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Sara stands at the Guarulhos airport near Sao Paulo, Brazil, a nation where abortion is illegal, waiting for her connecting flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is traveling to undergo the procedure, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Brazilian women without means have started seeking abortions elsewhere in Latin America to dodge risks and legal obstacles in the region's most populous country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian women head to Argentina to avoid abortion ban

Jan. 7, 2021 9:39 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her 21st birthday fast approaching, Sara left the home she shares with her mother for her first trip on a plane. She didn’t tell her family the real reason she’d taken out a loan for 5,000 Brazilian reais ($1,000). Two days later and several hundred miles away, a...

Abortion-rights activists watch live video streaming of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Congress approved a bill that legalize abortion in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Dec. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and could pave the way for similar actions across the socially...

Abortion-rights activists rally outside Congress as lawmakers debate a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Argentine Senate weighs fate of abortion in pope's homeland

Dec. 29, 2020 10:24 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The decades-long fight by Argentine women’s groups for legal abortion was being decided by the Senate in a debate that spilled into the early hours of Wednesday before a vote that could change the outlook for the procedure across a continent where it is still largely...

Transgender women celebrate Pride Day at the Hotel Gondolin where they live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. In September, President Alberto Fernández signed a decree establishing a 1% employment quota for transgender people in the public sector.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

Dec. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to see a young transgender person on its workforce. The 23-year-old joined the human resources department of Banco Nación,...

Abortion-rights activists celebrate as Argentine lower house approves a bill that would legalize abortion outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The bill now moves to the Senate. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion

Dec. 11, 2020 8:23 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize elective abortions to the 14th week of pregnancy, a proposal from President Alberto Fernández in response to long-sought demands from women's rights activists in the homeland of Pope...

Statues of Argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares, right, and Jorge Luis Borges, sit at a table at La Biela restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. At least four of the city’s more than 70 officially recognized “cafe notables” have closed since a quarantine to curb the spread of the new coronavirus was announced on March 20 and others are hanging by a thread after months of revenues near zero. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Buenos Aires' cafe culture fighing to survive amid pandemic

Dec. 3, 2020 2:32 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Just nine months ago, a line would form each day outside Buenos Aires’ bustling Cafe Tortoni, people trying to get in to drink a cortado coffee in the Argentine Belle Epoque halls once frequented by writers and artists such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel and Federico...

El neurocirujano Leopoldo Luque, exmédico personal de Diego Maradona, llega a la fiscalía en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el lunes 30 de noviembre de 2020. La casa y oficinas de Luque fueron allanadas el domingo en medio de investigaciones para establecer las circunstancias de la muerte de la ex estrella del fútbol. (AP Foto/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina cops search office of 2nd doctor in Maradona case

Dec. 1, 2020 3:45 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The investigation into Diego Maradona’s death continued Tuesday with police raids on the office and home of the psychiatrist who cared for the soccer star and is being investigated for possible medical negligence. By order of the attorney general’s office of San...

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. At the end of the mass a delegation of youths from Panama will hand over the World Youth Day cross to youths from Portugal, where the next World Youth Day will be held in 2023. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool via AP)

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

Dec. 1, 2020 1:35 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown. In “Let Us...

Today in History

Nov. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2020. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 2000, Al Gore’s lawyers battled for his political survival in the Florida and U.S. Supreme Courts; meanwhile, GOP lawmakers in Tallahassee moved to award...

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona's former personal doctor, talks with journalists at his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Dr. Luque's house and offices were raided Sunday in the midst of investigations to establish the circumstances of the death of Maradona. (Fabian Marelli/La Nacion via AP)

Investigators search doctor's office, probing Maradona death

Nov. 29, 2020 1:32 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona's doctors on Sunday, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star that caused a wave of grief across the country. Neurologist Leopoldo Luque told...