Category Archives: Latin America

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North Face co-founder and environmentalist Douglas Tompkins dies in Chile kayaking accident

SANTIAGO, Chile – Douglas Tompkins, the co-founder of The North Face & Esprit clothing companies who bought up large swaths of land in South America's Patagonia region to keep them…

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Accused ex-Brazil federation boss to give evidence in Congress

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) who was indicted in the United States last week in an investigation into corruption in the business…

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Outgoing president entreats Argentines to protect her legacy

By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In her last speech as Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday entreated the thousands of supporters gathered to bid her farewell in the…

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio mocked for fear over warm Calgary winds called Chinooks

CALGARY – Some experts are taking issue — & Twitter is snickering — over actor Leonardo DiCaprio's recent comments approximately having seen the "terrifying" effects of climate alter while in…

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Canada's Sinclair says closing in Hamm's career goal standard is 'surreal'

Back in 2000, when a teenaged Christine Sinclair was making her debut with the Canadian women's soccer team, American superstar Mia Hamm was racking up goals at a record-breaking pace…

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Cuba, U.S. agree to restore direct postal service

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba & the United States have agreed to restore direct postal service after a half-century rupture in one of the first bilateral deals since the former Cold…

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Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan up for MAC Hermann Trophy as top NCAA women's player

KANASAS CITY, Mo. – The accolades keep coming for Canadian international centre back Kadeisha Buchanan. The 20-year-old from Brampton, Ont., is one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s…

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Andino Suns concert in Regina to benefit expected refugees

The band Andino Suns is set to hold a benefit concert Friday night to raise funds for refugees expected to arrive in the days ahead in Regina. Proceeds of the…

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IOC to begin independent auditing of money given to sports organizations to avoid scandal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The IOC will launch an independent auditing of the money it gives to sports organizations in a bid to prevent the type of corruption scandals that have…

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Espinoza poised to assume father Fangio's name

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Former racing driver Oscar “Cacho” Espinoza is preparing to alter his surname to Fangio once Argentine legal authorities have ruled that he is the son of…

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