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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press9 hours ago
4.8 earthquake shakes southern Puerto Rico, rattling manyA magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck southern Puerto Rico at a shallow depth in the same region that has not stopped shaking since late December
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US stops advising against global travel, but hits MexicoThe U.S. State Department has dropped it's global “Level 4" do not travel warning, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory on Mexico
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Southern Mexico state bans junk food sales to childrenThe legislature of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca has approved a ban on selling high-calorie snack food to children, in a bid to combat one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Mexico resort pulls controversial 'anything goes' tourism adThe Mexican coastal city of Acapulco has pulled a controversial video promotional ad touting the faded resort's reputation as an 'anything goes' tourism destination
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 11, 2020 file photo, vehicles transport coffins containing the remains of people who are believed to have died from complications related to the new coronavirus, to a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In March and April, Guayaquil was a pandemic hellscape of makeshift morgues, hundreds dying at home, bodies left in the street. But Guayaquil has stabilized since then, sending medical teams and equipment elsewhere in Ecuador and taking in virus patients from outside the city. (AP Photo/Luis Perez, File)
Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus Ecuador’s biggest city, Guayaquil, was a pandemic hellscape of makeshift morgues, hundreds dying at home, bodies left in the street
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reformsCuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector and its economy as a whole
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Mexico inaugurates dam that is flooding Indigenous sitesMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico that is already flooding thousand-year-old Indigenous sites containing ancient rock carvings and remains of dwellings
The Associated Press1 day ago
Top court rules Brazil must protect Indigenous in pandemicThe Brazilian Supreme Court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to adopt measures to protect Indigenous people from the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
3 Mexico smugglers undone by screech of their howler monkeysSomewhat predictably, an attempt by three people to smuggle two howler monkeys in southern Mexico has been undone because the protected animals locked in a suitcase began emitting their piercing cries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pollution turns one side of divided Paraguayan lagoon purpleThe Cerro Lagoon in the Paraguayan city of Limpio is sharply divided into two parts: one purple, one blue
The Associated Press1 day ago
US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money launderingU.S. prosecutors have charged a former Guatemala economy minister in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them into bribes for corrupt politicians
The Associated Press1 day ago
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