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FILE - In this May 21, 2014 file photo, Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as

Argentine cartoonist Quino, creator of 'Mafalda' comic, dies

Sep. 30, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Joaquín Salvador Lavado, an Argentine cartoonist better known as “Quino″ whose satirical comic strip about a socially conscious girl named Mafalda with a loathing for soup,found fans across Latin America, Europe and beyond, died on Wednesday at the age of...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020 file photo, a supporter, wearing a mask depicting former President Evo Morales, strikes a pose during a campaign rally for Luis Arce Catacora, the Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, or MAS, in La Paz, Bolivia. MAS is the party founded by Morales who was ousted in November 2019, after several weeks of demonstrations that erupted over allegations of fraud in last year's October presidential election that Morales claimed to have won. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

He's not running, but Morales looms large in Bolivia vote

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Even in exile, Evo Morales looms over Bolivia’s election next month. National rifts that contributed to chaos in Bolivia in 2019 threaten to destabilize the Oct. 18 vote and its aftermath nearly one year after Morales, Bolivia's first Indigenous president from the Aymara...

Argentine lawmaker suspended for conduct in virtual session

Sep. 24, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine lawmaker was suspended Thursday for inappropriate conduct with a woman during a virtual session of congress, when he appeared on camera touching his wife as she sat on his lap. During the broadcast of the virtual session of Argentina's Lower House, the images of...

In this image made from UNTV video, Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all

Sep. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is calling for the “uninhibited supply of safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for all.” African nations have been outspoken in...

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain plays the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Roma, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Gonzolo Higuaín signs with Miami after leaving Juventus

Sep. 18, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín signed with Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami on Friday, a day after the 32-year-old forward terminated his contract with Italian champion Juventus. Higuaín signed as a designated player whose salary largest is not counted under the league’s salary cap....

Omaha petting zoo will get its animals back

Sep. 18, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha petting zoo will get nine seized animals back after citations against it were dropped. City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse told the Omaha World-Herald that Scatter Joy Acres meets the definition of a zoo, meaning it meets the exemption in city ordinance that allows the housing of...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Bolivia's ousted, former President Evo Morales gives a press conference regarding the rejection of his plan to run for Senator in Buenos Aires, where he is living, in Argentina. On Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, a Bolivian court blocked Morales from seeking a senate seat in the country’s October elections, arguing that the ex-leader, living in Argentina, doesn’t meet residency requirements. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Court blocks senate bid by ousted Bolivian leader Morales

Sep. 8, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Bolivian court has blocked ousted former Prsident Evo Morales from seeking a senate seat in the country's October elections, arguing that the ex-leader, living in Argentina, doesn't meet residency requirements. Morales sent a tweet saying he would not appeal Monday's decision,...

Argentina says it reaches deal to avoid debt default

Aug. 31, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina said Monday that private creditors have “massively” accepted an offer to restructure $65 billion in debt, allowing it to avoid another default and messy legal battle in international courts. Economy Minister Martín Guzmán said 93.55% of the...

The Latest: Boca Juniors halts trainings after virus cases

Aug. 31, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Boca Juniors says it has COVID-19 cases in its squad, threatening preparations for its first Copa Libertadores match on Sept. 17. The Argentine club did not say how many players were infected, but added they are in good shape. ...

Roberto Mensi, the leader of the Autoconvocados Newells fans group, poses for a photo standing next to a mural depicting a young Lionel Messi, at a soccer field used by the Newell's Old Boys youth teams, Messi's childhood soccer club, in Rosario, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Newell's Old Boys' fans hope to lure him home following his announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona F.C. after nearly two decades with the Spanish club. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

After Barcelona, Messi's Argentine hometown dreams of return

Aug. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A mural of a young Lionel Messi in a Newell’s Old Boys jersey, tiny and barefoot with a soccer ball in front of him, inspires hundreds of young people at the Argentine club's youth school to dream of succeeding like their hometown hero. Messi’s surprise decision...