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Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

Former Brazil player Richarlyson says he is bisexual

Jun. 24, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife. He is the first player from a Brazilian top-flight team to say he's bisexual. ...

Ecuador president: Indigenous leader is trying to stage coup

Jun. 24, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president charged Friday that the Indigenous leader heading a nationwide strike is seeking to stage a coup and warned he will use all legal tools to contain the violence unleashed by the demonstrations. In televised remarks, President Guillermo Lasso...

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into...

Ex-Argentine officer faces trial in Miami in massacre case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking...

Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border

Jun. 24, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — An estimated 2,000 migrants walked out of this southern Mexico city Friday, saying they are not interested in visas and permits the government has issued in efforts to dissolve other caravans and calling instead for buses to the U.S. border. The latest...

Indigenous and family mourn expert killed in the Amazon

Jun. 24, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Members of Brazilian Indigenous groups, friends and family members gathered Friday to mourn Bruno Pereira, an expert on Indigenous peoples who was killed with a British journalist during a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. His was cremated following the ceremony. ...

Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba, the country's prosecutor's office said Friday. Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country's institutions and Luis Manuel Otero...

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Jun. 24, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Leaders of Commonwealth nations met in Rwanda's capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit for Commonwealth heads of state in Kigali is the culmination of a series of meetings...