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Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Role for Nelson Nahim, sentenced for submitting 15-year-old to prostitution, is just latest political scandal: ‘Congress will always be capable of getting worse’Just when it seemed that Brazil’s
US Sanctions 4 Venezuelan Officials, Citing Corruption

US Sanctions 4 Venezuelan Officials, Citing Corruption

The United States Treasury has placed sanctions on four current or former Venezuelan officials associated with corruption or repression in Venezuela.Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a
Trump administration seeks $18bn from Congress for Mexico border wall

Trump administration seeks $18bn from Congress for Mexico border wall

Details revealed of financial blueprint for US president’s election campaign promise, which would fund 316 miles of new barriers and bolster existing onesThe Trump administration is seeking nearly
Trump Proposes $33 Billion Border Spending, $18 Billion for Wall

Trump Proposes $33 Billion Border Spending, $18 Billion for Wall

The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes
Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Anxiously Await Decision on TPS Future

Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Anxiously Await Decision on TPS Future

Nearly 200,000 Salvadoran beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, anxiously wait as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security weighs a decision whether to end the designated security
The best books on Guatemala: start your reading here

The best books on Guatemala: start your reading here

A literary tour of Guatemala includes a blistering satire about a tyrannical president, and two books based around the country’s long-running civil war Continue reading...
Ontario premier slams coffee shop chain for clawing back minimum wage rise

Ontario premier slams coffee shop chain for clawing back minimum wage rise

Kathleen Wynne denounces ‘act of a bully’ as Tim Hortons franchises cut paid breaks and employee benefits in response to province’s minimum wage hikeThe leader of Canada’s most populous province has
Venezuelan President Shuts Down Travel to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao

Venezuelan President Shuts Down Travel to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the shutdown of all air and sea links to three island nations for three days, citing illegal trafficking of goods and resources.Maduro made the
Venezuelan Shoppers Say Minimum Wage Hike Brings Little Relief

Venezuelan Shoppers Say Minimum Wage Hike Brings Little Relief

The thin, elderly woman paused at a supermarket display of toilet paper to do a quick calculation. A four-roll package cost 115,204 bolivars, almost half of the country's new monthly minimum
No Evidence of 'Sonic Attacks' in Cuba, US Senator Says

No Evidence of 'Sonic Attacks' in Cuba, US Senator Says

The United States has found no evidence that American diplomats in Havana were the victims of attacks with an unknown weapon, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said Saturday.Flake, an Arizona Republican who
Farc deal opens path for Colombia's other rebels: 'The future has to be about war'

Farc deal opens path for Colombia's other rebels: 'The future has to be about war'

The ELN, now the country’s biggest rebel army, remains deeply at odds with the government as an October ceasefire comes to an endIn the humidity of the Colombian jungle, a rebel fighter known as
Thousands March in Honduras to Call for New Election

Thousands March in Honduras to Call for New Election

Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they
Armed Clashes Kill 11 in Mexico's Troubled Guerrero State

Armed Clashes Kill 11 in Mexico's Troubled Guerrero State

Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of shootouts the previous
Mush! Training for the the Can-Am dog sled race – in pictures

Mush! Training for the the Can-Am dog sled race – in pictures

Marla Brodsky, a professional musher, is building her Alaskan husky dogs’ distance endurance to prepare them for 100- and 250-mile races. They often train in subzero conditions near their home in
US to End Temporary Protection from Deportation for Salvadorans

US to End Temporary Protection from Deportation for Salvadorans

The U.S. government will suspend a protection extended to some 262,500 citizens of El Salvador who have lived in the United States for nearly two decades, senior administration officials announced
Hearing Delayed for Canadian Ex-hostage Boyle

Hearing Delayed for Canadian Ex-hostage Boyle

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle's case has been put off until next Monday while his lawyers work on a bail plan.Boyle made brief court appearance via video link Monday. He is facing 15 charges,
US says 200,000 people from El Salvador must leave within 18 months

US says 200,000 people from El Salvador must leave within 18 months

Trump administration names fourth country in four months to lose protection under TPS program, which since 1990 has provided deportation reliefNearly 200,000 people from El Salvador must leave the US
Former hostage Joshua Boyle remains in jail after Ottawa court appearance

Former hostage Joshua Boyle remains in jail after Ottawa court appearance

Bail hearing set for 15 January on 15 charges including sexual assaultCanadian and his American wife spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan
Opposition Lawmakers: Venezuela 2017 Annual Inflation at 2,616 Percent

Opposition Lawmakers: Venezuela 2017 Annual Inflation at 2,616 Percent

Prices in Venezuela, which is believed to have the world's highest inflation, jumped 2,616 percent last year, the country's opposition-led National Assembly said, as millions suffer from food and
Mexican governor claims retaliation for inquiry into government corruption

Mexican governor claims retaliation for inquiry into government corruption

Tensions deepen between Chihuahua governor and ruling party, amid claims the government used shell companies to finance election campaigns in 2016A Mexican regional governor has accused the federal