Category Archives: Latin America

Bujold tops Clavel at Olympic trials; first step to qualifying for 2016 Summer Games

MONTREAL – When it comes to qualifying for the Olympics, Mandy Bujold says she won't obtain fooled again. The two-time Pan-American Games champion missed out on the 2012 Summer Games…

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Esprit to return to Canadian retail scene in 2016

Esprit, the international fashion brand that pulled out of Canada in 2011, is set to return next spring with stand-alone stores. It is partnering with Montreal-based Freemark Apparel Brands, which…

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Canadian men to travel to Monaco in bid for final Olympic rugby sevens spot

The Canadian men's rugby sevens team will have to go to Monaco for its final Olympic qualification bid. World Rugby announced Thursday that the men's final Olympic repechage tournament will…

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Chile extends Congress calendar to ease legislation gridlock

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile's Congress will extend its working term next month as the government rushes to push through a daunting stack of reforms before its February summer recess. Lawmakers…

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China, Russia fail to stop U.N. meeting on rights in North Korea

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China, Russia, Venezuela & Angola failed on Thursday to stop the United Nations Security Council from holding its second meeting on human rights…

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Karim Benzema suspended from national team by French soccer federation amid blackmail case

PARIS – Karim Benzema was indefinitely suspended from the French national team on Thursday because of his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case, throwing his international career into doubt. The…

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Dinosauromorph research sheds light on dinosaur evolution

Dinosaurs evolved much faster than previously thought, a new study looking at dinosaurs' predecessors, dinosauromorphs, has found. Science columnist Torah Kachur discusses the findings: What are dinosauromorphs?

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Autopsy shows Honduran soccer player was shot 18 times in hometown attack

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Prosecutors said Friday that an autopsy shows Honduran national soccer team player Arnold Peralta suffered 18 gunshot wounds in what they called a "vicious attack." Peralta was…

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OPP need help to ID body of man found near Deep River, Ont., in 2001

Ontario Provincial Police are asking for the public's assist to identify the body of a man investigators believe had travelled throughout Canada, the U.S., & possibly Costa Rica. The body…

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Canada looks to have bigger boxing team, even a medal or two, at 2016 Olympics

MONTREAL – There were no surprise winners at the Canadian Olympic boxing trials — not even 17-year-old rising star Thomas Blumenfeld — & national team high performance director Daniel Trepanier…

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