Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Soccer candidate flubs party affiliation in stump speech

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco has only just left the pitch for politics. But he’s already scored an own-goal in his campaign for mayor of Cuernavaca.

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Dongfeng bounces back from broken mast in Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, the Chinese-backed crew whose hopes of victory in the Volvo Ocean Race were rocked when they had to quit the fifth leg because of a broken mast, have bounced back by taking the lead Sunday in the next 5,010-nautical mile stage from Brazil to the U.S.

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Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio’s polluted bay

In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, trash floats on the water along a fence line in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world governing body of sailing threaten Friday, April 24, 2015, to move events for the Rio 2016 Olympics out of the city's polluted Guanabara Bay unless "a whole lot more is done very quickly" to clear the venue of floating debris and sewage. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s Guanabara Bay if action isn’t taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an “open sewer.”

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40 years later, Seattle and Portland still angry rivals

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Gonzalo Pineda knows what makes a good rivalry.

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AP Interview: Rio 2016 CEO on corruption, legacy budget

Sidney Levy speaks during an interview, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Levy is probably the most powerful man behind Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics. He's the chief executive officer of the local organizing committee and oversees a staff of 1,300. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sidney Levy placed his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart to illustrate the size of a book he’d just been reading.

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