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FILE - In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 filer, Pope Francis is flanked by Gonzalo Aemilius as he greets faithful at the Vatican. Pope Francis has chosen a Uruguayan priest who has worked with street children to be one of his two personal secretaries.  The Vatican said on Sunday that Francis has known the Rev. Gonzalo Aemilius since 2006 when the pontiff was then archbishop of Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Antonello Nusca, File)

Pope's new aide is priest who worked with street kids

Jan. 26, 2020 8:44 AM EST

Pope Francis has chosen a Uruguayan priest who has worked with street children to be one of his two personal secretaries. The Vatican said Sunday that Francis has known the Rev. Gonzalo Aemilius since 2006, when the pontiff was then-archbishop of Buenos Aires in neighboring Argentina. A few days after Francis...

File-This May 1, 2019, file photo shows Monterrey's Head Coach Diego Alonso giving instructions to his players during a CONCACAF Champions League final soccer match against Tigres, in Monterrey, Mexico. Inter Miami has hired Alonso, a Uruguayan who has coached two different teams to CONCACAF Champions League titles and officially took over Monday, Dec.30, 2019, as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club. He was an attacker as a player and prefers the same style as a coach. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Beckham's Inter Miami taps Diego Alonso as first coach

Dec. 30, 2019 1:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso. The Uruguayan, who has coached two different teams to CONCACAF Champions League titles, officially took over Monday as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club. He was an attacker as a...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, a container ship is docked in the South Atlantic port of Montevideo, Uruguay. Four people were arrested Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, for possible ties to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized by authorities, the majority packed into shipping containers, the largest drug bust in the history of the South American country. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

Four arrested in $1 billion-plus cocaine seizure in Uruguay

Dec. 29, 2019 12:56 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four people were arrested for possible ties to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in recent days in Uruguay, the largest drug bust in the history of the South American country. The arrests took place on Saturday, news outlets reported. A uthorities found 5.9 tons of...