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Brazil recalls diplomats, officials from Venezuela

Five diplomats, 11 members of consular staff in Caracas, including consul general, removed. Brazil’s right-wing government has started pulling its diplomats out of the embassy and consulate in Caracas as it moves to downgrade relations with Venezuela’s leftist government. Instructions published on Thursday in the official gazette removed five diplomats and 11 members of consular […]

High school students lead protest resurgence in Chile

School year kicks off with renewed rallies as students take to streets to denounce structural inequality in education. Antofagasta, Chile – High school students in Chile are leading a resurgence in the protests against structural inequality that have rocked the country in recent months. This week, as a new school year began, many high-school students […]

Fury fuels historic women’s strike in Mexico

Shocking femicide statistics have prompted a furious reaction from women’s rights groups in Mexico. Anger over the violence is a key part of a one-day national women’s strike in the country. In the hours before she was murdered, Abigail Guerrero Mondragon had been enjoying her nephew’s sixth birthday. At the low-key family gathering, the 20-year-old […]

Ronaldinho arrested over fake passport claims

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in Paraguay on Friday for allegedly using fake passports to enter the country. Prosecutors say they were given the false documents when they landed in the capital Asuncion on Wednesday. The pair had been taken in for questioning and their hotel was searched by police. They […]

Truck crashes into Easter Island sacred statue

The mayor of Easter Island has called for motor restrictions to be put in place in the area after a truck collided with a sacred stone statue. Pedro Edmunds Paoa told local media that the incident had caused “incalculable” damage. A Chilean man who lives on the island was arrested on Sunday and charged with […]

Ronaldinho held in Paraguay over fake passport

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the country, authorities say. Police searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, where the star had been staying with his brother. Paraguay’s interior minister told ESPN Brazil that the pair had not been arrested […]

Guyana votes amid high hopes over oil discoveries

Voters in Guyana will go to the polls in a general election amid hopes that the discovery of huge new oil reserves could transform the South America nation, one of the region’s poorest. A new 65-member National Assembly will be elected for a five-year term, and the leader of the largest coalition or party becomes […]

Millions left without electricity in Venezuela

Though power supply is restored in some parts, the blame game between President Maduro and opposition leader Guaido continues. Embroiled in a major political crisis, Venezuela has been witnessing another tussle for the last two days with millions of people going without power. President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have been rallying supporters […]

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

Barroso was shot multiple times after an unknown assailant knocked on his front door. A Mexican journalist who often covered crime and drug gangs in northern Sonora state has died after being shot at point-blank range in his home near the US border, local authorities said.  Santiago Barroso, 47, was shot multiple times after an […]

Cubans vote on new constitution to replace Cold War-era charter

Vote presents ‘unique opportunity’ to show how many Cubans voice dissent, analysts say. Cubans began voting on Sunday in a referendum on a draft constitution to update its 1976 charter on the heels of significant economic reforms on the island over the past few years. The new constitution, approved in the National Assembly late last […]