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Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unabl...

AP PHOTOS: The faces of Peruvians going through a hard year

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Mesa Redonda is the main wholesale market in Peru’s capital and in 2020 it has been one of the main hotspots of the new coronavirus. At least 300,000 people come d...

In hard-hit Peru, worry mounts over both COVID-19 and dengue

PUCALLPA, Peru (AP) — Two of Lidia Choque’s close family members had already gotten sick with the new coronavirus when the mosquitos arrived. The 53-year-old woman lives in a wooden ...

Peru's Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus

PUCALLPA, Peru (AP) — As COVID-19 spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the wisdom of their ancestors. Hospitals were far away, sh...

AP PHOTOS: Grieving find new spaces for urns of Peru's dead

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A young woman caresses the grey marble urn containing her father's ashes. Other urns sit, like people, carefully placed on the seats of a bus delivering them to their loved ones. ...

Hungry neighbors cook together as virus roils Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Clara Arango wakes at 4 a.m. daily and checks on the ingredients for breakfast. Eighteen pounds of oats, 13 pounds of sugar and a pound of cinnamon sticks, all rea...

AP PHOTOS: Peru's dead mourned at barren cemetery for poor

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The cemetery on a remote hill outside Peru’s teeming capital does not have granite tombstones, a green lawn or even paved roads. The dead from co...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of...

In black and white: Venezuelan fisherman among oil ruins

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — The landscape of Venezuela's once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo. Their struggl...

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren't safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado ...

2019 APME awards honor AP journalists for powerful stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Accounts of perseverance in the wake of disaster, deep investigative looks into cyber threats against American democracy, and images that highlighted the human side of controversial po...

AP PHOTOS: Lobster divers risk injury, death in Honduras

PUERTO LEMPIRA, Honduras (AP) — Saul Ronaldo Atiliano was diving for lobster in the clear waters off Honduras' Caribbean coast when he felt a pressure, a pain in his body. And he knew he'd gotten the ...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A tiny white...

AP PHOTOS: Lobster divers risk injury, death in Honduras

PUERTO LEMPIRA, Honduras (AP) — Saul Ronaldo Atiliano was diving for lobster in the clear waters off Honduras' Caribbean coast when he felt a pressure, a pain in his body. And he knew he'd gotten the ...

AP PHOTOS: AP photojournalist portrays volcano's devastation

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capita...