Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Court documents in Miami say the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig.

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Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Fight Schedule

At Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2), “Boxcino” middleweight tournament semifinals: Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr.; Brandon Adams vs. Raymond Gatica (8 rounds).

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Brazil unveils $11 billion in ‘legacy’ budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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