shooting at a Boise mall on Monday was shopping for gifts for his family when he was wounded, family members said. Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49, was a truck driver who lived part of the year in the southern Idaho...

In Haiti, the difficult relationship of gangs and business

Oct. 27, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youri Mevs knew that the call was coming, and she was terrified. Mevs is a member of one of the richest families in Haiti; she owns Shodecosa, Haiti’s largest industrial park, which warehouses 93 percent of the nation’s imported food....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro

Oct. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee is recommending that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee...

Puerto Rico debt-restructuring bill advances amid criticism

Oct. 26, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Senate and House approved a bill Tuesday that would slash the central government's debt by half but has also sparked protests and led to fiery exchanges between lawmakers and a federal control board that oversees the U.S. territory’s finances....

Familiar drive pushes migrant caravan through Mexico

Oct. 26, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — After three days of walking along a scorching highway in southern Mexico, a couple thousand migrants decided to rest here Tuesday, receive medical attention for badly blistered feet, wash clothing in the river and doze in any shade they could find. ...

Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID

Oct. 26, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote was the culmination of...