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Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm Sun, 15 Sep, 2019

 Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago.
'Catastrophic' Dorian pounds Bahamas, US evacuates coast

'Catastrophic' Dorian pounds Bahamas, US evacuates coast Mon, 02 Sep, 2019

Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with ferocious wind and rain, the monstrous Category 5 storm wrecking towns and homes as it churned on an uncertain path toward the US coast where hundreds of thousands were ordered to evacuate.

Former Colombian rebel leader announces return to arms Thu, 29 Aug, 2019

A former senior commander of the dissolved FARC rebel army in Colombia announced  he is taking up arms again along with other guerrillas who have distanced themselves from a historic peace accord signed with the government.
Trump switches tone on Iran, raising hopes at G7

Trump switches tone on Iran, raising hopes at G7 Mon, 26 Aug, 2019

US President Donald Trump said  that he had agreed to the Iranian foreign minister flying in for a G7 summit and insisted he was not seeking regime change in Tehran -- a change of tone that could lower tensions.
UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis' Fri, 23 Aug, 2019

 Paris and the United Nations called  for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a "colonialist mentality" over the issue.
Colombian cocaine crops reduce but still world's largest: UN

Colombian cocaine crops reduce but still world's largest: UN Sat, 03 Aug, 2019

 Illegal coca plantations in Colombia reduced slightly in 2018 but the country remains the world's biggest producer of the primary ingredient in cocaine production, the United Nations said.
Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5% in 2019: UN

Latin America set for feeble growth of 0.5% in 2019: UN Thu, 01 Aug, 2019

 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, well below the 1.3 percent projected in April.
Nicaragua releases anti-Ortega protest leaders

Nicaragua releases anti-Ortega protest leaders Tue, 11 Jun, 2019

Nicaragua released dozens of protest leaders detained amid last year's deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega, under a controversial new amnesty law that paves the way for fresh talks with the opposition.

Guatemalans still risk migration despite child deaths in US Wed, 05 Jun, 2019

Flies buzzed around the drinking water and food in the home of Ericka Gutiérrez Vásquez, as her 6-year-old son, Darwin, lay bedridden with diarrhea and vomiting.
Thousands of Colombian FARC rebels return to arms despite peace accord

Thousands of Colombian FARC rebels return to arms despite peace accord Wed, 05 Jun, 2019

Roughly a third of the fighters in Colombia's former FARC rebel army have taken up arms again following a 2016 peace accord, posing a growing security risk in the Andean nation, according to a confidential military intelligence report reviewed by Reuters.
Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru Sun, 26 May, 2019

A powerful 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru, sending frightened residents rushing into the street. Some injuries but no deaths have been reported.
Guaido blasts Venezuela regime after security forces block congress

Guaido blasts Venezuela regime after security forces block congress Tue, 14 May, 2019

Juan Guaido accused the Venezuelan government of trying to "gag" congress after security forces prevented opposition lawmakers from entering the National Assembly, two weeks after the opposition leader's failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down

Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down Sat, 11 May, 2019

Venezuela braced for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest.
Panama votes for president; candidates vow to fight graft and inequality

Panama votes for president; candidates vow to fight graft and inequality Sun, 05 May, 2019

Panamanians vote in a presidential election following a campaign led by a former farm minister whose promises to fight corruption and inequality resonated in the wake of scandals about bribery and the canal nation's role in hiding the wealth of global elites.
Maduro hangs on as Venezuelan protests peter out

Maduro hangs on as Venezuelan protests peter out Thu, 02 May, 2019

Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaido's call to take to the streets  in a bid to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis that increasingly looks like a political stalemate.

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