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US Seeks ‘Consular Access’ for Americans Arrested in Haiti

US Seeks ‘Consular Access’ for Americans Arrested in Haiti

The U.S. embassy in Haiti has confirmed the arrest of U.S. citizens in Haiti Sunday and told VOA's Creole Service that it is seeking consular access for the detainees as soon as possible. "We
Chilean Nuns Find 'Relief' in Pope's Recognition of Church Abuse

Chilean Nuns Find 'Relief' in Pope's Recognition of Church Abuse

Three former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized
Venezuela Shuts Border With Caribbean Islands Ahead of Aid Efforts

Venezuela Shuts Border With Caribbean Islands Ahead of Aid Efforts

Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao
Ford to Close Oldest Brazil Plant, Exit South America Truck Business

Ford to Close Oldest Brazil Plant, Exit South America Truck Business

Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a move that could cost more than 2,700 jobs as part of a
AP Explains: Venezuela Opposition's Fight to Win Over Troops

AP Explains: Venezuela Opposition's Fight to Win Over Troops

U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South
Mexico Closes Temporary Migrant Shelter Near US Border

Mexico Closes Temporary Migrant Shelter Near US Border

Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila said Tuesday they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined
Cuba Denies Military in Venezuela, Charges US Readies Intervention

Cuba Denies Military in Venezuela, Charges US Readies Intervention

Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for military intervention in the South American
Loan of $100 Million from Taiwan Gives Lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega

Loan of $100 Million from Taiwan Gives Lifeline to Nicaragua's Ortega

Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become increasingly isolated after a brutal
Peru Launches 'Sustained' Crack-down on Illegal Mining in Amazon

Peru Launches 'Sustained' Crack-down on Illegal Mining in Amazon

Peru on Tuesday launched a new, "sustained" effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to the region after
Brazil's Bolsonaro Suffers First Defeat in Congress

Brazil's Bolsonaro Suffers First Defeat in Congress

Brazil's lower chamber handed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress on Tuesday, the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in a
Nicolas Maduro and Richard Branson in cross-border concert-off

Nicolas Maduro and Richard Branson in cross-border concert-off

Description A Colombian police officer stands guard over a border bridge blocked by Maduro loyalists Credits LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images Venezuelan President to host rally opposite a music
Sydney nanny accused of role in Pinochet-era kidnappings

Sydney nanny accused of role in Pinochet-era kidnappings

Adriana Rivas faced an extradition hearing over charges she helped kidnap seven people in Chile in the 70sA woman who works as a part-time nanny in Sydney has appeared in court after being accused of
Roger Waters condemns Richard Branson's Venezuela aid concert

Roger Waters condemns Richard Branson's Venezuela aid concert

Virgin says event ‘is not a political statement and the US is not involved’The Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has criticised an upcoming Live Aid-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid
‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry

‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry

Pollution from Cannon Air Force Base has gone unreported for decades. Now it’s threatening the US food supply For months, Clovis, New Mexico, dairy farmer Art Schaap has been watching his life go down
Analysts: Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Policies Could Make Market Reforms Easier

Analysts: Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Policies Could Make Market Reforms Easier

Oil-rich Venezuela’s near economic collapse may make it easier for U.S.-backed opposition leaders to reverse socialist policies instituted by late President Hugo Chavez, if they are able to oust his
Marighella: revolutionary biopic from Narcos' Wagner Moura criticised by Bolsonaro

Marighella: revolutionary biopic from Narcos' Wagner Moura criticised by Bolsonaro

Film about guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella causes outrage in Brazil despite no release date being scheduledA film about a leftist Brazilian revolutionary, directed by Narcos star Wagner Moura, has
Trump has turned foreign aid into shabby political theatre | Peter Beaumont

Trump has turned foreign aid into shabby political theatre | Peter Beaumont

Stalled relief supplies for Venezuela at the Colombian border are a stark illustration of Trump’s crudely transactional approach to aidIn their grey livery, the US Air Force C-17s shuttling into
Military: Venezuela Reopens Maritime Border with Dutch Antilles

Military: Venezuela Reopens Maritime Border with Dutch Antilles

Venezuelan authorities have reopened the country's maritime border with the Dutch Antilles islands a day after closing it, a regional military commander told Reuters on Wednesday.General Miguel
Venezuela's Health Care System Continues Downward Spiral

Venezuela's Health Care System Continues Downward Spiral

U.N. and international health agencies say Venezuela’s health care crisis is causing a rise in infectious diseases and the re-emergence of illnesses such as malaria and tuberculosis, once considered
Aid Wars: US, Russia Vie to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

Aid Wars: US, Russia Vie to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

Call it the aid wars.The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia.In