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Feminists rally for Argentine nuns who denounced archbishop

SALTA, Argentina (AP) — Feminist groups have rallied to the support of 18 cloistered Carmelite nuns who have filed an unusual complaint of gender violence against the local Catholic archbishop. ...

As US poised to restrict abortion, other nations ease access

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in ...

Argentine nuns accuse archbishop, others of gender violence

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Several feminist groups are calling for protests Tuesday in support of a community of cloistered nuns who have caused shockwaves by accusing the archbishop of a northern Argentine ...

Latin American nations ease restrictions as COVID cases drop

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians will soon be going to movie theaters without having to wear face masks. Chile opens its borders next week for the first time in two years. Mexico's president has dec...

Ukraine war imperils wheat, but farmers in no rush to pivot

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia’s war in Ukraine could mean changes for Ed Kessel’s farm along a quiet stretch of western North Dakota. Worldwide, farmers like Kessel are w...

Argentina's debt deal with IMF gets final legislative OK

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday for President Alberto Fernández's administration to refinance the government's $45 billion debt with the Inte...

Argentina lawmakers pass IMF refinancing deal amid protests

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentine lawmakers on Friday approved an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to refinance a $45 billion debt, a vote meant to avoid economic turmoil but that divided th...

Argentina lawmakers take up contentious IMF refinancing deal

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday began debating legislation needed to approve Argentina's agreement with the International Monetary Fund on refinancing a $45 billion debt, while protesters op...

Argentine bishop defended by pope sentenced in abuse case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Friday sentenced a Roman Catholic bishop to 4 1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse of two former seminarians in a major blow to Pope Francis, who h...

Argentina reaches prospective deal to refinance $45B debt

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina’s government announced Thursday that it reached a deal with the International Monetary Fund to refinance some $45 billion in debt, marking an attempt to stave off default...

Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locki...

Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope ...

Argentina: Shadows over abortion a year after legalization

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Every week of late, more than 20 women with unwanted pregnancies come to Dr. Miranda Ruiz, one of the few physicians who perform free abortions in northern Argentina's S...

Argentina's opposition scores win in midterm elections

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Alberto Fernández suffered a severe setback in Argentina's midterm elections held Sunday amid widespread anger over high inflation and rising poverty, with his...

Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

EPECUEN, Argentina (AP) — Cushioned by a soft silence ruffled only by occasional gusts of wind, tourists walk past rubble and metal shards lying in the streets of what was once the bustling resort of ...