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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaintsThe Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Venezuelan Presidential candidate Henri Falcon, center, greets supporters upon his arrival to a rally in Barquisimeto, Venezuela Thursday, May 17, 2018. Venezuelans will vote for a new president in the upcoming presidential elections on May 20. (AP Photo/Julio Colmenarez
Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisisVenezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptlyA Chilean bishop apologized for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children
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Civil rights icon, Trump critic highlighting BU commencementA civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump are addressing graduates at Boston University's commencement
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Firefighters carry a body bag that contains human remains recovered at the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. (AP Photo/Enrique de la Osa)
Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaintsThe Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingersA former rebel ideologue is suspending a 41-day hunger strike after Colombia's special peace tribunal cast doubt on his extradition to the U.S. on drug charges
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Grieving relatives of passengers who perished in Cuba's worst aviation disaster arrive to the morgue, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Investigators are trying to determine why an aging Boeing 737 carrying more than 100 people went down and erupted in flames shortly after takeoff in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder foundCuba's transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's plane crash near Havana
The Associated Press14 hours ago
CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Presidential candidate Javier Bertucci is sprayed with water by the relatives of prisoners outside the Political Police headquarters and jail in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Bertucci arrived to speak with the families of inmates as he campaigns ahead of the May 20 presidential election, but was rejected as he spoke with the press and quickly left the area. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foesA look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation ministerCuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister
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Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crashCouncil of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A look at major plane crashes in Cuba in recent yearsA look at major plane crashes in Cuba in recent years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Firefighters carry a body bag that contains human remains recovered at the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to surviveA 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say
The Associated Press1 day ago
Relatives of passengers a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board wait for news near airport terminal in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgeryCuban state media say Communist Party leader Raul Castro is recovering from a hernia operation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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