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FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, Jimena Aballe directs her neighbors as they disinfect their own streets in the Villa 31 neighborhood to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

Oct. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to...

FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, Jimena Aballe directs her neighbors as they disinfect their own streets in the Villa 31 neighborhood to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America

Oct. 19, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to...

Argentina health officials say nation has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, only the 5th country to do so

Oct. 19, 2020 7:50 PM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina health officials say nation has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, only the 5th country to do so.
A woman sits next to a statue of a sea lion on the waterfront during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. A recent decree from President Alberto Fernández extended quarantine measures in Argentina yet again and Mar del Plata was one of the places ordered to remain in social, preventive and mandatory isolation at least until Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Virus hits beach resort, as pandemic surges in Argentina

Oct. 16, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of Argentine flags dotted the sand of a beach at the Mar del Plata resort, a poignant memorial to the victims of the novel coronavirus in one of this South American country’s new virus hotspots. When the flags were planted last week, they were a tribute to...

Trump to appoint new member to Puerto Rico oversight board

Oct. 7, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to appoint a man who once advised creditors in financial disputes involving Puerto Rico and Argentina to a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances. Justin Peterson is expected to fill...

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem in five sets at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

'Both gave everything': Schwartzman tops Thiem; Nadal next

Oct. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diego Schwartzman played through the wind and rain, and into the dark of night, against Dominic Thiem at the French Open, contesting a total of 376 points spread out across five sets and 5 hours, 8 minutes, knowing all the while he'd never won a match of this magnitude. And so, as he kept...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, wooden arrows show the distances to various cities on King George Island, Antarctica. Amid an increase in COVID-19 infections in 2020, which has already left more than 20,000 dead in Argentina, scientists and military personnel living at the country's bases in Antarctica feel safe and fortunate on the only continent with no reported cases. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Cold but safe: Argentines in Antarctica rarely don masks

Oct. 3, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surge in their homeland, there are at least some Argentines who feel secure: the scientists and military personnel at South American country’s bases in Antarctica, the only continent without reported cases. More than 765,000 people in Argentina are...

Leeds United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks out during the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road Stadium, in Leeds, England, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

Guardiola takes on his guru, Bielsa, for 1st time in England

Oct. 2, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

It was 2006 and Pep Guardiola was winding down his playing career with a short spell at Mexican club Dorados, where he had moved chiefly to understand better the art of soccer management under its Spanish coach, Juanma Lillo. Before he took the plunge into coaching, Guardiola also was urged to travel to Argentina...

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 4:30 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 Wednesday. He was 88. ...

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...