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09:17 2019-09-17

Hurricane Dorian survivors spared by Humberto still face an uncertain future As Tropical Storm Humberto passed by the Bahamas before becoming a hurricane, residents recovering from Hurricane Dorian worried they would be pummel...
01:15 2019-09-17

Missouri attorney general refers 12 cases of alleged Catholic clergy sex abuse for prosecution Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday said he is referring 12 cases of alleged sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy to local aut...
10:45 2019-09-14

Without Homes, or a State: In Dorian-Battered Bahamas, Haitians Are Hard Hit More than 2,000 people evacuated to Nassau from ravaged islands, almost all Haitian, are in shelters with nowhere to go. ‘Some dogs are living better...
08:45 2019-09-14

‘This Takes Away All Hope’: Rule Bars Most Applicants for Asylum in U.S. The new rule will likely place many more migrants in danger as they debate whether to remain in Mexico as asylum seekers, try their luck in an increa...
04:15 2019-09-13

Number of Missing in Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Plummets The count is falling as the government cross-references the names of people reported missing with those who have sought shelter or been evacuated fro...
23:15 2019-09-12

1,300 people are listed as missing nearly 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas The number of missing in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian has dropped significantly, to 1,300, providing a bit of rare good news in one of the ...
19:15 2019-09-12

They came to enjoy paradise. Now, they're helping their Bahamian neighbors recover from Dorian's wrath Since Hurricane Dorian tore a path near the exclusive Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, patrons of the vast resort community -- itself devastated by the...
22:45 2019-09-11

Sweet, Salty, Sour, and Part of Mexico’s Soul Chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano peppers topped with a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds — makes a brief but grand appearance every Septemb...
14:45 2019-09-11

'They were fighting for water to bathe. Water to drink.' Evacuees describe devastation in Bahamas after Dorian Some Hurricane Dorian survivors evacuated to the United States from the Bahamas are arriving with little more than their harrowing stories of the sto...
19:15 2019-09-10

Censorship row makes superheroes' gay kiss front page news in Brazil After Rio de Janeiro's evangelical mayor tried to ban an illustration of two male superheroes kissing from a book fair, one of Brazil's biggest newsp...
19:15 2019-09-10

90 dogs and 7 cats died in flooding at a Bahamas animal shelter A massive storm surge in the Bahamas killed about 90 dogs and seven cats in an animal shelter during Hurricane Dorian, according to staffers at the s...
19:15 2019-09-10

A Houston Activist Invited ICE to a Community Meeting. Now, He Faces Deportation. Roland Gramajo, 40, is being held in federal custody pending deportation proceedings. His family believes he drew the authorities’ attention only bec...
11:15 2019-09-10

Sweet, Salty, Sour — and Part of Mexico’s Soul Chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano peppers topped with a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds — makes a brief but grand appearance every Septemb...
22:15 2019-09-09

Diego Maradona: Argentina legend unveiled as Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata manager Thousands of fans greet the unveiling of Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona, after he was announced as new manager of Gimnasia, who are bottom ...
16:15 2019-09-09

220 dogs, 50 cats died in flooding at Bahamas animal shelter A massive storm surge in the Bahamas killed about 220 dogs and 50 cats in an animal shelter during Hurricane Dorian, according to staffers at the she...
09:15 2019-09-09

Corpses Strewn, People Missing a Week After Dorian Hit the Bahamas The total number of those missing and dead may not be known for weeks, even months. But a walk through one of the hardest hit areas showed several bo...
05:15 2019-09-09

Bahamas: ‘Clock is ticking’ to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Dorian, says UN “The clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNIC...
03:15 2019-09-09

Rio's mayor tried to ban book featuring kiss between two male superheroes. Now it's sold out An Avengers comic book featuring a kiss between two male superheroes has sold out at a Rio de Janeiro book fair after the city's conservative mayor a...
20:45 2019-09-07

Two Men Kiss in a Comic Book, and a Mayor Orders a Raid The raid drew a backlash from festival organizers, publishing houses, comedians and, finally, a Brazilian court, which barred the mayor from further ...
19:45 2019-09-07

He put his son on a roof to keep him safe after hurricane hit. A storm surge swept away the 5-year-old Adrian Farrington struggled to keep his 5-year-old son afloat after Hurricane Dorian hit their home on Abaco Island in northwestern Bahamas. They clu...
17:15 2019-09-06

