HAVANA (Reuters) – When they are not tending to international affairs, diplomats based in Havana can be found these days stewing in interminable queues at gas stations and concocting ways to increase the octane in fuel as Cuba’s premium gasoline shortage takes its toll.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader and two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said yesterday he has been banned from holding political office for 15 years, a move that could galvanize protests against the leftist government.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition protesters and security officers clashed yesterday as the country’s fragmented opposition gained new impetus against a socialist government it blames for the country’s social and economic collapse.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Protesters in Argentina clashed with police during marches over government austerity measures yesterday as labour unions challenged President Mauricio Macri in the first general strike since he took office 16 months ago.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court must consider the country’s plight when deciding a case accusing President Michel Temer of illegal campaign funding, an incoming justice said, suggesting the tribunal should avoid pitching the nation deeper into crisis.
(Trinidad Guardian) A major question surrounds what happened in a car minutes before Melissa Mohammed-Ramkissoon, 33, of Cedar Hill, Claxton Bay, was shot in the head and driven to the Chaguanas Police Station by a close male relative on Tuesday night.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition lawmakers, some carrying injuries from this week’s protests, yesterday sought the dismissal of Supreme Court judges whom they accuse of propping up a socialist dictatorship.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Brazilian government programme to formally distribute land to thousands of small-scale farmers is helping the country protect its vast forests, according to research presented to lawmakers yesterday.
TEPIC, Mexico, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Standing in El Salvador’s Congress as the Central American state voted to become the first in the world to ban metal mining, Vidalina Morales’ elation was muted by the memory of four activist colleagues killed during a 12-year campaign.
(Trinidad Guardian) Residents of St Rose and Belgrade Streets in Laventille on Monday lamented how their serene neighbourhood had been shattered by a double murder, after two men were killed in a vehicle parked in the area.
(Trinidad Guardian) Residents of St Rose and Belgrade Streets in Laventille yesterday lamented how their serene neighbourhood had been shattered by a double murder, after two men were killed in a vehicle parked in the area.
ASUNCION, April 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters gathered outside Paraguay’s Congress yesterday evening in a new but peaceful demonstration over an unpopular Senate vote for an amendment last week that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s representative to the Organization of American States stormed out of a session of the 34-nation bloc yesterday, calling the meeting a “coup d’etat,” as regional pressure grew for President Nicolas Maduro to fully restore democratic rule in the country.