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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. ...

Rights group: Colombian police cause deaths of 20 protesters

Jun. 09, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — An international monitoring group on Wednesday accused police officers in Colombia of responsibility for the deaths of 20 people and other violent actions against protesters during recent unrest, including sexual abuse, beatings and arbitrary detentions. ...

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Jun. 09, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Color. Dance. Music. Joy. An all Latino cast! The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films. And with upcoming titles...

Human rights ombudsman says 58 killed in Colombia protests

Jun. 07, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fifty-eight people have been killed during anti-government protests that began in Colombia five weeks ago and have also led to roadblocks and clashes with police, the country’s human rights ombudsman said Monday. In a report presented to the...

Colombia eases lockdown measures despite 3rd virus peak

Jun. 03, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia moved Thursday to reactivate its economy by easing several lockdown measures even though it is still fighting a third peak in the pandemic, which has been aggravated by a month of crowded antigovernment street protests. The Health...

Killings of protesters continue in Colombian city of Cali

Jun. 01, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two protesters were killed early Tuesday in the Colombian city of Cali as they guarded one of several roadblocks set up by demonstrators to show their discontent with growing poverty and inequality during the pandemic. The deaths come as...

Brazil to host Copa America after Argentina is stripped

May. 31, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were stripped of hosting rights for the tournament, prompting local health experts to criticize the decision to hold the troubled event in one of the countries hardest hit by the...

Copa America has no host: Argentina dropped due to COVID

May. 30, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Copa America is without a host country only two weeks before kickoff after South American soccer body CONMEBOL ruled out Argentina amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. The announcement Sunday night casts doubt on a tournament which has...

Bernal adds Giro d’Italia title to Tour de France win

May. 30, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Colombian rider Egan Bernal appears to have finally put his back problems behind him as he added the Giro d’Italia title to his Tour de France win on Sunday. Bernal, who won the Tour in 2019, safely maintained his advantage on the final day’s time trial...

Colombian rider Egan Bernal wins Giro d'Italia

May. 30, 2021 11:16 AM EDT
MILAN (AP) — Colombian rider Egan Bernal wins Giro d'Italia.