Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

Latin America

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Dominican election halted after electronic glitch

Municipal elections in the Dominican Republic were suspended four hours after voting began due to a problem with the electronic voting system. Half of the electronic devices used in the nationwide poll did not work properly causing virtual ballot papers not to load properly, the head of the electoral body said. Electoral officials are investigating […]

Guaidó greeted by protests on return to Venezuela

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was met with protests at the airport after returning to Venezuela from an international support-building tour. Supporters of President Nicolás Maduro shouted “fascist!”, grabbed Mr Guaidó’s shirt and pushed him in the airport just outside the capital Caracas. Mr Guaidó, 36, defied a travel ban to go to Colombia, Europe, Canada […]

Critic sorry for destroying $20,000 sculpture

An art critic has apologised for accidentally destroying an installation at a prestigious art fair in Mexico. Avelina Lésper placed an empty drinks can near the work to show her disapproval when it shattered. The installation, by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico, was on display at the OMR Gallery in Mexico City. The work consisted of […]

Drug lord Escobar’s hitman dies in Colombia

A notorious murderer who worked for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has died of stomach cancer, Colombian officials say. Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who boasted of killing 300 people for Escobar, was 57. Known as “Popeye”, he was released from prison in 2014 after more than 20 years and launched a YouTube channel, attracting more than […]

President sorry for his ugly choice of words on sexual harassment

Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno has scrambled to apologise for his comments suggesting women tend to complain about sexual harassment only when it comes from ugly people. In a speech on Friday, Mr Moreno said men were under threat of being denounced for harassment, and added: “At times, with harassment, they torment ugly people. That is […]

Ecuador leader sorry for harassment comments

The president of Ecuador has apologised for saying women only report harassment “when it comes from an ugly person”. His comments at conference in the city of Guayaquil on Friday sparked uproar online. At the same event Lenin Moreno also said that men faced the constant threat of being falsely accused of harassment by women. […]

Venezuela in crisis: All previous updates

Here are all the developments on the Venezuela crisis from January 22 until February 13. Click here for the latest updates on the Venezeuala crisis Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing dispute over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader.  Maduro took office for a second term on January […]

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile

Downpours typical of El Nino continue to cause destruction in South America. Eight people have been killed across the Pacific coast of South America after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides. Three people died in Peru when mudslides hit two towns in the southern Arequipa region. A rescue operation is currently under way to find survivors […]

Venezuela crisis: US revokes visas of some Maduro allies

Trump administration slaps US travel ban on members of Venezuela’s constituent assembly. The Trump administration is imposing a ban on travel to the United States by members of Venezuela’s government-controlled constituent assembly, a senior US official said on Thursday. The US has claimed the constituent assembly, headed by President Nicolas Maduro, is illegitimate, pledging its […]

Venezuela suspends expulsion of US diplomats

Order to expel diplomats suspended for 30 days, as Washington calls on countries to ‘pick a side’. Venezuela postponed a showdown with the United States by suspending a demand that US diplomats leave the country, as Washington called on the world to “pick a side” in the South American nation’s fast-moving crisis. President Nicolas Maduro broke […]