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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...

Messi, Neymar aim for World Cup qualifying amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lionel Messi and Neymar return to national team duty this week to launch World Cup qualifying campaigns that the South American superstars hope will lead to glory in Qatar in 2022. ...

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...

Iconic restaurants adapt to lockdowns in Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before the pandemic began, the Leo restaurant prided itself on taking customers on a culinary journey through Colombia. Inside the refurbished colonial home,...

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. ...

Disease that began among rich shifts to Latin America's poor

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The passenger from Spain that Sonia Sanchez picked up at the airport in Colombia's capital in March did not seem well. He coughed during the Uber ride in her ...

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 ...

Pandemic upends lives of Latin America's domestic servants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of many of Latin America's household maids, leaving them without work or government assistance or effectively trapping them inside the...

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...

South American footballers seek full pay amid coronavirus

SAO PAULO (AP) — Stars in some big Europe leagues are taking deep pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic but in South America, where most clubs and players aren't nearly as wealthy, local footballers ...

Brazil's Carnival beat fades, making way for virus shelter

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A month ago, a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces raged inside Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. Today, its floodlights are off and there's no hint of ...

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...