Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

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Rio Olympics end recruitment of volunteers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions — 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.

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Rio Olympics creates ‘super bacteria’ task force

In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, small boats sit on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from 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) — Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called “super bacteria” discovered in Olympic sailing waters.

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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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