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Thursday 19 October 2017

For Venezuela, there may be no happily ever after

In the face of rising protest, Venezuela’s government has called on the military to squelch dissent. Efecto Eco /Wikimedia,...

Presidents of Colombia, Mexico and Argentina Are Negotiating Exit of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Presidents of Argentina, Mexico and Colombia are involved in alleged negotiations to give dictator...

Uruguay’s Pharmacies Ran Out of Government Marijuana within Hours on First Day of Legal Sales

Q24N - Uruguay became the first country in the world to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational...

Face of the woman who ruled Peru 1,700 Years ago revealed

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Seven Million Venezuelans In Symbolic Referendum Vote

The symbolic plebiscite was held amid an economic crisis that has left millions of Venezuelans struggling to meet...

Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to...

Venezuela Plebiscite: What is being Voted?

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s opposition have organized a nationwide referendum on Sunday, July 16, which is being held...

Argentina And Chile First In LatAm To Install Sidewalk Traffic Lights

Q24N - A number of cities around the globe are installing traffic lights in pavements to prevent accidents...

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

Peace in Colombia: An act of faith The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is...

Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of...

United States Vice President Pence Plans Trip To Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this month that he will tour some Latin American cities throughout...

Venezuela With The World’s Largest Oil Reserves Is Experiencing Fuel Shortages

Fuel Shortages in Venezuela Worsen As Refineries Operate at 40% Capacity In a country where basic necessities such as...

Women´s Football (Soccer) in Latin America

(Q24N) We need to talk about the organization that oversees all international football matters, the South American Football...

São Paulo Destroys Crackland and Offers Instead Forced Hospitalization for Drug Addicts

It was a rainy Sunday morning when São Paulo’s “Crackland” was destroyed. On May 21, 500 civil and military...

Buenos Aires, the “Smartest” City in Latin America

The Modernization, Innovation, and Technology minister Andy Freire, celebrated the acknowledgement of Buenos Aires as “the smartest city”...

Pope Appeals For “Peaceful and Democratic Dolution” in Venezuela

Pope Francis addressing pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed for peace and...

How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing...

Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

According to a statement by the Financial Superintendence, Bitcoin is considered a high-risk currency. And in Colombia, the...

China Drives Nuclear Expansion in Argentina, but with Strings Attached

Q24N (IPS) - Two new nuclear power plants, to cost US$14 billion dollars, will give a new impetus...

Venezuela on alert after rogue attack

Riot police advance on opposition demonstrators blocking an avenue during an anti-government protest at Los Ruices sector in...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in...

Attorney General: Venezuela is a police state

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz said on Monday during an interview released in...

Bolivian President Acknowledges Coca Production Diverted to Black Market

(Q24N) Bolivian President Evo Morales acknowledged that part of his country’s coca production is being diverted to an...

Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi...

Eight Arrested in Colombia Shopping Mall Bombing

Official press conference announcing the Saturday’s arrest of the alleged bombers of the Centro Andino mall in Bogota The...

‘Mummified Humanoid’ Found in Peru Raises ‘Alien’ Claims

(Q24N) Several self-proclaimed paranormal researchers allege they have discovered proof of aliens near the city of Nazca in...

Colombia’s peso at 7-month high as global oil prices tumble

The Colombian Peso is trading above the 3,000 benchmark The Colombian peso lost 7 months of gains against the...

More Venezuelans Flee to Colombia As Situation Worsens

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn...

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