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Bono cheers papal program for "inclusivity," educating girls

May. 19, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono hailed Pope Francis for promoting “inclusivity” on Thursday as he met with the pontiff in Rome alongside students attending an educational program launched by the pope. Francis has promoted the Scholas Occurrentes (Schools of Meeting)...

Pricey tortillas: LatAm's poor struggle to afford staples

May. 13, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — No item is more essential to Mexican dinner tables than the corn tortilla. But the burst of inflation that is engulfing Latin America and the rest of the world means that people like Alicia García, a cleaner at a restaurant in Mexico City, have had to cut back. ...

Retired AP photographer Ut gives pope 'Napalm Girl' photo

May. 11, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Associated Press photographer Nick Ut met Wednesday with Pope Francis and gave him a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack. Ut and Kim Phuc Phan Thi, whose terror the AP...

Argentina hoping to entice remote workers with new visa

May. 10, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Tuesday joined a growing list of countries trying to woo remote workers by implementing a temporary visa targeted at digital nomads, who can work anywhere in the world as long as they have a good internet connection. Interior Minister...

3m ticket requests for World Cup final; 1.4m for England-US

May. 05, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

FIFA has received 3 million ticket requests for the World Cup final in Qatar and high demand to attend some of its biggest group-stage games, even as issues linger about the tiny Persian Gulf nation's ability to accommodate fans. The data revealed to The Associated Press by FIFA...

Feminists rally for Argentine nuns who denounced archbishop

May. 04, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

SALTA, Argentina (AP) — Feminist groups have rallied to the support of 18 cloistered Carmelite nuns who have filed an unusual complaint of gender violence against the local Catholic archbishop. Dozens of activists gathered Tuesday in the esplanade of the Convent of St. Bernard in...

Argentine nuns accuse archbishop, others of gender violence

May. 02, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Several feminist groups are calling for protests Tuesday in support of a community of cloistered nuns who have caused shockwaves by accusing the archbishop of a northern Argentine province and other church officials of gender-based psychological and physical violence. ...

Latin American nations ease restrictions as COVID cases drop

Apr. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians will soon be going to movie theaters without having to wear face masks. Chile opens its borders next week for the first time in two years. Mexico's president has declared the pandemic over. And in Rio de Janeiro, tens of thousands attended Carnival parades just...

Rosalía 'very excited' about imminent world tour

Apr. 19, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalía spent three years working on her acclaimed third studio album, “Motomami.” Now she's ready to take the music on an upcoming world tour, with stops in her native Spain, Mexico, Europe and New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. The Grammy- and...

Women play their first polo world championship in Argentina

Apr. 09, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Italian-Argentinian polo player Camila Rossi remembers the odd looks the boys gave her when she was in youth tournaments with them. American Erica Gandomcar doesn’t forget her failed attempts to convince the leaders of her country’s polo association that they should...