Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Spanish language ‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

FILE- In this photo taken on Feb. 3, 2012, Chilean born host of the Univision network variety show "Sabado Gigante," Mario Kreutzberger, popularly known as Don Francisco, poses on the set of his show in Miami. Univision announced Friday, April 17, 2017 that the the beloved  show “Sábado Gigante” will end on Sept. 19, 2015 after 53 years on the air. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.

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Rio Olympic head says venue with fish die-off will be safe

Small silvery fish called twaite shad float in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in the Rio de Janeiro lagoon that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee promised that the venue for rowing and canoeing will be safe despite a massive fish die-off in the small lake.

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Bolt: ‘At my best, it’s … almost impossible to beat me’

Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, center, playfully races with youths during a visit to a social sport program at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt has a few goals left before he retires: He wants to break his own 200-meter world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

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Brazil gunning for historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

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37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

Rowing athletes Diego Nazario, back, and Emanuel Dantas Borges, train in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, surrounded by dead small silvery fish, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Rio de Janeiro's waste management company is still cleaning up dead fish after a die-off at a lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio's waterways, which are filled with raw sewage and garbage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in a Rio de Janeiro lake that’s slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off.

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