LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Juan Gabriel Torres twice drank a beer in front of police officers while in possession of a knife in 2016. The first time, he was arrested. The next time, he was shot dead.
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 last week.
Colombians hurried to finish up their preparations to welcome next week's visit by Pope Francis.
The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20 and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16.
The Latin Recording Academy made the announcements Tuesday. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The organization also says that on Nov. 15 it will honor its annual Person of the Year, lifetime achievement recipients and trustees award winners.
MIAMI (AP) — Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel's son is seeking $100 million from Spanish-language broadcasters Univision and Telemundo in a defamation lawsuit filed in a state court in Miami.
The singer's son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Simona Aguilera, say the networks falsely reported claims that Ivan was responsible for his father's death and that the couple was robbing him of his estate.
A list of winners in the top categories at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
— Top artist: Drake.
— Top Hot 100 song: The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, "Closer."
— Top Billboard 200 album: Drake, "Views."
— Top female artist: Beyonce.
— Top male artist: Drake.
— Top new artist: Zayn.
— Top duo/group: twenty one pilots.
— Top collaboration: The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, "Closer."
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel had never received a Latin Grammy Award during his lifetime, but on Thursday, he became a posthumous double winner.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel won the first Latin Grammy Award of his long career Thursday, but presenter Andres Ceballos of the group Dvicio apparently didn't realize it was a posthumous prize.
"He's not here," Ceballos said. "The academy will make sure he receives this award."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Colombian men have been extradited to Los Angeles to face charges that they tried to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Dicson Penagos-Casanova, 36, and Juan Gabriel Rios Sierra, 34, allegedly handled at least $70 million worth of cocaine that was seized by authorities after planes carrying the drugs crashed, the U.S. attorney's office said.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a five-way tie for most nominations at the upcoming Latin Grammy Awards.
Julio Reyes Copello, Djavan, Fonseca, Ricardo Lopez Lalinde and Jesse & Joy scored four nominations each, the Latin Recording Academy announced Wednesday. The Latin Grammys will air live Nov. 17 from Las Vegas.
This week Latin America welcomed the first U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in decades and said goodbye to musical icon Juan Gabriel.
Antonio Bauza, a street vendor, said he was ready for tourists in the tiny Cuban town of Remedios, speaking a few days after a commercial airliner flew in from the United States for the first time in more than 50 years.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fans of Juan Gabriel lined the streets of Mexico City to pay their last respects to the singer as a motorcade carried his ashes to a farewell ceremony Monday at the capital's Palace of Fine Arts.
The ashes arrived from Ciudad Juarez, the border city where Juan Gabriel grew up and where a memorial ceremony was held over the weekend. The singer died Aug. 28 in Santa Monica at age 66 after a 45-year career that marked an era in Mexican popular music.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Juan Gabriel was more than just a singer and songwriter for the hundreds of fans who thronged Mexico City's Plaza Garibaldi to wish him farewell Monday.
He was a legend, an artist who marked an era in people's lives. Every major Mexican newspaper had news of his Sunday death on their front pages, along with large photos of his flamboyant costumes.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Juan Gabriel, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said.
Juan Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist. His ballads about love and heartbreak and bouncy mariachi tunes became hymns throughout Latin America and Spain and with Spanish speakers in the United States.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces police chief is defending officers who fatally shot a robbery suspect, saying the suspect forced them to use deadly force.
"When he lunged at the officers, they were forced to use deadly force," said Police Chief Jaime Montoya. "We do feel that once you see the knife, and you see what our officers were faced within feet, then they had the right to use that deadly force."
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police have released the name of a robbery suspect who was fatally shot by officers in Las Cruces.
They say 36-year-old Juan Gabriel Torres of Las Cruces was armed with a knife when he was shot Sunday afternoon on a bridge over Interstate 25.
He later died from his injuries at a hospital.
Police say officers had responded to a home about a stolen pickup truck.
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