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A museum in Bolivia pays homage to President Evo Morales

Sep. 19, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ORINOCA, Bolivia (AP) — From the air, it stands like a concrete fortress amid the humble adobe and brick homes in the remote town of Orinoca high up in the desert of the Bolivian altiplano. It's one of the biggest museums in this Andean country and it was built by President Evo Morales in his birthplace to...

Teenager Bhatia wants to be part of youth movement in golf

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older. It was Joaquin Niemann, the 20-year-old from Chile, who won the PGA Tour's season...

5 accused of obstructing murder case of Brazilian politician

Sep. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's departing attorney general requested on Tuesday that five people be charged with obstruction of justice during the investigation into the 2018 killing of a leftist city councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro. Acting a day before handing over the reins to her successor, Attorney...

Archaeologists in Bolivia find 400 year old Tiwanaku vessels

Sep. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

TIWANAKU, Bolivia (AP) — Pre-Hispanic vessels over 400 years old have been found in the center of Bolivia's Tiwanaku ruins, archaeologists said Wednesday. The finding was made at the Kalasasaya temple during a research, conservation and restoration project undertaken with the support of UNESCO on the...

Review: From god to devil: Doc tells Maradona's mythic tale

Sep. 18, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Who's that amazingly expressive actor they got to play Diego Maradona? The one you can't take your eyes off of, whose every facial muscle can project joy, pain, sadness, humor or anger from miles away, and sometimes all at once? Oh wait — this is a documentary, and this is Maradona himself, one of the most...

US, Latin America allies to weigh sanctions on Venezuela

Sep. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colombia's ambassador to the U.S. says 18 countries of the Americas will meet Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela. Francisco Santos says Colombia expects to get the required 13 votes during the meeting in New York. His government accuses Venezuela of harboring...

Former Odebrecht executive found dead in Rio apartment

Sep. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former top executive at Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht who was an informant in the country's vast anti-graft probe has been found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment. State police said Wednesday that the body of Henrique Valladeres has been returned to his family after...

Rights group: Venezuela police unit targeting young men

Sep. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A special Venezuelan police unit has been targeting and killing young men in poor neighborhoods as President Nicolás Maduro's administration seeks to clamp down on the opposition, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The rights group said it has documented nine cases involving...

Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

Sep. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land. The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. They carry bows and arrows, but feel increasingly vulnerable as they...

US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for Guaidó

Sep. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress stood by Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, saying he will be the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until Nicolás Maduro's grip on power has been broken. The socialist government hours later released the No. 2 leader of congress, Edgar...