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Maradona admitted to a hospital with signs of depression

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona was admitted to a hospital with signs of depression Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. A Maradona staffer told The Associated ...

Maradona turns 60, dreams of scoring another against England

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Cheeky as ever, Diego Maradona’s wish for his 60th birthday is to score another goal against England — this time with his right hand. The Argentine great’s most f...

Copa Libertadores restarts despite coronavirus risks

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Six months after it was stopped by the coronavirus pandemic, the Copa Libertadores will restart on Tuesday with teams at different levels of readiness after some only re...

Pandemic tough on Argentina's already overworked care givers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before the new coronavirus hit, Argentina's health care workers were struggling, most of them often working more than 12 hours a day at multiple jobs to make ends m...

Coronavirus puts poor Argentines' soccer dreams on hold

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The apartment blocks of Fort Apache are emblazoned with murals of Carlos Tevez, the superstar forward for Argentina's most popular pro soccer team and its national squad. ...

Virus fears begin to haunt crowded slum in Argentine capital

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In the crowded slum of Villa 31, the sun plays hide and seek between buildings that jut and fall against the sky like blocks of Tetris. Illegal cables ...

Colombian fans in Argentina struggle to return amid pandemic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The plan of 15 soccer-crazy fans of Colombia's Independiente Medellín was very simple. They wanted to travel to Buenos Aires to watch their team face Boca Juniors in the...

CONMEBOL: Infantino comments on crisis are 'ill-timed'

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino's suggested changes to competition formats to try and avoid a financial crisis were “ill-timed," the president of South American soccer's governing ...

Correction: LT--Argentina-Transgender Newscaster story

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story March 17 about Argentina's first transgender newscaster, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the newscaster, Diana Zurco, said that she asserted he...

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she g...

AP Explains: Peronism returns in Argentina amid crisis

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. He has said th...

Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his childhood

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he...

River plays for Gallardo’s legacy in Copa Libertadores final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marcelo Gallardo has lifted so many trophies with River Plate that fans are making him a bronze statue. Next month’s unveiling will be a party no matte...

Copa Libertadores final once more troubles South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One year later, South American soccer faces the same question: Where will the final of Copa Libertadores be played? Last year, the deciding game betwee...

Argentina's center-left Peronists celebrate return to power

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Peronists celebrated their return to power after incumbent President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in a dramatic election that likely swung the country back...