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Argentina fans revel in their Copa America triumph, a brief respite from their country's crises

Jul. 15, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines taking to the streets to revel in their Copa América triumph late Sunday inhabit a very different place now than they did 19 months ago, when their World Cup win sent millions surging into the same Buenos Aires square in a howl of collective celebration....

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jul. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

July 5-11, 2024 An opposition rally in Venezuela drew big crowds. Argentine President Javier Milei attended a military parade in Buenos Aires, celebrating the country's independence day. Soccer fans in Uruguay and Brazil reacted to their countries' match in the Copa America. ...

French rugby players suspected of assault in Argentina moved to western city for court appearance

Jul. 11, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities on Thursday transferred two French rugby players under police guard from Buenos Aires to the western city of Mendoza, where they are expected to appear in court on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault. The rugby players, Oscar...

Two France rugby players arrested in Argentina for alleged sexual assault

Jul. 09, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two France rugby players have been arrested in Argentina on sexual assault allegations. Oscar Jegou and Hugo Auradou were arrested in Buenos Aires on a request from prosecutors in Mendoza, in the western part of the country, after a formal complaint...

In an Argentine court, Venezuelans testify to alleged crimes against humanity under President Maduro

Jun. 29, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Frustrated by the limits of the laboriously slow International Criminal Court and determined that the security officers who allegedly killed their loved ones not enjoy absolute impunity, Venezuelans have brought their crimes-against-humanity case to a federal court...

Trial starts over the 2022 assassination attempt of Argentina's Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Jun. 26, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three suspects went on trial Wednesday before a federal court in Argentina for the assassination attempt two years ago of then-Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, one of the country's most powerful and divisive political figures in recent decades. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Jun. 14, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

June 7-13, 2024 Cambodians pray for rain and good fortune in the He Neak Ta ritual, people suffering respiratory ailments receive a secret herbal treatment with live fish in India, and soldiers and politicians commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France. People react to the...

Jittery markets rally after Argentina's Milei gets his first legislative 'triumph' on broad reforms

Jun. 13, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Wall Street rallied Thursday as Argentina's President Javier Milei traveled to Italy for the Group of Seven summit, buoyed by his first legislative victory after the Senate passed sweeping proposals to slash state spending and boost his powers. Having...

Paris Olympics: Opening athlete parade on a river, not in a stadium, tops list of innovations

Jun. 04, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Exactly 100 years since the Olympics were last staged in Paris, and 128 years since its modern revival in Athens, the Summer Games can still deliver fresh looks for its 33rd edition. Here is a look at the innovations the Paris Olympics will showcase: ...

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

May. 26, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 60-year-old woman saw her dreams of becoming the oldest Miss Universe contestant in history melt away in a haze of sequins and selfies Saturday at Argentina’s annual beauty pageant. Alejandra Marisa Rodríguez, a hopital legal adviser whose entry...