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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.

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.

Cuba votes in referendum on new constitution

Havana - Cubans voted in a referendum on a new constitution Sunday with the backdrop of mounting pressure from the United States and continued support for Venezuela's socialist regime.

Kirchner corruption trial delayed by three months

Buenos Aires - The corruption trial of former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner, set to begin next week, has been postponed until May, authorities said on Monday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro improving after pneumonia, surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has beaten fever caused by pneumonia after his abdominal surgery two weeks ago, his hospital said Saturday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers suspected pneumonia: doctors

S - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro had a fever and possible pneumonia, his doctors said Thursday, 10 days after the far-right leader underwent surgery on the stomach wound he suffered when stabbed last year.

Generation Guaido: a threat to Chavez-style power in Venezuela

Caracas - More than a decade ago, university students in Venezuela burst onto the political scene by rekindling opposition to then leader Hugo Chavez with street protests that led to the socialist firebrand's only election defeat.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in semi-intensive care after abdominal surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was in semi-intensive care in hospital Monday following abdominal surgery and was set to be stay in the hospital at least another week, his office said.

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.

Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela

Madrid - Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido ruled out the possibility of civil war in his country, saying the overwhelming majority of his compatriots wanted Nicolas Maduro to step down.

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.

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.

Venezuelan military: the muscle behind Maduro

Caracas - The latest developments in Venezuela's political crisis have dealt a severe blow to President Nicolas Maduro -- severe, but not fatal, for one key reason: the military still backs him.

Venezuelan opposition rejoices as lawmaker proclaims himself president

Caracas - Tens of thousands of opposition protesters burst into ecstatic cheering and shouts of joy in the streets of Caracas on Wednesday after parliament leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president.

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

Caracas - Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a "survivor.

Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition-controlled but powerless National Assembly stepped up its battle with President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday by offering an amnesty to anyone from the military who joins it in disavowing the socialist leader.

Maduro accuses opposition of staging arrest of parliament president

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his opponents Monday of staging the arrest of parliament president Juan Guaido by intelligence service agents.

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.

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.

Venezuela's armed forces declare 'loyalty' to Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces declared "absolute loyalty" to President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, just two days before the socialist leader is sworn in for a second term of office.

Bolsonaro strips agency of right to decide native land in Brazil

Bras - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stripped an agency of the responsibility to demarcate indigenous lands in a move that has unsettled native rights groups and even some farm businesses that will benefit.

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.

Anti-missile defenses protect Bolsonaro investiture

Bras - Anti-missile defenses and warplanes are set to be activated Tuesday as part of a security shield protecting the investiture of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro.

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.

Costa Rica passes decrees boosting LGBT rights

San Jos - Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado on Friday signed a number of decrees and norms granting various rights to the LGBT community.

Bolsonaro government has military, conservative streak

Bras - Brazil's next government, under incoming far-right president Jair Bolsonaro who takes power in three weeks, will be neo-liberal economically, morally conservative and heavy reliant on a contingent of ex-military figures.

Brazil's Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief

S - Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest is under threat.
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