Category Archives: Latin America

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IOC official: Brazil's economic and political troubles will 'inevitably' affect Rio Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The political & economic turmoil in Brazil will "inevitably" affect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a senior IOC official said Wednesday, as Brazilian organizers declared…

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Rio water concerns overblown, says Canadian Olympic team's chief medic

Like many, Bob McCormack was shocked in late July when he read reports of high viral levels of sewage contamination in all the Olympic water venues in Rio de Janeiro,…

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(Following Advance for Use Tuesday, Dec. 8)

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2015. There are 23 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History:

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Key ally of Brazil's president divided over her impeachment

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Impeachment proceedings against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff were delayed on Monday by a fight between supporters & opponents trying to stack a lower house…

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Venezuelan opposition wins Congress; tally could provide government-changing supermajority

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition rejoiced Monday after its shock triumph in legislative elections & waited anxiously for the final tally to see whether it secured a two-thirds supermajority that…

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Report: Chapman trade to Dodgers on hold due to October accusation of domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be on hold Monday night after Yahoo Sports reported that police…

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Rift between Rousseff and VP aggravates Brazil political crisis

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer has further distanced himself from the president with a letter of complaints, moving into a position from which his…

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Dylan Wykes, Canadian marathoner, hoping for another Olympic shot

Once again, Dylan Wykes faces a huge challenge before his next marathon. How long & difficult the road back will be this time is unclear. The 32-year-old Canadian, who has…

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Canadian men beaten three times on Day 1 of Dubai rugby sevens tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Canada endured a painful start to the HSBC Sevens World Series on Friday, losing all three outings. The Canadian men were thumped 63-14 by defending…

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U.S. stun New Zealand in World Rugby Sevens opener

(Reuters) – England, South Africa & Fiji all went unbeaten on day one of the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series that kicked off in Dubai yet New Zealand suffered…

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