The Associated Press - Latin Amer & Carrib Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
Colombia extradites major drug suspect to US
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) A suspected drug chief known as the "Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.
Feb 25 12:30AM AP

Mexico arrests 4 police officers in case of missing Italians
MEXICO CITY (AP) Four municipal police officers were arrested Saturday in the disappearance of three Italians last heard from more than three weeks ago in western Mexico, and authorities said the agents apparently handed the men over to a criminal gang.
Feb 24 11:35PM AP

Verdasco, Schwartzman advance to Rio Open final
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Argentina's Diego Schwartzman advanced Saturday to the Rio Open final.
Feb 24 11:31PM AP

Mexico arrests 4 police officers in case of missing Italians
MEXICO CITY (AP) Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested four municipal police officers in connection with the disappearance of three Italians who were last heard from more than three weeks ago.
Feb 24 10:38PM AP

At Flag Day ceremony, Mexico's 'tri-color' flies upside down
MEXICO CITY (AP) A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry, with troops flying the country's red, white and green "tri-color" upside down.
Feb 24 9:52PM AP

Brazilian arms dealer arrested in the United States
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazilian police say the man considered to be the country's largest arms dealer has been arrested in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Feb 24 7:14PM AP

Guatemala City Archbishop Vian, critic of graft, dies at 70
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) Oscar Julio Vian, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Guatemala City and an outspoken critic of corruption in the Central American nation, died Saturday after battling cancer for months. He was 70.
Feb 24 7:11PM AP

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage
PANAMA CITY (AP) One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding.
Feb 24 6:13PM AP

Yankees prospect Estrada, shot in thigh, increasing workout
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada is increasing his workout program after being shot in the right thigh area during a robbery attempt last month but may not be ready for the start of the season.
Feb 24 5:40PM AP

US remains unbeaten in Basketball World Cup qualifying
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) Rodney Purvis scored 14 points, Xavier Silas had 13 and sparked the Americans' strong start, and the U.S.
Feb 24 6:50AM AP

US remains unbeaten in Basketball World Cup qualifying
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) Rodney Purvis scored 14 points, Xavier Silas had 13 and sparked the Americans' strong start, and the U.S.
Feb 24 6:18AM AP

Bishop at heart of abuse cover-up claims testifies in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) The Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse by a pedophile priest has testified before a Vatican mission looking into the allegations, a priest involved in the interviews said Friday.
Feb 24 4:15AM AP

Copa Libertadores final to be played in single match in 2019
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) South America's most prestigious club tournament will follow the European model in 2019 and have a single final match at a host city still to be chosen.
Feb 24 1:00AM AP

Boone gets a new view and a win in spring training debut
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Aaron Boone walked to home plate for his first game as a manager at any level and was greeted by Detroit's Ron Gardenhire, a 60-year-old baseball lifer back in charge of a big league team for the first time in four years.
Feb 24 12:42AM AP

2 minor leaguers suspended 50 games for drug violations
NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore third baseman Jaime Estrada and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Vinson have been suspended without pay for the first 50 games of the season under baseball's minor league drug program.
Feb 24 12:16AM AP

Lawsuit: Detained immigrant beaten for role in hunger strike
SEATTLE (AP) A guard at a privately run immigration jail beat a detainee because the man joined a hunger strike protesting conditions at the facility, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a federal lawsuit Friday.
Feb 24 12:15AM AP

Boone a winner in Yanks' spring training opener
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Aaron Boone was a winner in his first game as a baseball manager at any level.
Feb 23 10:15PM AP

Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer
MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border.
Feb 23 4:55PM AP

Wildfire extinguished at US navy base with help from Cubans
MIAMI (AP) A U.S. military spokeswoman says a wildfire at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base has been put out with help from Cuban fire brigades.
Feb 23 4:27PM AP

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength
MOSCOW (AP) A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation.
Feb 23 2:51PM AP