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Deadly Crackdown Stokes Fear Among Protesters in Venezuela

Deadly Crackdown Stokes Fear Among Protesters in Venezuela

Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted
Justin Trudeau’s image of transparency threatened by scandal

Justin Trudeau’s image of transparency threatened by scandal

Canada’s PM losing support after claim he pressed minister not to prosecute firm When Justin Trudeau embraced Canada’s attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, last year in the country’s House of
'I came to Peru to survive': the Venezuelans migrating for HIV drugs | Dan Collyns

'I came to Peru to survive': the Venezuelans migrating for HIV drugs | Dan Collyns

Darwin Zerpa is among those who have fled to Peru to get the antiretrovirals he needs. Now he counsels others with the virusBy day it is one of Lima’s grandest squares. By night the Plaza San Martín
Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galápagos

Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galápagos

Adult female discovered 113 years after only other living Chelonoidis phantasticus was foundA living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been
Armed Americans Arrested in Haiti Returned to US

Armed Americans Arrested in Haiti Returned to US

Five U.S. citizens who were among eight men detained over the weekend in Haiti with automatic weapons and other arms have returned to the United States.U.S. and Haitian officials say the men departed
Venezuelans Await Aid as Political Crisis Continues

Venezuelans Await Aid as Political Crisis Continues

While tons of U.S. aid to Venezuela continues to gather at collection centers in Colombia, Brazil, Miami and Curaçao, interim president Juan Guaidó assures Venezelans the aid will begin flowing into
Crowds See Off Venezuela Convoy Headed to Colombia Border for Aid

Crowds See Off Venezuela Convoy Headed to Colombia Border for Aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate
Cubans Expected to Voice Unprecedented Opposition in Constitutional Vote

Cubans Expected to Voice Unprecedented Opposition in Constitutional Vote

For the first time since the 1959 Revolution, Cuban voters on Sunday may express significant dissent, when they go to the polls to ratify a new constitution that institutes modest economic changes
Venezuela's Maduro Blocks Border with Brazil, Considers Shutting Border with Colombia

Venezuela's Maduro Blocks Border with Brazil, Considers Shutting Border with Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he would consider closing the country's border with Colombia and would definitely shutter the border with Brazil.Maduro made the announcement in a
Maduro orders closure of Venezuelan border with Brazil

Maduro orders closure of Venezuelan border with Brazil

Move comes days before opposition leaders planned to bring in foreign aidVenezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition
Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts

Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts

Collapse of Venezuela’s healthcare system could fuel spread of malaria and other diseases across regionExperts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented
Two sons of El Chapo indicted in US on drug conspiracy charges

Two sons of El Chapo indicted in US on drug conspiracy charges

Prosecutors allege the brothers conspired to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into the StatesTwo sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been indicted on drug
Colombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firm

Colombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firm

In part two of our series, indigenous Siona people claim their health is being affected by apparent contamination of riverMaría Isaura Cuaran, an indigenous Siona woman, is displaying a rash that has
Yalitza Aparicio: Roma star's hometown wills her on to Oscars glory

Yalitza Aparicio: Roma star's hometown wills her on to Oscars glory

Residents of Tlaxiaco say Yalitza Aparicio, up for best actress at the Oscars this weekend, has given indigenous Mexicans renewed sense of prideA couple of young flautists are practising scales in a
Canada: Jagmeet Singh faces existential byelection on road to challenge Trudeau

Canada: Jagmeet Singh faces existential byelection on road to challenge Trudeau

First non-white leader of a major political party needs to win a seat in parliament before he can run for PMThe leader of Canada’s left-of-centre New Democratic party is facing a key byelection on
US condemns Venezuela military over border killings as aid showdown looms

US condemns Venezuela military over border killings as aid showdown looms

Country braced for violence after clashes early on Friday leave two dead and 15 injuredThe US has condemned Venezuela’s military after soldiers shot dead two people and injured 15 others trying to
7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Ecuador

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Ecuador

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) says that a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador near the border with Peru early Monday morning.The quake’s epicenter was in a sparsely populated area 17
Cellphone Internet Access Bringing Changes Fast to Cuba

Cellphone Internet Access Bringing Changes Fast to Cuba

After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had
One Dead in Venezuela's Brazil Border Area After Troops Open Fire

One Dead in Venezuela's Brazil Border Area After Troops Open Fire

At least one civilian has died in Venezuela and several more were injured in a confrontation with security forces near the national border with Brazil.Reports say the incident Friday took place near
Democrats file resolution to block Trump's 'unconstitutional power grab'

Democrats file resolution to block Trump's 'unconstitutional power grab'

House effort is unlikely to succeed, but sets up a confrontation between legislative and executive branchesHouse Democrats will vote next week on a resolution to block the national emergency