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Argentina's Kirchner charged in new corruption case

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas.

Juan Guaido: the 'kid' taking on Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a "survivor," and he proved just that in defying the threat of arrest to make a triumphant return to Venezuela on Monday.

Who backs whom in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - World powers are taking sides in the struggle between the rivals to lead Venezuela, which has pitted some Western nations against Russia, China and others.

Insecurity and the economy dominate El Salvador presidential vote

Sansalvador - Nayib Bukele is favored to win El Salvador's presidency when voters head to the polls on Sunday, as the country grapples with violence, corruption, poverty and an exodus of migrants seeking to reach the United States.

Maduro vs. Guaido: Who is backing whom?

Caracas - Venezuela has been receiving massive attention from the international community since National Assembly chief Juan Guaido declared himself acting interim president of Venezuela.

Protests in Honduras against president heat up

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of people took to the streets across Honduras on Sunday to protest against the president a year after his controversial inauguration.

Four scenarios for Venezuela's growing political crisis

Caracas - The political crisis in Venezuela has intensified since Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, but what happens next depends on the United States and the Venezuelan military.

The forces behind Venezuela's Maduro-Guaido power struggle

Caracas - By declaring himself acting president, Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido sparked a leadership battle with the head of state, Nicolas Maduro.

Juan Guaido: the 'kid' taking on Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a "survivor.

Maduro dismisses legitimacy questions as second term looms

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will begin his second mandate on Thursday plagued by accusations of illegitimacy and increasing international isolation in a country crippled by an economic crisis.

Brazil's Bolsonaro follows through on gun, 'anti-Marxist' vows

Bras - On the eve of taking office as Brazil's new president on Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro is making clear he intends to implement the far-right agenda he promised during his election campaign.

Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left.

Bolivia's Morales ignores unconstitutional accusations in reelection bid

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales is forging on in his bid to win a fourth term in next year's elections, despite mounting opposition against a move branded unconstitutional.

Shaken by corruption, Peruvians back major government overhaul

- Shaken by a string of high-profile corruption scandals, Peruvians overwhelmingly approved a government overhaul that among other things sends all members of Congress packing by mid-2021.

Shaken by corruption, Peruvians back major government overhaul

- Shaken by a string of high-profile corruption scandals, Peruvians overwhelmingly approved a government overhaul that among other things sends all members of Congress packing by 2021.

Weary Venezuelans in low-turnout win for ruling party

Caracas - Venezuelans stayed away in droves Sunday from municipal elections, handing a victory to the ruling party -- but with just 27 percent turnout.National Electoral Council chair Tibisay Lucena put the rate of abstention at 72.6 percent.

Low turnout predicted as Venezuelans elect municipal councils

Caracas - Analysts were expecting a record low voter turnout Sunday in Venezuela's municipal council elections, a vote in which opposition parties were banned from participating.

Protests follow court backing for Morales' fourth-term bid

La Paz - Thousands of people took part in protest marches across Bolivia on Thursday amid a general strike called by opponents of President Evo Morales' bid for a fourth term.

Far-right wins seats in Andalusia parliament in first for post-Franco Spain

Seville - A far-right party won seats in a Spanish regional parliament for the first time since the country returned to democracy following the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, results in Andalusia's election showed.

Ruling Socialists under pressure as far-right eyes Andalusia seats

Seville - Spain's most populous region Andalusia went to the polls yesterday in the first of a series of tests for Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Spanish PM faces first ballot box test in Andalusia polls

Madrid - Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces his first test at the ballot box on Sunday in regional polls in Andalusia which will kick off a series of elections in the country.

Bolsonaro's vision for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro promised in his victory speech Sunday to "change Brazil's destiny," after campaigning on a hardline law-and-order platform.

Brazil's Haddad: Lula stand-in fighting the far right

S - Fernando Haddad is the last hope for those dreading a far-right win in Brazil's presidential election Sunday, but the measured university professor lacks the charisma of his mentor, ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil candidates make final campaign pitches

S - Brazil's presidential candidates made their final push for voters Saturday, with pitches that echoed the gulf between them: leftist Fernando Haddad held a "peace rally" in the favelas, while far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro took to Twitter.

Brazil candidates make final campaign pitches

S - Brazil's presidential candidates made their final push for voters Saturday with pitches that summarized the gulf between them: leftist Fernando Haddad held a "peace rally" in the favelas while far-right front-runner Jair Bolsonaro reached out on Twitte...

Brazil's Haddad: Lula stand-in fighting the far right

S - Fernando Haddad is the last hope for those dreading a far-right win in Brazil's presidential election, but the measured university professor lacks the charisma of his mentor, ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Fake news a 'constant worry' in Brazil vote, say OAS observers

S - The use of mobile messaging platform Whatsapp to spread false information during the Brazilian presidential campaign has reached "a scope never before seen" and is a "constant worry" for Organization of American States (OAS) observers, the head of the ...

Mexico votes in referendum on controversial new airport

Mexico - Mexico's incoming leftist government of President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday opened polls for a referendum on whether or not to keep building a controversial new airport for the capital area.

Viral video turns Brazilian cop into politician

S - It took three gunshots to change Katia Sastre's life, turning the police officer first into a heroine and then one of the most successful politicians in Brazil's general election.

Gays, blacks still voting for Brazil's Bolsonaro despite rhetoric

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him in Sunday's decisive election run-off.
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