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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...

Fernanda Mariotti cradles a picture of her mother Martha Pedrotti, who passed away a victim of COVID-19, at her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mariotti believes that her mother eventually died in part from a heart condition and also from the sorrow and fear of being separated from her family, isolated in the COVID unit. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Increasingly, LatAm hospitals allow visits to COVID patients

Aug. 27, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — When Augusto Briceño hugged his mother in her bed in the COVID-19 intensive-care ward, he said he sensed the warmth of her body through his protective gloves, and felt full of peace. “I closed my eyes and tried to forget the gloves were there,'' the 59-year-old pediatrican...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020 file photo, Dr. Adriana Coronel attends a COVID-19 patient at the Eurnekian Ezeiza Hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. People are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in Buenos Aires and the surrounding area. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Nerves fray in Argentina, where some flout pandemic lockdown

Aug. 12, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina's capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate. Tired of months of quarantine, an...