• Luis Segura, president of Argentine Football Association (AFA), speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Segura confirmed that the Argentine soccer national team will participate in Copa America Centenario. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Argentina will not withdraw from Copa America

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The head of the Argentine Football Association said Tuesday that the national team will play at the Copa America in the United States as planned, dismissing reports that it might withdraw.

    Updated: 1:51 pm

  • Lionel Messi's lawyer Enrique Bacigalupo, center right, is surrounded by journalists on leaving a court in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday May 31, 2016. Lionel Messi's tax trial began Tuesday with the player deciding not to appear in court for early proceedings. Messi is facing a prison sentence of nearly two years on charges he failed to properly pay taxes for part of his earnings from Barcelona from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Messi’s tax fraud case begins with player avoiding court

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s lawyer said the Argentina star and his father were both feeling calm and ready to counter the charges against them as their tax fraud trial opened on Tuesday in a Barcelona court.

    Updated: 12:20 pm

  • Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor-Glance story

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story May 27 about the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide’s wife.

  • People sit in federal court for the sentencing of former military officers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 27, 2016. The court will deliver a sentence on a long-awaited human rights trial focused on Operation Condor, a secret conspiracy launched by six South American dictators in the 1970s in a combined effort to track down their enemies and eliminate them. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and forcibly disappear people across international borders.

  • Nora de Cortinas, president of the Argentine group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, sits with member of the group, Mirta Baravalle, in federal court to hear the sentence for  former military officers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 27, 2016. A court in Argentina will deliver the sentence on a long-awaited human rights trial focused on Operation Condor, a secret operation launched by six South American dictators in the 1970's that was a coordinated effort to track down their enemies and eliminate them. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide’s wife.