The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses
John Bolton's book says Donald Trump's offenses went beyond Ukraine; claims US president begged for China's help in re-election
In his new book, John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, describes instances when the president sought to halt criminal inquiries. He also says President Trump’s loyalists mocked him behind his back.
Eight assailants killed as Venezuela foils bid by ‘terrorist mercenaries from Colombia’ to conduct marine incursion at La Guaira
Venezuela’s government said it foiled a marine incursion on Sunday by terrorist mercenaries who attempted to enter the country on speedboats from neighboring Colombia, adding security forces killed eight of the assailants
Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.
As the world battles a coronavirus outbreak, OPEC officials have been given strict instructions: no handshakes, don’t hug and wash your hands frequently
Venezuelan teen sent back to Mexico alone as US accepts father’s immigration claims; girl in ‘vulnerable situation’ as daughter of political activist, says attorney
A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by US government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father
Venezuela blocks human rights investigators from boarding flight to Caracas; commission member calls it govt’s ‘attempt to hide abuses’
An international human rights commission criticised the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday for blocking its members from boarding a plane for Venezuela, where they planned to investigate alleged abuses
Billionaire investor George Soros, known for his outspoken liberal views, condemns the rise of nationalist dictators, says survival of open societies is endangered as the world faces an even greater crisis: climate change
Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State
Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common
Venezuela wins seat on United Nations Human Rights Council amid criticism of record under Nicolas Maduro’s regime
Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organisations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record
UN struggles to pay employees' salary as world body faces $200-million deficit; list of budget delinquents include US, North Korea, Israel
The United Nations has an overall annual operating budget of several billion dollars, but right now, it's just trying to make sure its employees get paid after this month.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Sifan Hassan leads round of golden doubles, calls herself 'clean athlete'
Sifan Hassan made light of the doping ban handed to her coach Alberto Salazar to complete a historic 1,500/10,000 metres double at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders
US president Donald Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. Trump touched upon topics of trade, defence, immigration in an over 30-minute speech
Donald Trump says John Bolton a ‘disaster’ on N Korea policy, ‘out of line’ on Venezuela, did not get along with administration officials
Trump announced he had fired Bolton a day after North Korea signalled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearisation talks
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires
Jair Bolsonaro has previously cited Bic pens, which are cheap and commonly used in Brazil, as a sign of austerity after the expenses of his predecessors
Leaders of Amazon countries to meet on 6 September to decide rainforests' future, says Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires.
Amazon fires: Brazilian firefighters rushed to spot after military helicopter spots plumes of smoke near Jacunda National Forest in Rondonia state
Amazon is a major absorber of carbon dioxide from atmosphere and described by environmentalists as a critical defense against climate change
British govt pledges £10 million to help restore fire-ravaged Amazon, says Boris Johnson at G7 Summit in France
The pledge came after Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting G7 summit, said that world leaders had agreed to help countries affected by wildfires
UN rights body criticises US sanctions against Venezuela govt, says 'deeply worried' about impact on human rights
The UN rights chief intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as 'extremely broad' with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.
Venezuela president Nicholas Maduro says ‘brutal aggression’ by Donald Trump administration to blame for cancelling talks with Opposition
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro blamed Washington on Wednesday in cancelling scheduled talks with the political opposition, as his embattle regime struggles under the weight of US sanctions.