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Committed Brazil a favorite to defend Copa America title

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s international players were reluctant to play in the Copa America on home soil. Now that they’re committed, they're favored to win it. Argentina still looms as a threat to Brazil's title defense, but now as a visiting team. ...

Mexican traffickers steal bus trying to smuggle migrants

Jun. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a sign of how bold migrant traffickers in Mexico have become, smugglers stole a purple passenger bus near Mexico City, loaded it with 57 people from Haiti, Brazil, Chile and Honduras and sent it up a highway toward the northern city of Monterrey. ...

Haitians in Mexico see bleak choices as they seek protection

Jun. 06, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Adrián is trying to settle in to his third new city since 2016, when his wife was raped and mother was killed in Haiti. He will go anywhere but home. “Why do they send us back to Haiti?” he said outside a cheap Mexican hotel blocks from...

From Gaza to Chile, Biennale asks how we will live together

May. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — In the time it has taken to prepare for the Venice Biennale, violence in the Middle East has overtaken a Palestinian family farm in Gaza featured in one of the exhibits. It gives real-time urgency to the question posed by the Biennale curator: “How will we live...

Chileans favored independents to draft a new constitution

May. 17, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans favored left-leaning independent candidates in electing an assembly that will draft a new constitution, replacing the one imposed in the 1980s during the military dictatorship. In a major blow to the traditional political forces in Chile,...

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution

May. 15, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The face of a new Chile began taking shape this weekend as the South American country was electing 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that has governed it since being imposed during a military dictatorship. Nearly 80% of voters in a...

'The Mole Agent' infiltrates a nursing home, and Hollywood

Apr. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Mole Agent” infiltrated a nursing home in Chile, and countless of hearts around the world including inside the film academy. The moving documentary about an octogenarian hired as a rookie spy to investigate whether a client’s mother is...

Chile legislature OKs euthanasia bill, which heads to Senate

Apr. 20, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday approved a bill to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide for those over 18. It now goes to the Senate for debate. Under the legislation, which was submitted to congress by the center-left opposition in...

Woman thought friend was lost in Holocaust. Now, they Zoom.

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The 9-year-old girls met in the schoolyard near their Berlin homes to say goodbye. Ilse Betty Grebenschikoff and Anne Maria Wahrenberg were best friends who leaned on one another during the early days of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish campaign. In...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...