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Stories with place: Caribbean
  • NY lawmakers hold annual Black and Puerto Rican conference 
    Updated: Feb-14-16 8:31 am

    ALBANY, New York - The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators is hosting its annual conference in Albany, an event that brings leaders from around the state together for three days of seminars, receptions and networking.

  • Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president story has photos
    Updated: Feb-14-16 7:46 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.

  • Australia beats SAfrica to advance to World Baseball Classic 
    Updated: Feb-14-16 3:44 am

    SYDNEY - Australia booked its place in next year's World Baseball Classic by beating South Africa 12-5 in Sunday's final of a qualifying tournament, securing victory with a six-run eighth inning that was helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt.

  • Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 6:08 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested the alleged head of an auto theft gang whose other members have been arrested in last month's killing of a prosecutor.

  • Costa Rica women rout Puerto Rico 9-0 in Olympic qualifying 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 4:46 pm

    FRISCO, Texas - Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno and Karla Villalobos each scored three goals and Costa Rica defeated Puerto Rico 9-0 in a group stage match Saturday at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • Cuba returns dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly received 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Cuba has returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped there from Europe in 2014, American and Cuban officials said Saturday.

  • Chicago man dies in Puerto Rico skydiving accident 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 3:37 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A 58-year-old Chicago man died Saturday morning in a skydiving accident that occurred when he apparently had problems controlling his parachute after it opened, authorities said.

  • Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 1:59 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.

  • Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant story has photos
    Updated: Feb-13-16 8:50 am

    MOSCOW - Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine.

  • 'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-12-16 11:24 pm

    MEXICO CITY - With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.

  • The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 11:21 pm

    HAVANA - The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:44 pm

    HAVANA - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:12 pm

    HAVANA - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • FIFA presidential candidates make presentations to CONCACAF 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 7:53 pm

    MIAMI - Four of the five candidates for FIFA president made presentations to CONCACAF officials Friday.

  • Dominican police kill suspect in attack on German tourist 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery.

  • Police officer fatally shot while on patrol in Haiti capital 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 5:21 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A Haitian police officer has been killed by multiple gunshots as he patrolled a rough section of the country's capital on a motorcycle.

  • O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:41 pm

    NEW YORK - Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries.

  • Coast Guard to decide if storm-damaged cruise ship can sail story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:11 pm

    BAYONNE, New Jersey - The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage.

  • FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:00 pm

    GENEVA - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

  • Canada women blank Guyana 5-0 to open Olympic qualifying story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 11:40 pm

    HOUSTON - Ashley Lawrence scored two of his three goals in a minute span in the second half, and Canada routed Guyana 5-0 on Thursday night to open the group stage of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • Trinidad and Tobago rallies to beat Guatemala 2-1 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 9:13 pm

    HOUSTON - Kennya Cordner and Tasha St. Louis scored within about four minutes in the second half to give Trinidad and Tobago a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Guatemala on Thursday night in a group stage match in the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • Puerto Rico pushes tax incentives for wealthy amid crisis 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis.

  • Bleisure: Zika casts a pall on some company getaways story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:57 pm

    NEW YORK - It seemed like such a great idea: A company planned a business trip this winter to a warm place that would bring the entire staff together.

  • NTSB to launch 2nd search mission for wrecked freighter 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:33 pm

    MIAMI - Federal investigators are launching a second search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank Oct. 1 near the Bahamas, officials said Thursday.

  • CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.