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Argentina's economic change underlines president's weakening

Jul. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Argentina’s economy minister has engulfed the country in an all-too familiar anxiety that flows from its periodic financial crises in recent decades. The departure of moderate Martín Guzmán on Saturday also gave another...

Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...

Chile president receives draft of new proposed constitution

Jul. 04, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SANTIAGO (AP) — President Gabriel Boric on Monday was presented with the formal draft of a proposed constitution meant to replace the charter imposed by a military dictatorship 41 years ago and usher in fundamental changes for Chile. Chileans are to vote in a September plebiscite...

Argentina peso drops as left-leaning economy minister named

Jul. 04, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s peso fell and stock prices dipped Monday after left-leaning Silvina Batakis was named economy minister following the surprise resignation of her more moderate predecessor over the weekend as the country struggles with economic woes. ...

Wimbledon updates | Gauff, Sock into mixed doubles semis

Jul. 04, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. American duo Coco Gauff and Jack Sock are into the semifinals of the mixed doubles tournament. The pair defeated the French team of Edouard...

Bolsonaro's reelection hopes dim unless he wins over women

Jul. 04, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — If Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is to have any hope of securing a second term, he needs more female support – and fast. Yet a man famed for macho bravado hasn’t shown any concerted strategy to do so. With the election just three months off, some...

Argentina has new economy minister after abrupt resignation

Jul. 03, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina got a new economy minister late Sunday, a day after the abrupt resignation of her predecessor shook the governing coalition at a time it was already facinga crisis of unity. Gabriela Cerruti, the presidency’s spokesperson, wrote on Twitter late...

How a favela in Rio got its clean water back, for $42,300

Jul. 03, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Butterflies and waxbills flit through the Enchanted Valley just outside Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest National Park. There are fruit trees, a nearby waterfall and a commanding view out over the Atlantic Ocean. But for decades something was spoiling the idyll: the stench...

Cubas scores in 89th, Whitecaps beat Los Angeles FC 1-0

Jul. 03, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Paraguayan international Andres Cubas scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Saturday night. Cubas intercepted a clearing attempt, taking the ball off his chest at the top...

Argentine economy minister resigns amid peso, diesel woes

Jul. 02, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister resigned unexpectedly Saturday, dealing a fresh blow to the government of President Alberto Ferández as the country struggles with economic problems. Martín Guzmán stepped down after a week in which Argentina’s...