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Mudslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Brazil's mega-city Sao Paulo.
Venezuela has withdrawn its top diplomat from the United States in response to Washington’s renewal of sanctions on several Venezuelan officials.
Brazil has officially filed charges against the country’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation.
Partially dissolved remains of several people have been found in acid filled barrels in Mexico’s central Puebla state.
Students in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal have clashed with police in protest at a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, which seeks to limit legislative powers of the …
More than 31,500 people, including at least 5,013 pregnant women, have been infected with the Zika virus in Colombia, the government announced on Saturday.
Venezuela’s opposition has vowed to speed up efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a top court gave him expanded authority over the country’s struggling economy.
The Palestinian Authority has inaugurated its first diplomatic mission in the Western Hemisphere in Brazil as diplomatic tensions escalate between the regime of Israel and the South American state.
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:06

WHO declares Zika virus global health emergency

Microcephaly is a condition in which babies are born abnormally with small heads and underdeveloped brains. Since October when the neurodevelopmental disorder gained traction in Brazil with over 4,000 reported …
At least eleven people have been fatally shot at a birthday party in southern Mexico, authorities say.
The Brazilian government is to send at least 220,000 troops across the country to conduct a “house to house” operation for uprooting the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the latest move to …
The UN Security Council has approved a resolution ordering the formation of a monitoring body that would observe cessation of hostilities between the Colombian government and rebels.
Sunday, 24 January 2016 14:10

Potentially dangerous virus Zika reaches UK

Health officials have revealed that three British citizens have been infected with the Zika virus that may kill newborns.
Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly has rejected a presidential decree for "emergency powers" amid a slumping economy.
Officials in Haiti have delayed presidential and parliamentary run-off elections amid ongoing protests and opposition demands calling for a halt to the vote over alleged fraud.
Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro has declared a 60-day economic state of emergency aimed at protecting social rights in the spheres of education and medical care.
Sean Penn, a famed American actor, says he interviewed Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his hideout, months before his recent recapture.
Mexico will extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States after his arrest following a prison break last year. The process will begin as …
Security forces in Mexico have recaptured notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after a fierce gun battle, six months after his second escape from a maximum security prison in …
Friday, 08 January 2016 18:55

Brazil inflation hits 13-year high

Official figures show that Brazil's inflation hit the highest level in 13 years in 2015 over what many believe has been a result of economic mismanagement that has been worsened …
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