Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

Soccer 05/21/19, 09:09

France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was ...

Soccer referee dies after collapsing at match in Bolivia

Soccer 05/19/19, 20:19

A 31-year-old referee soccer collapsed during a Bolivian league match high up in the Andes and died after being taken to the hospital.The match between the Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero clubs was played at Municipal Stadium in El Alto, ...

Bolivia’s Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints

America 05/18/19, 18:49

Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election Saturday amid assertions by his opponents that the constitution prohibits him from running again.Morales, a one-time leader of coca ...

Greece backs Bolivian leader’s call for Venezuela dialogue

America 03/15/19, 06:16

Greece's left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is backing calls by Bolivia for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela.Many European Union member countries are among 50 nations, including the United States, which are backing Venezuelan ...

In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats

Sports 02/27/19, 00:01

A new generation of athletes is coming to one of the world's more colorful sporting spectacles: the fighting cholitas of Bolivia, who take to a wrestling ring in the traditional billowing skirts, bowler hats and leather shoes of Aymara women.The ...

Neglect, rain threatening ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’

America 02/14/19, 00:03

A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and remote location high atop a Bolivian plateau have earned it the nickname the "Sistine Chapel of ...

Tiny Messi, Ronaldo show little dreams of glory In Bolivia

Soccer 01/25/19, 11:04

Artisan Ramiro Suxo puts the finishing touches on little piggy banks shaped like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, hoping Bolivians will buy them and fulfill their dreams of becoming international soccer stars.His hand-painted work is part of the annual ...

Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw

Sports 01/24/19, 18:37

Copa America host Brazil has been drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and saw Lionel Messi's Argentina facing the ...

Bolivia’s Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

America 01/22/19, 12:04

Bolivian President Evo Morales is celebrating his 13 years in office amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again.Last year, Bolivia's top electoral court accepted Morales' candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and referendum ...

Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

Politics 01/19/19, 19:13

On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office. In a ceremony Saturday ...

Update: Italian fugitive arrives in Rome on plane

World 01/14/19, 05:50

The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local):11:45 a.m.A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago has arrived in Rome to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive ...

Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

America 12/21/18, 00:05

Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous people have been able to survive the harsh conditions for millennia.With an estimated 3.1 ...

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