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Infant mortality in Venezuela has doubled during crisis, UN says

Infant mortality in Venezuela has doubled during crisis, UN says

UN security council officials clash over ‘politicised’ aid to troubled country as peace-building chief warns of ‘grim realities’Infant mortality in Venezuela has soared by roughly 50% during the
Move Over Ayatollahs: Bolton Turns Tweets and Talons on Maduro

Move Over Ayatollahs: Bolton Turns Tweets and Talons on Maduro

John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, shakes stars-and-stripes maracas as he dreams of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro behind bars in an orange prison
US, Others Boycott Venezuela Speech at UN Disarmament Conference

US, Others Boycott Venezuela Speech at UN Disarmament Conference

The United States and a number of other nations staged a walkout Wednesday at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament as a Venezuelan representative of President Nicolas Maduro was about to
Venezuela Removed 8 Tons of Central Bank Gold Last Week, Sources Say

Venezuela Removed 8 Tons of Central Bank Gold Last Week, Sources Say

At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas
Nicaragua releases prisoners before crisis talks with opposition

Nicaragua releases prisoners before crisis talks with opposition

Dozens arrested during protests last year are freedTalks with business, students and opposition aim to end crisisThe Nicaraguan government has released dozens of people arrested in last year’s
Venezuela Minister: Maduro,Trump Should Meet to 'Find Common Ground'

Venezuela Minister: Maduro,Trump Should Meet to 'Find Common Ground'

Venezuela's foreign minister said on Wednesday the United States was trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro and suggested talks with U.S. President Donald Trump — an idea the Trump
US Requests UN Vote on Venezuela for Thursday

US Requests UN Vote on Venezuela for Thursday

The United States has requested a vote on Thursday at the UN Security Council on a draft resolution calling for presidential elections in Venezuela and unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid,
Justin Trudeau refuses to resign over claims officials interfered in bribery prosecution

Justin Trudeau refuses to resign over claims officials interfered in bribery prosecution

Jody Wilson-Raybould: I was ‘barraged’ by senior officialsFormer justice minister testifies on Canadian bribery scandalPM says staff acted properlyCanadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has rejected
Venezuela blocks off second bridge to Colombia as Guaidó flies to Brazil

Venezuela blocks off second bridge to Colombia as Guaidó flies to Brazil

Shipping containers positioned across Simón Bolívar bridgeGuaidó travels to Brazil to try to ramp up pressure on MaduroVenezuelan authorities have blockaded a second bridge to Colombia amid fresh
Ethics Allegations Prompt Call for Trudeau to Quit

Ethics Allegations Prompt Call for Trudeau to Quit

The leader of Canada’s main opposition party Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quit after a former justice minister said government officials inappropriately pressured her to help a
How violent American vigilantes at the border led to Trump’s wall

How violent American vigilantes at the border led to Trump’s wall

From the 80s onwards, the borderlands were rife with paramilitary cruelty and racism. But the president’s rhetoric has thrown fuel on the fire. By Greg GrandinNo myth in American history has been more
Press Groups Denounce Venezuelan Crackdown Against Journalists

Press Groups Denounce Venezuelan Crackdown Against Journalists

Numerous media organizations working in Venezuela have denounced authorities for harassing, bullying and even confiscating the equipment of journalists as they cover the ongoing crisis in that South
Girl, 11, gives birth to child of rapist after Argentina says no to abortion

Girl, 11, gives birth to child of rapist after Argentina says no to abortion

Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl’s plea ‘to remove what the old man put inside me’An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine
Venezuela's Juan Guaido in Brazil to Meet with Bolsonaro

Venezuela's Juan Guaido in Brazil to Meet with Bolsonaro

Juan Guaido, recognized by many countries as Venezuela's president, is in Brazil to meet with President Jair Bolsonaro.Juan Guaido arrived early Thursday in the capital of Brasilia. Later in the day,
Martha Stewart joins Canadian marijuana grower as adviser

Martha Stewart joins Canadian marijuana grower as adviser

Stewart: ‘I’m looking forward to our first collaboration together, which will offer sensible products for people’s beloved pets’Canada’s huge marijuana producer Canopy Growth has recruited the
UN to Vote on Dueling US, Russian Resolutions on Venezuela

UN to Vote on Dueling US, Russian Resolutions on Venezuela

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote Thursday on dueling U.S. and Russian resolutions on controlling the turmoil in Venezuela, but both could fail.The United States, leading the
Trudeau denies wrongdoing and says ex-minister could be ousted from party

Trudeau denies wrongdoing and says ex-minister could be ousted from party

Embattled Canadian PM considers fate of Jody Wilson-Raybould after Liberal MP failed to confirm she had confidence in himCanada’s former attorney general, whose testimony against the prime minister,
Poll: Mexico President Approval Rate Rises to 67 Percent

Poll: Mexico President Approval Rate Rises to 67 Percent

Approval for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rose from 62.7 percent to 67.1 percent in his first three months in office, a surge enjoyed by only one of Mexico's previous five presidents, polling
Colombia: Number of Venezuelan Army Deserters Rises to More Than 550

Colombia: Number of Venezuelan Army Deserters Rises to More Than 550

More than 550 members of Venezuela's armed forces have turned their back on President Nicolas Maduro and crossed the border into Colombia since Saturday, Colombian immigration officials said.The
Canada Opposition Asks for Probe Into Government Meddling Claim

Canada Opposition Asks for Probe Into Government Meddling Claim

Canada's opposition leader formally asked federal police on Thursday to investigate a claim of political meddling by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in the criminal prosecution of