Palmeiras beats Santos to win Copa Libertadores final
Coach Abel Ferreira of Brazil's Palmeiras celebrates with the trophy after winning the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Brazil's Santos at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (Mauro Pimentel/Pool via AP)RIO DE JANEIRO – Substitute Breno Lopes scored deep into stoppage time as Palmeiras won its second Copa Libertadores title on Saturday with a 1-0 victory against Santos in an all-Brazilian final. Palmeiras won with its first shot on goal in a dull and disappointing match. The Copa Libertadores title was also the first title for 42-year-old Ferreira as a manager. The Copa Libertadores final was the third to feature two Brazilian teams.
Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration
(AP Photo/Delmer Martinez, File)SAN PEDRO SULA – At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. “This is going to be much bigger than what we have been seeing,” said Jenny Arguello, a sociologist in San Pedro Sula who studies migration flows. The Democrat has promised a more compassionate approach to immigration even as desperate families weigh their options inside mud-filled Central American homes. Some residents around San Pedro Sula reported gangs charging a tax to boats trying to rescue people from flooded neighborhoods. Honduras’ Red Cross was just finishing up its search and rescue phase after Eta when Iota hit, said Mauricio Paredes, vice president of the Honduras Red Cross in San Pedro Sula.
Converse police searching for 15-year-old missing since Oct. 2
SAN ANTONIO – Police in Converse are searching for a 15-year-old girl who disappeared after getting into a silver car on Oct. 2. Converse police identified the teen as Santos, who was last seen in the 300 block of Converse Center Street after she allegedly ran away. Santos was wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and red and white Nike tennis shoes when she left. She is 5-feet tall and weighs 115 pounds. Police said she may be with her boyfriend who travels to and from Houston.