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Venezuela's Deadline

The opposition has until Sunday before President Nicolas Maduro’s regime begins rewriting the constitution.<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will take the first step at the end of the week to reorganize the government. Voters will select a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution, and …

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Lopez Speaks Out in New Video

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appeared in a YouTube video early Wednesday, his first appearance since being placed on house arrest even …

Venezuela: How a rich country collapsed

Venezuela is running out of food. Hospitals are overcrowded with sick children while doctors don't have enough medicine or X-ray machines. Electricity isn't guaranteed.<p>About the only thing Venezuela has in abundance is chaos.<p>The economy has spiraled toward collapse<b>,</b> and a humanitarian crisis has …

Venezuela

'They all deserve to die': Caracas militants vow to take up arms

It was quiet in the dank basement in northwest Caracas, where dozens of young men and women sat on the floor and assembled their weapons. They poured asphalt, gasoline and paint into beer and pop bottles, tying knots in strips of fabric to fashion wicks.<p>Molotov cocktails are cheap and easy to make. …

Shootout in Cancun: Narcos Take Their War Into Hot Beach Resorts

(Bloomberg) -- Carlos Mimenza won’t say whether the 200-man team he’s assembled carry guns. “I’ll have to leave it to your imagination. My lawyers …

Why even foes of Venezuela’s government are wary of U.S. oil sanctions

It’s the “nuclear option” against Venezuela — a U.S. oil embargo that would hit the government of President Nicolás Maduro where it most hurts: the wallet.<p>As the crisis in Caracas intensifies, that lever has never been closer to being pulled. The Trump administration confirmed this past week that …

Venezuela

The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask

CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot.<p>An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.<p>Nearly every day for more than three months, …

Venezuela

Brazil to open up 860,000 acres of protected Amazon rainforest to logging, mining and farming

The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining and …

Brazil protesters pelt politician with eggs at her wedding

<b>A Brazilian politician has accused left-wing protesters of physically and verbally abusing her wedding guests over her family's support for President Michel Temer.</b><p>Maria Victoria Barros, 25, is a member of the state assembly in Parana and daughter of Mr Temer's health minister.<p>Hundreds of …

Former Latin-American Presidents in Venezuela to observe 'unofficial' referendum

A handful of former Latin American presidents arrived in Venezuela on Saturday (July 15) in anticipation of observing an opposition-organized unofficial referendum on the constitution.<p>Opposition groups have called Sunday’s (July 16) plebiscite after months of protests, saying Venezuelans should …

Life Where the Murder Rate Is Sky-High

RIO DE JANEIRO — Sergio Vicente Goulard’s body lay naked on a hospital stretcher, waiting to be identified. A few hours earlier, paramilitaries had shot him in the head inside his home. Luiz Carlos Barbosa was found on the street in the middle of a favela controlled by two criminal gangs; he had …

Crime

The conviction of Lula and the future of Brazil’s political purge

ALMOST three-and-a-half years after it began as a seemingly routine probe into money-laundering, Operation Lava Jato (“Car Wash”) has reached a …

Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen | Reuters

Venezuela

The Brazilian Maker of Havaianas Flip-Flops Was Just Sold For Over $1 Billion

J&F Investimentos, the holding company for one of Brazil’s richest families, has sold its controlling stake in the company that makes Havaianas …

How Venezuela’s ‘Bolivarian bourgeoisie’ profits from crisis

On a Saturday evening in April, Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel hosted a particularly lavish <i>quinceañera</i> — the party traditionally thrown by Latino parents …

Venezuela's fugitive helicopter cop appears at opposition rally

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela's Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition rally in the capital, Caracas, attendees tell CNN.<p>Oscar Perez, an officer in the country's investigative police force, addressed the gathering, urging the …

Venezuela

Lula's conviction proves Brazil is strong enough to reform itself

After Dilma Rousseff was ousted as president in August 2016, Brazil’s pro-impeachment camp confidently proclaimed that “the institutions are …

Buenos Aires: Where to Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Party

Sure, there's tango to watch and steak to eat, but the best thing to do in Buenos Aires is to stay out all night with some locals.<p>If you mention you’re traveling to Buenos Aires, an onslaught of wryly overused clichés soon follow. “You have to go to a tango show!” will likely be the first, followed …

Goldman Was Vilified in Venezuela for Something Big Oil Does Every Day

The reaction was furious when word got out that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had purchased $2.8 billion worth of bonds issued by Venezuela’s state-owned …

Oil

Who Wants To Be President Of Brazil?

Will he stay or will he go?<p>Brazil’s embattled president Michel Temer may yet be forced to step down. He might even, by some total reversal of fortunes in the lower house of Congress, be the victim of a move to impeach. No one knows for sure.<p>To those in the Workers’ Party and more left-wing camps, …

Brazil

Leopoldo López Is Home. But Venezuela Is Not Free.

WASHINGTON — On July 8, the government of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela delivered its most well-known political prisoner, Leopoldo López, to his home. The Supreme Court, which Mr. Maduro effectively controls, said in a one-paragraph statement that it granted Mr. López house arrest on …

Venezuela

Venezuela Cut Deeper Into Junk by S&P

The world’s riskiest credit got another jolt after S&P Global Ratings lowered Venezuela’s rating deeper into junk as the economy spirals down amid …

Venezuela

Drone footage shows Guyana prison fire aftermath

Venezuela: opposition ramps up pressure

World<p>Search for top Bulgarian mountaineer missing in bid to reach Tibetan summit<p>"Alpinists have different survival abilities, they are not like people in the cities, he has real chance to be alive" Radoslava Nenova Boyan Petrov's partner<p>World<p>UK food costs could rise after Brexit. Which foods will …

Foreign Policy

Things are so bad in Venezuela that people are rationing toothpaste

GUARENAS, Venezuela — Five years ago, when Hugo Chávez was president and Venezuela was a much different place, Ana Margarita Rangel could still afford to go to the movies and the beach, or to buy the ingredients she needed to bake cakes.<p>Even three years ago, when the country’s economy was beginning …

Venezuela

Guns, political turmoil and hummingbirds in the living room – my farewell to Latin America

It was the merest of glimpses, but no less thrilling for that. A dark, sleek body, roughly the size of a person, arched elegantly out of the Tapajós river as we approached the São Luis rapids deep in the Amazon. A fraction of a second later, it plunged back below the swirling waters, leaving me …

Brazil

A surreal and oddly pedantic life goes on amid Caracas riots

Venezuela

Life as an Inmate in a Brazilian Prison Cell

Imagine sharing a room with 40 other people in a space made for 12. Imagine having to hang your mattress close to the ceiling because the sewage …

Venezuela marks 100 days of unrest, at a glance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead …

Venezuela