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Venezuela Will Allow Opposition to Field Candidates

  CARACAS, June 29 (Reuters) - Venezuela will allow a coalition of major opposition political parties to field candidates in upcoming elections, the head of...

Bill Cutting Indigenous Land Rights Advances in Brazil’s Congress

By Anthony Boadle   BRASILIA, June 29 (Reuters) - A bill allowing commercial agriculture and mining on protected tribal reservations in Brazil advanced in Congress on...

Drought Hit Brazil Enacts Emergency Elec. Power Measures

by Ricardo Brito RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, June 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Monday unveiled emergency hydroelectric measures in response to a drought that has...

Mexico Marijuana: Top Court Says Private Recreational Use Okay

Mexico's Supreme Court has decriminalised the private recreational use of cannabis by adults, calling the current prohibition unconstitutional. In an 8-3 decision, the court...

Peru: Mass Protest Rallies Over Election Result Delay

LIMA, June 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of Peruvians supporting socialist Pedro Castillo and right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori took to the streets on Saturday amid...

Pacific Hurricane Enrique to Drench Mexican Coastline

MEXICO CITY, June 27 (Reuters) - The hurricane Enrique barrelling northwards off Mexico's Pacific coast may strengthen slightly overnight before weakening on Monday, the...

Miami Building Collapse: Diverse Nature of Missing 150

A devoted grandmother, a beloved teacher, the sister of Paraguay's first lady and a mother whose now distraught daughter couldn't take her call, all...

Colombia Offers Reward after Presidential Helicopter Shooting

Colombia has offered a reward of three billion pesos ($796,000; £573,000) for information about an attack on the president's helicopter. Iván Duque was nearing Cúcuta...

Florida Building Collapse: 9 Dead, 150 Missing

Rescue workers say they are searching "every bit of hope" as the hunt for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed Florida apartment block...

Miami Condo Collapse: 4 Dead, 159 Missing

(UPI) -- The death toll from the collapse of an oceanfront condominium tower near Miami Beach rose to four early Friday, with about 159...

Peru: Election Official Quits in Contested Poll Result

Marco Aquino LIMA, June 24 (Reuters) - Peru's already tense election process was plunged into further disarray after one of the four magistrates on the...

Brazil’s Environment Minister Resigns Over Illegal Amazon Logging

Brazil's environment minister has quit ahead of a criminal investigation into claims he obstructed a police inquiry into illegal logging in the Amazon. Ricardo...

Miami Building Collapse: Search for Dead, Injured

BBC- A huge rescue operation is under way in Miami-Dade County, Florida, after a 12-storey residential building partially collapsed, killing at least one person. Rescuers...

UN Vote: Iran Calls US Cuban Blockade a Negative Impact on...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Zahra Ershadi warned that the US unilateral sanctions against...

Brazil Sets Single-Day 115K Record for Coronavirus Cases

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil registered a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the...

Mexico Prison: Six Killed in Fight Between Rival Gangs

BBC- A fight between rival gangs in a prison in Mexico has left six inmates dead and at least nine injured, officials say. The...

Illegal Gold Miners Stalk Amazon, Authorities Look Away

By Hugo Bachega BBC News At around midday on 11 May, Dario Kopenawa, an indigenous leader, received a desperate phone call from a remote village in...

As Venezuela’s Economy Regresses, Crypto Fills Gaps

Brian Ellsworth REUTERS   The new Venezuelan cryptocurrency "Petro" logo is seen at a facility of the Youth and Sports Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela February 23, 2018....

Mexico Border: Asylum Seekers Wait for End of Trump Health...

Laura Gottesdiene Reuters   REYNOSA, Mexico, June 22 (Reuters) - When Salvadoran asylum seeker Liset Ortiz was kidnapped in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on...

Haiti to Finally Get Vaccines, Jamaica Faces Shortage

Haiti is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country expected to benefit directly from a U.S. donation of 14 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine...

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