- Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff Updated: May-04-16 8:35 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.
- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana Updated: May-04-16 7:58 pm
HAVANA - Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana.
- Gov. Baker helps stock Boston pond with trout Updated: May-04-16 2:08 pm
BOSTON - One thousand trout have a new home in Jamaica Pond thanks to the efforts of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, state environmental officials and local schoolchildren.
- Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover Updated: May-04-16 12:52 pm
HAVANA - The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel.
- AP names Fernando Gonzalez deputy news director for LatAm Updated: May-04-16 12:33 pm
MEXICO CITY - Fernando Gonzalez, a veteran video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' deputy news director for the region.
- A waiting game for companies hoping to do business in Cuba Updated: May-04-16 11:53 am
NEW YORK - The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Most companies, however, will have to wait.
- Prison for US man caught with $100,000 in Jamaica airport Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Brooklyn man who was arrested after authorities in Jamaica found more than $100,000 in undeclared cash in his luggage has been sentenced to prison in the Caribbean country.
- No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti Updated: May-04-16 12:09 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections.
- Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm
MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.
- AP source: Games in PR likely to be moved because of Zika Updated: May-03-16 6:35 pm
MIAMI - There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
- South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force Updated: May-03-16 3:07 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.
- At least 9 Haitians killed when boat capsizes in rough seas Updated: May-02-16 9:08 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least nine Haitians have died after a small boat they were traveling in capsized in rough seas off the northern coast.
- Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries Updated: May-02-16 6:49 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked.
- Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help Updated: May-02-16 5:39 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.
- Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.
- Rep. Pingree of Maine in Cuba for trade mission Updated: May-02-16 3:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is in Cuba where she'll be joined by a group of American organic food producers and advocates.
- Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm
HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
- NYC sending 1 million condoms to Puerto Rico in Zika fight Updated: May-02-16 2:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is sending a million condoms to Puerto Rico for Zika prevention efforts.
- 1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba Updated: May-01-16 9:01 pm
MIAMI - Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation.
- Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors Updated: May-01-16 10:39 am
LOS ANGELES - For Julian Sandoval, the play "Shelter" is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It's personal.
- Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again Updated: May-01-16 10:03 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama.
- Sanya Richards-Ross takes "victory lap" at Penn Relays Updated: Apr-30-16 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her "victory lap." Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special.
- 11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change Updated: Apr-29-16 7:06 pm
MIAMI - The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.
- Ban on female guards to be lifted in 9/11 case at Guantanamo Updated: Apr-29-16 6:40 pm
MIAMI - The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay said in a ruling this week that he will eventually lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants while transporting them around the U.S. base in Cuba.
- First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use Updated: Apr-29-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.