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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 9:46 AM 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...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Argentina's Pablo Matera is tackled by New Zealand's Jack Goodhue, right, during the Tri-Nations rugby test between Argentina and New Zealand at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Matera has been stripped of the captaincy of the Argentina national rugby team and suspended along with two teammates over historic social media posts which have been deemed “discriminatory and xenophobic.” (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Matera loses captaincy, among 3 players suspended by Pumas

Dec. 1, 2020 7:39 AM EST

Pablo Matera was stripped of the Argentina captaincy and suspended with two teammates on Tuesday for historical social media posts deemed to be “discriminatory and xenophobic.” The Argentina Rugby Union said further disciplinary action may be coming. The sanctions were announced a day after...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Graham: Trump should attend Biden's inauguration

Nov. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks President Donald Trump should attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration because it would be “good for the country.” The South Carolina senator said...

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...

Mourning fans wave from an overpass at the caravan carrying the remains of Diego Maradona to his resting place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

Nov. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died Wednesday...

Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

Nov. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with...

A soccer fan kisses a poster of Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Boca Juniors stadium, known as La Bombomera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina's soccer fans weep for superhero Diego Maradona

Nov. 25, 2020 10:35 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina's stunned soccer fans sought each other out Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player. They gathered outside the humble home where he was born and raised in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood. They...