• Diego Maradona Nov 27

    Thousands Mourn Soccer Legend Maradona in Buenos Aires

    Soccer superstar Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people

  • Argentina Nov 25

    Argentine Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Dies at 60

    Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

  • coronavirus Mar 8

    Argentina Announces First Coronavirus Death in Latin America

    Health authorities in Argentina say a 64-year-old man has died as a result of the new coronavirus, the first such death reported in Latin America

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump to Tariff Steel and Aluminum From Argentina and Brazil

    President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate. Trump also called on America’s central bank to take action to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies. Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump...

  • Congress Nov 26, 2019

    Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

    President Donald Trump flew to Texas Thursday to tour the southern border and make the case for his proposed border wall. This comes as the federal government entered its 20th day of a partial shutdown. President Trump has refused to sign any bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.

  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    Pope Denounces ‘Evil' of Nukes as He Fulfills Japan Dream

    Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody Christian past. The pope’s plane landed in the rain in Tokyo, where he received a small welcome at the airport before heading to the Vatican residence...

  • Congress Nov 23, 2019

    Evo Morales' Backers Leaving Barricades After Bolivia Deal

    Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold a new election and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives. The Andean nation has been in upheaval since Morales proclaimed himself the outright winner of its Oct....

  • actress Nov 21, 2019

    Andrew's Journey Took Him From ‘Party Prince' to Pariah

    Known for dating models and actresses, Prince Andrew earned a nickname as the “party prince.” But as charities and businesses sought distance from the scandal-tainted royal, some tabloids recently dubbed him the “pariah prince.” Queen Elizabeth II’s second son announced Wednesday that he would step back from public duties because of his ties to American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, saying...

  • United States Nov 10, 2019

    Orangutan Granted Human Status Settles Into New Florida Home

    A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.

  • Congress Oct 28, 2019

    Argentina Economic Crisis Boosts Center-Left in Election

    Argentina faced a potentially sharp political shift on Sunday with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to win a presidential election dominated by frustration over an economic crisis that has eroded support for conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. Macri was elected president in 2015 as Argentines rejected a successor chosen by former President Cristina Fernández, who governed the South American country...

  • European Union Oct 25, 2019

    Morales Declares Victory in Bolivia Without Final Vote Count

    President Evo Morales on Thursday declared himself victor of the weekend election without a final vote tally, stirring more anger among foes who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. Electoral authorities, meanwhile, announced...

  • director Oct 24, 2019

    What's Behind Fiery Latin American Protests?

    Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across Latin America and the...

  • driver Oct 18, 2019

    Commuters Rush to Save Woman Who Fell on Argentina Subway Tracks

    A subway rider in Argentina is lucky to be alive after she was knocked unconscious on the tracks and an oncoming train stopped just in time to avoid hitting her in a wild scene captured on video. The harrowing scenario in Buenos Aires was set in motion when another passenger who was leaning against the wall abruptly passed out and...

  • Massachusetts Oct 7, 2019

    Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

    Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called ideological “ashes of fear.” Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off...

  • Congress Sep 29, 2019

    Explained: Abortion Rights in Mexico and Latin America

    Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Efforts to legalize abortion have emerged in the region as some societies become more liberal and the Roman Catholic Church loses sway amid clerical sex abuse cases. Mexico City, along with Cuba and Uruguay, are the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2019

    Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

    Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions in the Amazon to assist in putting out...

  • director Aug 23, 2019

    The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

    Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.”

  • NBC News Aug 14, 2019

    CBS, Viacom Reach Deal to Form $30B Media Company

    After three years of negotiations, CBS and Viacom are coming together to form a new $30 billion company, controlled by Shari Redstone and cementing her status as possibly the most influential woman in media, NBC News reported. The merger comes at a time when upheaval in the traditional pay-TV market and the rise of digital streaming services have changed the...

  • Canada Jul 31, 2019

    FIFA Expands Women's World Cup From 24 Teams to 32 for 2023

    FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4:...

  • President Jul 23, 2019

    Venezuela Power Coming Back Following Massive Blackout

    The lights were returning to life across Venezuela on Tuesday following a massive blackout that crippled communications, froze the Caracas metro and snarled rush hour traffic, officials said. Energy Minister Freddy Brito said power had been restored in the capital of Caracas and at least five of the South American nation’s 23 states. Partial power had returned to another four...

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