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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020 file photo, abortion-rights activists watch live video streaming of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion after its Senate on Dec. 30 passed a law guaranteeing the procedure up to the 14th week of pregnancy. The abortion law goes into force Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

Jan. 24, 2021 12:01 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law goes into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Argentina became the...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020 file photo, a healthcare worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the N-1 military base in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in Campeche, one of the country's 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico looks to reopen schools in just one of its states

Jan. 22, 2021 7:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country's 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday. Mexico would become the first...

A man carries a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they stroll along a street near the popular frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year on next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital, both of which have been cordoned off along with some surrounding...

Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in Chile

Jan. 19, 2021 9:25 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people, authorities said Tuesday. Two children and an adult were hospitalized in San Juan province in Argentina after the quake hit just before midnight...

Strong quake shakes Argentina, Chile; no reports of injuries

Jan. 18, 2021 11:56 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile just before midnight Monday, shaking people in parts of both countries. There were no reports of injuries or serious damage, though some power outages were reported in the quake area. The U.S....

USGS says magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwestern Argentina near border with Chile

Jan. 18, 2021 10:36 PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — USGS says magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwestern Argentina near border with Chile.
FILE - In this April 14, 2009 file photo, Argentina's golfer Angel Cabrera arrives to his hometown Villa Allende in Argentina. Two federal police officers in Brazil said that Cabrera has been arrested on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Golfer Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to homeland

Jan. 14, 2021 10:52 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police arrested Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year, two officers said. Cabrera, who won both Masters and U.S. Open championships, was on Interpol's...

Californian gets 10 years for $147M global investment scam

Jan. 11, 2021 7:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who bilked investors worldwide out of $147 million in a pyramid scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison. Steve Chen, 63, of the Los Angeles-area suburb of Bradbury, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter, who said Chen's...

Sara stands at the Guarulhos airport near Sao Paulo, Brazil, a nation where abortion is illegal, waiting for her connecting flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is traveling to undergo the procedure, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Brazilian women without means have started seeking abortions elsewhere in Latin America to dodge risks and legal obstacles in the region's most populous country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazilian women head to Argentina to avoid abortion ban

Jan. 7, 2021 9:39 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her 21st birthday fast approaching, Sara left the home she shares with her mother for her first trip on a plane. She didn’t tell her family the real reason she’d taken out a loan for 5,000 Brazilian reais ($1,000). Two days later and several hundred miles away, a...

Abortion-rights activists watch live video streaming of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Congress approved a bill that legalize abortion in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Dec. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and could pave the way for similar actions across the socially...