UN urges calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest

2014-02-27 11:35:08

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in calming the nation's worst unrest in a decade.

Brazil vows to fight sex tourism ahead of World Cup

2014-02-26 13:47:40

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spotlighted the government's commitment to fighting sex tourism, in the wake of two controversial T-shirts of Adidas ahead of the World Cup.

US expels Venezuelan diplomats

2014-02-26 09:55:10

The United States said Tuesday that it has asked three Venezuelan envoys to leave within 48 hours in retaliation against a similar move by the South American nation last week.

Colombian govt begin new round of talks with rebels

2014-02-25 15:11:28

The Colombian government and the biggest guerrilla group in the country began a new round of peace talks in Havana on Monday, which focuses on drug trafficking.

Protest continues in Venezuela

2014-02-24 10:47:50

Venezuelans living in Dominican Republic take part in a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, on Lincoln Street of Santo Domingo February 23, 2014.

Mexico confirms capture of most wanted drug lord

2014-02-23 10:18:19

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed the capture of the world's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as El Chapo, in the Pacific resort of Mazatlan Saturday morning.

Venezuela protesters, troops clash

2014-02-21 13:25:39

Security forces and protesters fought around Venezuela on Thursday in streets blocked by burning barricades and a supporter of socialist President Nicolas Maduro was shot dead, the sixth fatality from more than a week of violence.

Consortium resumes work on Panama Canal expansion

2014-02-21 11:53:09

A Spanish-led consortium resumed expansion work on the Panama Canal on Thursday, raising hopes the two sides will finally draw a line under an acrimonious stand-off over massive cost overruns.

EU to help improve Bolivia's justice system

2014-02-21 11:09:26

The European Union (EU) will help Bolivia improve its justice administration at the request of the government of President Evo Morales, local media reported Thursday.

Venezuelan opposition leader turns himself in

2014-02-19 09:57:41

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, wanted by authorities on charges of inciting violence, handed himself over to police on Tuesday amid waves of pro- and anti-government rallies in Caracas.

Venezuela expels US diplomats

2014-02-18 11:07:47

The Venezuelan government on Monday ordered three US diplomats accused of inciting violent protests that left three people dead and dozens injured to leave the country within two days.

Brazil Minerals to expand China presence

2014-02-17 06:11:58

Brazil Minerals, Inc — a diversified Brazilian mining company with revenue from a number of precious metal operations — will increase its presence in China with a representational office in Beijing.

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