Boxing powerhouse Cuba lets women boxers compete

HAVANA (AP) — Legnis Cala Massó carefully removes her necklace and smiles as her coach slides her bright red boxing gloves over her French tip nails.The 31-year-old swings her wiry body into the ring and pounds her fellow boxer – also a young woman – with a series of punches, just as she's done countless times before.

South Korea no match for Brazil at Qatar 2022

Five-time champions Brazil Monday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup with a 4-1 rout of South Korea giving Uruguay some comfort that had they not been eliminated earlier they would have most likely had to endure a similar disgrace.

5 killed in bar shooting in Mexican resort of Acapulco

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five men were were gunned down Monday in a bar in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Prosecutors said one possible suspect had been detained the attack. Three of the men died inside the bar, and two outside or at a hospital.

US orders chemicals removed at Virgin Islands oil refinery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday ordered the owners of an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands to remove thousands of pounds of chemicals from the site, warning that its pipes and valves are severely corroded and in disrepair.

Pelicans dying as bird flu outbreak spreads to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An outbreak of bird flu in pelicans has authorities in Venezuela taking emergency efforts to protect poultry producers. Numerous pelicans were found dead over the weekend along Venezuela’s coast as the species arrived amid their annual winter migration.

Argentina eyes $100 billion as US will share banking data

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentina agreed on Monday to have their tax agencies automatically share data about citizens' banking and investments in each other's countries. The government in Buenos Aires hopes this will lead to an estimated $100 billion that Argentines have tried to shelter in the United States.

34 killed as mudslide swallows bus on highway in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and affected two other vehicles on a highway central Colombia, killing at least 34 people, authorities said Monday. The National Disaster Risk Management Unit said in a statement that eight children were among the dead.

British man killed, another wounded in St Lucia bar shooting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One British man has been killed and another injured in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, according to the U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.Local media report that the shooting occurred late Saturday at a bar in the capital of Soufriere.

Iran's morality police dissolved

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced the dismantling of its morality police in the aftermath of Mahsa Amini's death, a woman who died while in custody after being arrested for not wearing her face cover properly.

Fans mount vigil at Pele's São Paulo hospital

Fans of the club where Brazilian football legend Pele started his career convened Sunday at the Albert Einstein Hospital, in the western Morumbi area, to show their solidarity for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

Argentine fans support Bangladeshi cricket squad

A group of Argentine football fans has launched a Facebook initiative to root for Bangladesh's cricket team in recognition of the Asian country's devotion to the South American squad participating in the Qatar 2002 football World Cup, and particularly for Lionel Messi and the