Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families

In this July 10, 2014, photo, men search for items to recover in the rubble of houses razed by bulldozers in downtown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Demolitions began in June for construction of the "administrative city” in downtown Port-au-Prince. But the plan hailed as a sign of post-quake rebirth by some residents has also set off a firestorm of criticism for creating a new wave of homelessness after many poor renters were given just minutes to vacate their dwellings before bulldozers arrived.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government’s promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.

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Reports: Colombia’s Rodriguez going to Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez of Colombia is said to be leaving Monaco for Real Madrid.

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Fight Schedule

At Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (SHO), Antoine Douglas vs. Michel Soro, 10, for the vacant WBA International middleweight title.

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Wild card Tomic wins Bogota final

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Wild card Bernard Tomic denied Ivo Karlovic’s attempt to retain his Claro Open Colombia title, beating the second-seeded Croat 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the final Sunday.

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Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

In this July 7, 2014, photo, Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that’s now required is President Evo Morales’ signature. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto’s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

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