The Associated Press

Mayor: Officer Who Put Knee on Man’s Neck Should Be Charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 8:18 PM

Victim in Police Encounter Had Started New Life in Minnesota

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 8:02 PM

Board: Puerto Rico to See 65% Surplus Drop Amid Debt Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 2:02 PM

Spread of Coronavirus Fuels Corruption in Latin America

MIAMI (AP) — Even in a pandemic, there’s no slowdown for swindlers in Latin America.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 12:51 PM

Venezuela’s Apparent Respite From COVID-19 May Not Last Long

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 12:32 PM

Woman Fired After Backlash From Racist Park Confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman walking her dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 8:24 PM

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Death of Black Man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 6:06 PM

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Thousands Wait to Take US Citizenship Oath Amid Virus Delays

BOSTON (AP) — Wendy De Los Santos passed the test to become a U.S. citizen just days before government offices shut down nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

Black Man Dies After Video Shows Officer Kneeling on Neck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A black man has died in Minneapolis police custody after video shared online from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 9:05 AM

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

  • May 25, 2020
  • 5:08 PM

1st Iranian Ship Reaches Venezuela With No sign of US Threat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

  • May 24, 2020
  • 11:35 AM

Mexico Cancels Soccer Season Because of Coronavirus Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Liga MX canceled the remainder of its spring season without crowning a champion for the first time, a decision caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 23, 2020
  • 4:23 PM

In Mexican Border Cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus.

  • May 23, 2020
  • 4:04 PM

Biden Says He Was Too ‘Cavalier’ About Black Trump Backers

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden said he “should not have been so cavalier” in comments earlier Friday in which he suggested African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Soccer Players in Latin America Looking for Help Amid Virus

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Santiago Cedeño opened the front door of his house when the car stopped outside. For days, the Panamanian soccer player had been eagerly anticipating the vehicle and its cargo of food supplies.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:21 PM

Venezuelan High Court Orders DirecTV Property Seized

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court ordered the immediate seizure of all DirecTV property on Friday, days after the U.S. firm abandoned its services in the South American nation, citing U.S. sanctions.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Chicago Latinos See Higher Rates of COVID-19 Infections

CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 12:46 PM

Virus Accelerates Across Latin America, India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 8:41 AM

Virus Cases Spike in California County on Mexican Border

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — As much of California begins allowing businesses to reopen amid improved coronavirus conditions, a farming region bordering Mexico is experiencing a spike in hospitalizations that some believe is driven by American citizens who live in Mexico coming to the U.S. for care.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 8:25 PM

Puerto Rico to Reopen Businesses, Beaches With New Rules

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico will cautiously reopen beaches, restaurants, churches, hair salons and retail stores next week under strict new rules as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown that stifled business activity on an island already beset with economic woes.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 7:12 PM

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