Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, NJ host Gold Cup

NEW YORK (AP) — The knockout rounds of next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played at Atlanta, Baltimore and Philadelphia along with East Rutherford, New Jersey, and part of the tournament will be played in Canada for the first time.

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Guilty plea set in smuggling of Dodgers’ Puig

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder’s multimillion-dollar salary.

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Twins welcome their latest Santana

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ervin Santana’s given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, athletes of the Finn class compete during the first test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil’s most respected health research institute said Monday Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

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Vinicius and Tom named 2016 Olympics mascots

This is a Monday, Nov. 24, 2014  file photo of the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named as Vinicius, left,  and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom it was announced Monday Dec. 15, 2014. The names honor Brazilian musicians and partners Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. They were exponents of Bossa Nova music and creators of the famous song "The Girl from Ipanema." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.

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