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Angelina Stoker, a homeless woman, rests on the bench where she sleeps at an empty park outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Argentine government ordered a forced lock down to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina delays payment on dollar-denominated debt

Apr. 6, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina announced Monday it is postponing payment on dollar-denominated bonds until next year in order to prioritize spending the coronavirus pandemic crisis. The decree covers interest and amortization of capital on public debt issued under Argentine law in U.S. dollars....

Beds sit inside a classroom of a primary school inside the Sambadrome, repurposed as a shelter to house the homeless amid the spread of the new coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazil's Carnival beat fades, making way for virus shelter

Mar. 30, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A month ago, a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces raged inside Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. Today, its floodlights are off and there's no hint of celebration as its grounds serve a humanitarian purpose: protecting the homeless from the new...

Mike Rustici, left, and Linda Scruggs exit customs after arriving on a flight from Lima, Peru, Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Miami International Airport in Miami. The pair's plight illustrates the desperation people stuck abroad experienced as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Peru confirmed its first case of the virus on March 6. By the time Scruggs and Rustici arrived a week later, it was spreading. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

US tourists stranded abroad desperate to secure return

Mar. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

After being confined to a hotel room in Peru and watching “heavily armed guards” patrolling the streets, Linda Scruggs was awash with emotions Saturday when she glimpsed out the airplane window at the Florida Everglades below. Scruggs and her traveling companion, Mike Rustici, were among dozens of...

In this March 17, 2020 photo, Oscar Brun, left, shares his

Virus fears curb old mate custom in parts of South America

Mar. 20, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sharing the mate beverage is an old tradition in parts of South America. The new coronavirus is changing that. In Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, people customarily consume the beverage - made by steeping leaves of the mate plant in hot water - in groups, sharing a metal...

Correction: LT--Argentina-Transgender Newscaster story

Mar. 19, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story March 17 about Argentina's first transgender newscaster, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the newscaster, Diana Zurco, said that she asserted her identity while a teenager by saying “I'm a trans boy.” In fact, she said: “I'm...

The Latest: Baylor coach Drew focused on players, not missed Ntourney

Mar. 18, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Baylor coach Scott Drew says his focus since the NCAA Tournament was canceled has been on taking care of his players, not about what might have been for the Bears on the court. “Making sure they're...

In this March 5, 2020 photo, Diana Zurco smiles during a rehearsal for her debut as the country’s first transgender newscaster, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her job as a co-anchor of Public Television's prime time evening news program is a milestone for an excluded community that is often the target of violence and has a life expectancy roughly half that of the rest of the population. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

Mar. 17, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she grew her hair long and adopted the name Diana after the alien character on the show “V” about...

FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to toward a Japanese flag before delivering his speech at the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing hard for Tokyo's selection at an IOC meeting in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a “safe pair of hands.

Abe could be big loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

Mar. 17, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing hard for Tokyo's selection at an IOC meeting in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was...

People wait at a bus stop, in Rome, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — In a story March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were confirmed cases in Guadeloupe, one of France's overseas territories. A French official says there are currently no proven cases of the virus in the Guadeloupe...

An actress walks near a line of red shoes representing murdered women, as part of a performance during the International Women's Day strike

Mexico: Thousands stay in to protest violence against women

Mar. 9, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Untold thousands of women across Mexico stayed home from work and school Monday as part of a strike billed as “A Day Without Women,” a day after an unprecedented number of them filled the streets to protest rampant and rising gender violence on International Women's Day....