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Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

Pompeo defends military restraint on Venezuela

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Monday that the United States did not plan a military intervention in Venezuela even as he vowed that leftist leader Nicolas Maduro would one day fall.

Venezuela refugee crisis to become far worse, UN-EU conference told

Apo - The refugee wave in Latin America sparked by Venezuela's implosion will get worse next year, aggravating a regional crisis, a UN representative on the issue told a Brussels conference Monday.

Fires not the only threat facing Amazon

- Raging wildfires have drawn the world's attention to the Amazon but immolation is just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rain forest, environmental experts across the region say.The Amazon, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.

Top US diplomat for Latin America resigns

Washington - The US State Department's top diplomat for Latin American affairs has resigned, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Twitter Thursday.

Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5% in 2019: UN

Santiago - Hit by five years of "economic slowdown," Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5 percent this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said on Wednesday, well below the 1.3 percent projected in April.

Deadly unrest in Latin America's prisons

Rio De Janeiro - The deadly riot in a prison at Altamira in northern Brazil, which left more than 50 dead on Monday, is the latest unrest in Latin America's notoriously overcrowded jails.

Electric scooters zip into traffic chaos in Latin America

Mexico - Electric scooters promised to revolutionize transportation in Latin America's traffic-clogged, smog-choked cities, but critics say they have only added to the free-wheeling chaos.

US politicos woo Latino voters, often with grating Spanish

Miami - The Democratic presidential hopefuls in Miami this week talked tax rates and immigration in Spanish while across town Republicans touted their "Latinos for Trump" campaign.

London Latino heartlands struggle for survival

London - Whenever London's South Americans go looking for a job, a helping hand, the flavours of home or a party with their compatriots, they head to the Latino indoor market in Seven Sisters.

Lima Group concerned over Russian 'provocation' in Venezuela

Buenos Aires - The Lima Group condemned Tuesday the presence of Russian military planes in Venezuela as a provocation threatening regional peace.

Nicaragua joins Cuba, Venezuela on human rights black list

Washington - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Thursday put Nicaragua on its human rights black list along with Venezuela and Cuba, the group said.

US Spanish speakers decry 'second-class' treatment under Trump

New York - When Donald Trump took office, one of his first acts was to remove the White House's Spanish-language web page.

Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term on Thursday with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional leaders declared his re-election illegitimate and shunned his inauguration.

Venezuela's isolated Maduro to begin new term with economy in tatters

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever.

Maduro issues threat to 'interventionist' regional rivals

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at his regional detractors on Wednesday, threatening to take "diplomatic measures" against them if they refuse to acknowledge his re-election.

Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches US border in 2018

Mexico - From the Central American caravans trekking desperately northward to the mass exodus from Venezuela, 2018 was the year the migration crisis swept the Americas and reached the doorstep of the United States.

River edge out Boca after extra time to win Copa Libertadores

Madrid - River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina.

Measles cases soar in Brazil, Venezuela: UN agency

Washington - The Pan-American Health Organization on Friday reported a big jump in measles cases in the Americas this year, with Brazil surpassing crisis-hit Venezuela as the nation with the most confirmed cases.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina

Asunci - The twice-postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between fierce local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played next month outside Argentina, South American football administrators Conmebol said on Tuesday.

Copa Libertadores final postponed after bus attack

Buenos Aires - The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final has been postponed for the second time in as many days following an attack on the Boca Juniors team bus by River Plate fans, organizers Conmebol said on Sunday.

Copa Libertadores final postponed after bus attack: Conmebol

Buenos Aires - The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final has been postponed for the second time in as many days following an attack on the Boca Juniors team bus by River Plate fans, Conmebol said Sunday.

El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in Latin America

Santiago - El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: it is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women.

C.American caravan gains speed, first migrants cross border

Tijuana - Hundreds of Central Americans arrived at the United States's southern border Wednesday, defying visiting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as the rest of a migrant caravan dramatically accelerated its pace to join them.

C.American caravan gains speed, more migrants reach border

Tijuana - Hundreds more migrants reached the US-Mexico border Wednesday, their numbers swelling as the main body of a much larger caravan of Central Americans followed behind them at an accelerated pace through Mexico.

Latin America braces for 'Bolsonaro effect'

Montevideo - Brazil's Latin American neighbors are bracing for a regional "Bolsonaro effect" after the far-right leader's crushing victory in presidential elections.

Pence warns Central American leaders on China ties

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday warned Central American nations to be cautious when building relations with China, which has been increasingly active in the region.

Evangelicals wield voting power across Latin America, including Brazil

Montevideo - Evangelical churches are flourishing across traditionally Catholic Latin America and as the religious movement grows, its influence -- including in this weekend's elections in Brazil -- transforming the region and swinging its politics to the right, an...
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