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Chile says a Venezuelan fugitive has been arrested in the killing of an anti-Maduro dissident

Jul. 12, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile announced Friday that one of the suspects wanted in the kidnapping and killing of a dissident Venezuelan soldier on Chilean soil early this year has been arrested in Costa Rica. The slaying in February caused shock in Chile, where Ronald Ojeda, a...

Chileans confront a homelessness crisis, a first for one of South America's richest countries

Jul. 11, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The presidential residence of Gabriel Boric, the leftist millennial leader of Chile elected three years ago in the wake of public unrest over income inequality, shares a street in downtown Santiago with an overwhelmed homeless shelter. The sight of cardboard...

Lionel Messi will start vs. Canada in Copa America semifinal, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says

Jul. 08, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi won't be stopped by a leg injury and will play in Argentina's Copa America semifinal against Canada on Tuesday night. Messi has been dealing with a right leg problem since the group stage win over Chile on June 25. He missed the first-round finale four...

Newborn white rhino Silverio takes his first giant steps in a Chilean zoo in a boost to his species

Jul. 02, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hannah, a 13-year-old white rhinoceros, has delivered a newborn calf in a rare zoo birth for the almost endangered species. The arrival of the male calf, named Silverio, two weeks ago marked the third time that a white rhino had ever been born in South...

Men's golf will have a good attendance record at the Paris Olympics

Jul. 02, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

The Olympics have come a long way in the 12 years since golf first returned to the program, mostly measured by attendance. Hardly anyone is staying home this year. Bernd Wiesberger was one of two eligible players who pulled out, and even that was curious. ...

Stolen at birth, an adoptee sues Chile over thousands of similar dictatorship-era crimes

Jul. 01, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean-American raised in the United States filed a criminal complaint against the Chilean government on Monday, alleging that it engaged in a systematic plan to steal thousands of babies from perceived enemies of the state in the 1970s and 1980s. The case...

Colombia captures one of the founders of the Tren de Aragua gang, wanted in Venezuela and Chile

Jul. 01, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police arrested one of the founders of Tren de Aragua, a transnational gang that was founded in a Venezuelan prison and is now involved in multiple criminal enterprises throughout Latin America, authorities said Monday. Larry Álvarez was arrested...

Lautaro Martínez scores twice and Argentina playing without Messi beats Peru 2-0 to end group play

Jun. 29, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lautaro Martínez scored twice and Argentina, playing without the injured Lionel Messi, wrapped up Copa America group play with a 2-0 win over Peru on Saturday night. A nicely placed through ball from Ángel Di María led to Martínez's first goal in the...

Canada advances to Copa America quarterfinals in first appearance after scoreless draw with Chile

Jun. 29, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maxime Crépeau finished with three saves to lead Canada to a scoreless draw with Chile at Inter&Co Stadium on Saturday night, sending the Canadians to the quarterfinal round of Copa America in their first appearance. Chile was forced to play a man down...

Lionel Messi to rest for Argentina's final Copa America group match against Peru with leg injury

Jun. 28, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi will skip Argentina's last Copa America group match against Peru on Saturday because of a right leg injury. Messi hurt his leg in Argentina's 1-0 victory over Chile on Tuesday that clinched a quarterfinal berth for the defending champions....