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Fierce gun battles as El Chapo's son arrested in Mexico Fri, 18 Oct, 2019

Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle against Mexican security forces   in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa.

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council Fri, 18 Oct, 2019

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, sparking outcry from the United States, advocacy groups and Latin American countries who say its rights record is appalling.
UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis

UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis Tue, 15 Oct, 2019

The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.
UN calls for calm in Haiti as new protest looms

UN calls for calm in Haiti as new protest looms Fri, 04 Oct, 2019

The United Nations called Thursday for calm in crisis-wracked Haiti, eight days before the end of its police mission in the country.
US sanctions Italy, Panama and Colombia firms over Venezuela ties

US sanctions Italy, Panama and Colombia firms over Venezuela ties Wed, 18 Sep, 2019

The United States  imposed sanctions on 16 companies linked to Colombian businessman Alex Nain Saab Moran, an associate of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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.
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