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Venezuelan opposition, security forces clash in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuelan opposition, security forces clash in anti-Maduro protest Thu, 06 Apr, 2017

Venezuelan opposition protesters and security officers clashed on Thursday as the country's fragmented opposition gained new impetus against a socialist government it blames for the country's social and economic collapse.
Clashes as Venezuelans protest in political crisis

Clashes as Venezuelans protest in political crisis Tue, 04 Apr, 2017

Protesters clashed with police in Venezuela Tuesday as the opposition mobilized against moves to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.
Paraguay president calls for talks after riots

Paraguay president calls for talks after riots Mon, 03 Apr, 2017

Paraguay's conservative President Horacio Cartes reached out to his opponents Monday for talks after a bid to lift a ban on him seeking re-election sparked deadly riots.
Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead Sun, 02 Apr, 2017

Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed at least 210 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods.
Argentina teachers' strike closes schools

Argentina teachers' strike closes schools Mon, 06 Mar, 2017

A teachers' strike for higher pay in Argentina forced the suspension of classes Monday at the start of the new school term, in a challenge to embattled President Mauricio Macri.
Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming under peace deal

Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming under peace deal Wed, 01 Mar, 2017

Colombia's FARC rebels began disarming Wednesday under a historic peace deal, beginning the delicate transition from guerrilla army to political party after more than half a century at war.
Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.
Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship' Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Guatemala has expelled a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday.
Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in parts of Chile. Emergency officials in the South American country say waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon have caused landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people
Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys

Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

 Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the neighbors.
Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force announced a preliminary agreement in their work toward a permanent ceasefire at peace talks on Thursday.
Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration

Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed

Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

Rioting inmates in Brazil decapitated and brutally assaulted their rivals, killing at least 60, when fighting erupted between two gangs at a prison in the Amazon region, officials said Monday.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
Former Argentine leader Kirchner charged in corruption case

Former Argentine leader Kirchner charged in corruption case Tue, 27 Dec, 2016

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner was charged in a corruption case Tuesday and slapped with a $630-million asset freeze over public tenders awarded to a businessman friend during her administration.

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