Category Archives: Latin America

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Ecuador's Correa quips he nearly 'brings down' new Argentine leader

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Latin America's left-wing leaders may expect a more complicated relationship with Argentina's new, conservative president Mauricio Macri than with his predecessor, yet none likely expected almost…

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Tim (The Dirty Bird) Means knocks out John (Doomsday) Howard at UFC Fight Night

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Welterweight Tim (The Dirty Bird) Means knocked out John (Doomsday) Howard in the second round of the featured bout of the UFC's Fight Night undercard Thursday….

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Pan Am champs Biyarslanov, Veyre score impressive wins at Olympic boxing trials

MONTREAL – A confident Arthur Biyarslanov felt the Canadian Olympic boxing trials were all approximately taking care of business. The Chechyan-born Toronto fighter did that in style, taking the first…

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VIDEO: Daredevils scale Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil

A couple of daredevils have climbed to the very top of Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer statue – & here’s how they did it. Ukranian Vitaliy Raskalov, 21, & Russian Vadim…

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VW brand sales slip 2.4 percent in November

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Sales of Volkswagen's namesake brand fell 2.4 percent to 496,100 vehicles in November as Europe's biggest carmaker grappled with a scandal over rigged emissions tests. The Wolfsburg,…

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Mark de Jonge, world champion kayaker, wins national award

World champion paddler Mark de Jonge of Halifax has won a national award — the 2015 Air Canada athlete of the year. "It feels great, actually, & it's unquestionably an honour to be…

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Brazil's Congress names impeachment panel stacked against Rousseff

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – The lower house of Brazil's Congress voted on Tuesday to appoint a committee stacked with opponents of President Dilma Rousseff to study whether to…

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Nationals new manager Dusty Baker males race-sensitive comments, defends Aroldis Chapman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dusty Baker thinks the Washington Nationals need more speed, so he wants more African-American & Latino players on the roster. He moreover vigorously defended Cincinnati Reds closer…

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Toad Hall Toys helps WestJet make 'miracles' in Winnipeg

WestJet's day of mini miracles hit Winnipeg with a shopping spree at Toad Hall Toys, a stop at Siloam Mission and a visit to a pet shelter on Wednesday. The company's blue-hatted elves…

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Toronto's Theodorou faces stiff test in former Brazilian army paratrooper

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou has passed every MMA test thrown at him so far. The Toronto middleweight has won all 11 of his fights, including both…

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