Susan Richards

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China's American canal could sacrifice Nicaragua's great lake

Imagine a Hawaiian island rising up out of a huge lake and you’ve got something like Nicaragua’s Ometepe. It’s the largest island in Central America’s largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. It’s where Luvys and Dayton Guzman grow plantains in the dark soil nutured by the volcano Concepción and water their …

Central America

Uruguay's left in battle to retain presidency, and marijuana law

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayan voters decide on Sunday whether to give the ruling coalition another term after a decade of strong growth and leftist reforms, or turn to an opposition candidate who says legalizing marijuana production was a step too far.<p>Presidential candidate for the ruling party …

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves before Sunday's election: poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in another poll on Wednesday and looks like a slight favorite heading into what is expected to be the country’s tightest election in decades.<p>Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) …

10 historical superstitions we carry on today

We may think that as a society we have outgrown beliefs in evil spirits and lucky amulets, but in fact, says historical novelist Karen Maitland, most …

Brazilian opposition candidate endorses Neves

SAO PAULO (AP) — Marina Silva, a popular environmentalist who finished third in the first-round of Brazil's presidential election, gave her endorsement Sunday to the opposition candidate challenging President Dilma Rousseff in the Oct. 26 runoff.<p>The endorsement from Silva comes as Rousseff appeared …

Brazil

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Bolivia's Morales coasts to 3rd term as president

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia's president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability the coca growers' union leader has brought to the South American country.<p>Morales, a native Aymara from Bolivia's poor, wind-swept Andean …

Brazil corruption: Rio police arrested over 'extortion racket'

<b>Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.</b><p>Among those arrested was the third-in-command of the city's military police, Colonel Alexandre Fontenelle Ribeiro.<p>Col Ribeiro is the chief of special operations and leads the …

Peru's Humala abruptly replaces his finance minister with key adviser

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s President Ollanta Humala replaced his influential finance minister with the ministry’s chief adviser late on Sunday in a surprise shake-up that comes amid the worst economic slowdown in five years.<p>Peru's Economy Minister Luis Castilla talks to the foreign media during a news …

Colombia vote: Santos re-elected as president

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1085000/1085022_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524749779_137b3b430f19e3ec25cb83a4aa9784a4<p><b>Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia's most dramatic presidential contest in years.</b><p>Mr Santos won nearly 51% of votes and saw off his …

Panama's vice president wins presidential election

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Vice President Juan Carlos Varela pulled off a surprise victory in Panama's presidential election Sunday, thwarting an attempt by former ally President Ricardo Martinelli to extend his grip on power by electing a hand-picked successor.<p>Varela led with 39% of the votes, compared to …

El Salvador confirms leftist presidential win

El Salvador's electoral court has confirmed the victory of ruling-party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren in the <b>presidential election</b> a week ago and thrown out his rival's request to annul the tight contest.<p>Eugenio Chicas, the court's president, said they determined on Sunday that <b>Ceren</b>, from the …

Thousands march in Honduras after election controversy

Thousands of people marched peacefully through the capital of Honduras on Sunday in support of the opposition presidential candidate Xiomara Castro and her claim that last weekend's election was fraudulent.<p>The electoral court has declared the conservative Juan Orlando Hernández of the ruling …

Hernandez and Castro both claim victory in Honduras election

National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez ahead in presidential election after partial vote count and already declaring victory, as is rival Xiomara Castro<p>The conservative ruling party candidate claimed victory in Honduras' presidential election on Sunday as an early vote count put him ahead, …

Favela crackdown produces cache of guns and drugs

Crackdown by military police ahead of World Cup in Rio favela unveils huge haul of guns - including submachine guns - and drugs<p>Military police in Rio de Janeiro have seized a cache of guns and drugs, and arrested 197, after a two-week operation to pacify one of the city's favelas.<p>Complexo do Lins, …

Animal sacrifices are contaminating Venezuela’s water supply

Bottled water prices soar as dead dogs are found in the country’s reservoir<p>In the Venezuelan city of Caracas, bottled water has become such a valuable resource that it retails at twice the price of gasoline. That's because Lake Mariposa's 60-year-old treatment plant, Bloomberg News reports, is too …

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Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital

Latin America is riddled with crime, and no place is more violent than Honduras. It has just 8 million people, but with as many as 20 people killed there every day, it now has the highest murder rate in the world.<p>It would be easy to blame drug trafficking. Honduras and its Central American …

Farc peace talks: Colombia unveils major breakthrough

The Colombian government and leftist Farc rebels have announced a major breakthrough in peace talks aimed at ending nearly half a century of …

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Unmasking Chile's hooded protest movement

<b>They turn up to almost every demonstration in the Chilean capital Santiago and hurl stones, petrol bombs and even acid at the police.</b><p>They spray the walls of the city with graffiti and attack journalists who try to film or photograph them.<p>They are the "encapuchados" or "hooded ones", and they have …