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'No more hope': fresh blackout leaves half of Venezuela without power

'No more hope': fresh blackout leaves half of Venezuela without power

Fourteen of country’s 23 states affected just weeks after the country’s worst power failure in historyVenezuela has been hit by another major power cut, with more than half of the country reportedly
Venezuela Blames 'Attack' as Another Crippling Blackout Hits

Venezuela Blames 'Attack' as Another Crippling Blackout Hits

Venezuela blamed an "attack" on its electric system for a blackout on Monday, the second to hit the OPEC nation this month, that shuttered businesses, plunged the main airport into darkness and left
Mexico demands Spain apologize for colonial abuse of indigenous people

Mexico demands Spain apologize for colonial abuse of indigenous people

In letter to Spanish king, President Obrador cites massacres and oppression during conquest of Mexico Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has written to Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope
Canada: man arrested over stun-gun abduction of Chinese student

Canada: man arrested over stun-gun abduction of Chinese student

Wanzhen Lu, 22, went missing on Saturday in OntarioPolice shocked by ‘significant’ violence used to kidnap LuPolice in Canada have made their first arrest in the case of a missing Chinese student, who
Dominican Republic President Meets With Delegation From China, Deepening Ties

Dominican Republic President Meets With Delegation From China, Deepening Ties

Dominican President Danilo Medina met Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, the president's office said, deepening ties between the countries as the United States warns governments in the region
Mexico Vows to Better Protect Threatened Reporters as Murder Tally Rises

Mexico Vows to Better Protect Threatened Reporters as Murder Tally Rises

A Mexican official said on Monday that the government would strengthen measures to protect journalists, the day after a sports reporter became the latest in a long list of media workers to be
'Horror, fear, despair': Venezuela's oil capital shattered by 'tsunami' of violent looting

'Horror, fear, despair': Venezuela's oil capital shattered by 'tsunami' of violent looting

In the second city of Maracaibo, the crippling blackout sparked a terrifying rampage that police seemed unable to controlSome liken the damage wrought on Venezuela’s second city to a natural disaster.
Spain hits back at Mexico in row over colonial rights abuses

Spain hits back at Mexico in row over colonial rights abuses

Madrid rejects Mexican president’s demand for apology for crimes against indigenous peopleA diplomatic row has broken out between Mexico and Spain after the Mexican president wrote to King Felipe VI
Venezuela: call for calm amid blackouts and anti-Maduro protests

Venezuela: call for calm amid blackouts and anti-Maduro protests

Vice-president blames ‘fascist right’ and its ‘imperial masters’ in Washington for power cutsNicolás Maduro’s embattled administration has called for calm after millions of Venezuelans were again
Canada Takes Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden

Canada Takes Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden

A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada.Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana arrived in Toronto
Prince Charles, Camilla Tour Old Havana on Royal Visit

Prince Charles, Camilla Tour Old Havana on Royal Visit

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center
Millions of Venezuelans endure second power blackout – video

Millions of Venezuelans endure second power blackout – video

Officials blamed an attack on a hydroelectric plant for an outage that resulted in businesses having to close, plunged Venezuela's main airport into darkness and left commuters stranded in Caracas.
New migrant caravan receives cooler welcome in Mexico

New migrant caravan receives cooler welcome in Mexico

2,500-strong group mainly from Central America and CubaActivists say government is trying to stop migrants reaching USA new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern
US Expands Ban on Foreign Aid to Overseas Abortion Providers

US Expands Ban on Foreign Aid to Overseas Abortion Providers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administration’s ban on U.S. aid to groups that promote or provide abortions to include organizations that comply with the rules but give
Brazil Economy Chief Skips Pensions Hearing, Parties Demand Changes

Brazil Economy Chief Skips Pensions Hearing, Parties Demand Changes

Brazil's pension reform process hit two speed bumps on Tuesday, as Economy Minister Paulo Guedes did not attend a first congressional hearing on the proposals and a bloc of 11 political parties
Venezuela Streets Empty After Second Blackout in a Month

Venezuela Streets Empty After Second Blackout in a Month

Venezuela's government told workers and school children to stay home on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left the streets of Caracas mostly empty and residents wondering how long power
GOP Lawmakers Set Goal of Summer Vote for Trade Deal

GOP Lawmakers Set Goal of Summer Vote for Trade Deal

President Donald Trump and House Republicans stepped up their efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord on Tuesday, selling the plan as offering big benefits for
Brazil Eyes New Amazon Dam in Roraima Amid Venezuela Crisis

Brazil Eyes New Amazon Dam in Roraima Amid Venezuela Crisis

Brazil's government has resumed studies to build a large hydroelectric power plant in the northern border state Roraima, which currently relies on the shaky Venezuelan grid, officials at state energy
Commemoration of Brazil's Military Coup Causes Anger, Unease

Commemoration of Brazil's Military Coup Causes Anger, Unease

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests
Canadian police find kidnapped Chinese student Wanzhen Lu after three-day search

Canadian police find kidnapped Chinese student Wanzhen Lu after three-day search

The 22-year-old located with minor injuries a 90-minute drive from site of his abduction near TorontoCanadian police have safely located a missing Chinese student, three days after he became the