Ricky Martin denies restraining order allegations

San Juan Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin on Sunday denied the allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime. Police said Saturday that a judge had issued the order against Martin, but authorities trying to comply with the order … Read more

$1.2 million spent searching for Puerto Rican found hiding

For three days, authorities scoured the turquoise waters off northern Puerto Rico for 23-year-old Harold Carrión, who was reported missing earlier this week and feared he had drowned on a popular beach. San Juan Puerto Rico — For three days, authorities scoured the turquoise waters off northern Puerto Rico for 23-year-old Harold Carrión, whose mother … Read more

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and the Caribbean

JUNE 24-30, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images taken or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Curated by AP Photo Editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. Follow AP’s visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Twitter Images: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com

Valerie Loureda joins WWE and makes history as the first Cuban-American woman

A rising MMA star has followed in the footsteps of some high-profile names by joining WWE in a move that made history. Valerie Loureda has become the latest MMA talent to move and sign with WWE. The move sees Loureda follow in the footsteps of star names Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey. Stream over 50 … Read more

Puerto Rico Police Discover Island’s Largest Cannabis Greenhouse

Puerto Rico police say they raided the island’s largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center. San Juan Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island’s largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center. … Read more

Police: Carbon monoxide killed 3 tourists at Bahamas resort

San Juan Puerto Rico — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed three American tourists found dead at a resort in the Bahamas in May, police announced Tuesday. Authorities did not provide further details, saying the deaths were still under investigation. The victims were identified as Michael Phillips, 68, and Robbie Phillips, 65, of Tennessee; and Vincent Chiarella, … Read more

Cuban troops report fatal clash with speedboat in Florida

HAVANA — Cuban officials say they have intercepted more than a dozen speedboats arriving from the United States this year — including two shooting incidents and at least one death. They say US authorities have handed over a suspect in the murder of a Cuban coast guard officer. The Interior Ministry statement read out on … Read more

Italian nun killed in Haiti is hailed by pope as martyr

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis this Sunday saluted as a martyr an Italian missionary nun murdered in Haiti, where she took care of poor children. The Diocese of Milan says that Sister Luisa Dell’Orto, 64, was murdered “during an armed assault, probably with the aim of robbery”, in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. Official Vatican media … Read more

8 bodies found, could be workers kidnapped from Mexican resort

MEXICO CITY — Eight bodies were found Saturday in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and they appear to be those of eight men apparently kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast. Yucatan state prosecutors said the bodies were likely those of men who were kidnapped in the laid-back seaside town of Xcalak. Xcalak, which is sometimes … Read more