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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 27, 2023 00:13 AM EST

Jan. 20-26, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

Jan. 25, 2023 18:24 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a near miss with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth. NASA said Wednesday that...

Brazil’s right-wing movement persists without Bolsonaro

Jan. 21, 2023 11:04 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s defeated former president, Jair Bolsonaro, was in Florida this month when his supporters tried — but failed — to overthrow the country’s young democracy. It was a sign that many in Latin America’s largest nation believe so fiercely in his movement that it...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 20, 2023 09:23 AM EST

Jan. 13-19, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Ex-Fox execs go on trial in soccer TV rights bribery case

Jan. 17, 2023 20:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former Fox executives went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing South American soccer officials for TV rights to one of the continent’s biggest annual tournaments and using information gathered in the process to help the network’s winning World Cup broadcast bid. It's the...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 13, 2023 08:19 AM EST

Jan. 6-125, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Bolsonaro eyes return to Brazil as US stay pressures Biden

Jan. 11, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters' brazen attack on Brazil's capital over the weekend. But the...

Authorities probe who was behind uprising in Brazil capital

Jan. 09, 2023 17:25 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Monday that they were looking into who may have been behind the shocking uprising that sent protesters storming into the nation’s halls of power in a riot that had striking similarities to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Exiled Venezuela lawmakers chosen to lead anti-Maduro fight

Jan. 09, 2023 13:57 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition has selected an all-female team of mostly unknown exiled former lawmakers to replace the beleaguered Juan Guaidó as the face of its faltering efforts to remove socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Last week, politicians who were...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 06, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Dec. 30, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP visual...