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Argentina lawmakers present bill to legalize abortion

Argentina lawmakers present bill to legalize abortion Tue, 06 Mar, 2018

Dozens of Argentine lawmakers of all political stripes presented a bill to legalize abortion on Tuesday, launching a debate that promised to divide a deeply Catholic nation.
Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections

Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Salvadorans cast ballots Sunday in legislative and municipal elections that will serve as a test of strength of leftist President Salvador Sanchez Ceren in his final year of office.
Haiti suspends Oxfam's operating right amid misconduct probe

Haiti suspends Oxfam's operating right amid misconduct probe Thu, 22 Feb, 2018

Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam's authorization to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the British charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday.
Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake Sat, 17 Feb, 2018

At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damage from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday.
El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion Thu, 15 Feb, 2018

A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year jail sentence for having an abortion was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of the Supreme Court, her lawyer said.
Brazil to increase army presence on border with Venezuela

Brazil to increase army presence on border with Venezuela Wed, 14 Feb, 2018

Brazil's government will declare an emergency in its northern border state of Roraima to boost funding and troops to help control an influx of Venezuelan refugees into the country, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday.
Top UN court draws new borders for Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Top UN court draws new borders for Costa Rica, Nicaragua Fri, 02 Feb, 2018

The UN's highest court drew new maritime boundaries between Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday seeking to end a decades-long frontier dispute, and ordered Managua to pay compensation for environmental damage.
Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens

Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens Mon, 29 Jan, 2018

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said.
Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro's socialist government.
EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

 European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, blaming regional elections last month for deepening the South American country's crisis.
U.S. orders expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats

U.S. orders expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats Tue, 03 Oct, 2017

The Trump administration on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats after pulling more than half of its own embassy staff out of Havana last week, further escalating tensions between the United States and Cuba.
Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday.
More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico Wed, 20 Sep, 2017

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean Mon, 18 Sep, 2017

Hurricane Maria strengthened rapidly on Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, forcing exhausted islanders -- still recovering from megastorm Irma -- to brace for the worst again.

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