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Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China’s increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the wor...

US opens 2nd-chance Olympic baseball qualifying vs Nicaragua

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States will open its second chance to qualify for the baseball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics when it faces Nicaragua on May 31 at Port St. Lucie, Florida. ...

Britain targets 22 people with new anti-corruption sanctions

LONDON (AP) — Britain imposed asset freezes and travel bans Monday on 22 people accused of bribery, kickbacks and fraud in its first use of new sanctions powers to target corruption around the world. ...

Dave Wallace to be Mike Scioscia's Olympic pitching coach

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dave Wallace will be Mike Scioscia's pitching coach when the U.S. manager tries to qualify his team for the Olympic baseball tournament. Jerry Weinstein will be ben...

Latin American leaders seek more vaccines at Andorra summit

MADRID (AP) — With eyes set on expanding access to coronavirus vaccines and economic recovery, representatives of 22 countries from Latin America and Europe’s Iberian Peninsula are meeting — mostly vi...

Supreme Court likely to bar some 'green card' applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The ...

US-born aide to Ortega dies in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Paul Oquist, a U.S.-born academic who became a close adviser to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and drew U.S. financial sanctions has died in the Central American nation o...

Olympic baseball qualifying in West Palm Beach, St. Lucie

The United States' delayed second chance at qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament has been moved to the spring training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals and the exhibit...

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain LatAm foothold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even diplomatic o...

Nicaragua slowly begins vaccinations for people over 60

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has begun slowly vaccinating people over 60, using an AstraZeneca vaccine made in India. The country has only received around 500,000 doses of va...

El Salvador's long-dominant parties in crisis after drubbing

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Saúl Meléndez, a former fighter during El Salvador’s civil war, was for years a loyal member of the leftist political party formed by his fellow ex-guerrillas after th...

Scioscia to manage US in Olympic baseball qualifying

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Mike Scioscia is taking over as the third manager of the U.S. baseball team in this Olympic qualifying cycle and will try to get the Americans to the tournament in Japan this summer....

MLB foreign-born players drop slightly for 4th straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 28% of Major League Baseball players were born outside the 50 states. That represents a drop for the fourth straight season, although this decrease was particularly small. ...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It's a long way from her life as a live-in housek...

Nicaragua turns back 1,166 migrants from Costa Rica

The Nicaraguan army said Thursday that since the start of the year it has detained and expelled 1,166 migrants from various countries who had apparently entered the country from Costa Rica at clandest...