Dorian cut off the town of High Rock on Grand Bahama for days and nearly every structure is destroyed Pictures and stories of devastation in remote Bahamian towns like High Rock -- inaccessible for days after Hurricane Dorian -- are only now beginning...
17:15 2019-09-06

He put his son on a roof for safety after the hurricane hit. A storm surge swallowed the 5-year-old Adrian Farrington struggled to stay afloat with his 5-year-old son after Hurricane Dorian hit their home on Abaco Island in northwestern Bahamas. The...
11:15 2019-09-06

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the W...
22:45 2019-09-05

A Bahamas fisherman had to watch helplessly as his wife drowned As Hurricane Dorian ravaged Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, fisherman Howard Armstrong had to watch helplessly as his wife died in the risin...
06:45 2019-09-04

The Amazon is burning. The climate is changing. And we're doing nothing to stop it Soaring in a plane above the Amazon isn't meant to sting your eyes with smoke and cause your pilot to climb frantically just to get visibility back. ...
06:45 2019-09-04

‘A Disastrous Outcome’: In Bahamas, Hurricane Cripples Rescue Efforts The true extent of its toll is only beginning to emerge, even as Hurricane Dorian continues to lash the archipelago. About 60 percent of the land is ...
01:15 2019-09-04

Dorian Photos: Scenes of Devastation From the Bahamas Homes inundated with water up to their roofs. Desperate residents wading through the storm surge. Cars submerged on flooded roods. Images from the hu...
22:15 2019-09-03

UN ‘prioritizing needs’, ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday th...
22:15 2019-09-03

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm’s Reach Sprawls From Bahamas to Florida Now a Category 2 storm, Dorian’s winds and rains have begun to lash the Florida shore as the storm continues to pound the Bahamas, where rescue miss...
21:45 2019-09-03

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Threatens Florida As It Pounds the Bahamas The center of the storm was just north of Grand Bahama Island, delivering 110 m.p.h. winds and ceaseless downpours. It could move “dangerously close”...
20:15 2019-09-03

Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the m...
10:15 2019-09-03

Hurricane Dorian Batters Bahamas, Killing at Least 5: ‘a Historic Tragedy’ Dorian may be super-powerful, but it’s moving at a snail’s pace. That gives its torrential rains more time to produce floods, and its winds more time...
07:45 2019-09-03

Abaco Islands, at a Remove From the Bahamas’ Resorts, Feel Hurricane’s Wrath The small islands, sparsely populated by fishermen, manual laborers and migrants from Haiti, reportedly had thousands of homes damaged or destroyed b...
07:45 2019-09-03

Galatasaray sign Radamel Falcao as Mario Lemina and Florin Andone join on loan Galatasaray sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco as Florin Andone and Mario Lemina join on season-long loans from Brighton and Southampto...
07:45 2019-09-03

At Least Five Dead as Hurricane Dorian Batters Bahamas Dangerous conditions made it hard to search for victims and assess the damage caused by one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record. But offic...
00:15 2019-09-03

Argentina Restricts Access to Foreign Currency to Stave Off Financial Crisis The imposition of currency controls is a remarkable about-face for Argentina’s president, who was elected on the promise of liberalizing the economy....
00:15 2019-09-03

Activist Greta Thunberg gets preview of UNHQ ahead of climate summit Two days after disembarking from her carbon-free yacht in New York, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg paid a visit to UN Headquarters on Friday, a...
23:45 2019-08-30

The H.M.S. Terror Sank in the 1840s. See What It Looks Like Now. An underwater exploration this month revealed the wreckage, much of it well preserved by cold water, lack of light and layers of silt, that likely co...
23:15 2019-08-30

As the Amazon fires rage, members of this indigenous community brace for their world to change An orange hue greets dusk in the Campos Amazonicos. It is then, as the sun's punishing glare ends, that the firefighters can comfortably approach the...
20:45 2019-08-30

Amazon Forests Are Being Razed at Breakneck Speed, and Not Only in Brazil Huge expanses of rainforest are being cut down in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. The trend shows how advances in political stability and economic integr...
18:45 2019-08-30

Thursday’s Daily Brief: UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis, dramatic resurgence' of measles in Europe, a UN News visit to former nuclear test site, Colombian law for disabled persons receives praise, Security Council on violence in Yemen A recap of Thursday's stories: 'No end in sight' to massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees; 'Dramatic resurgence' of measles threatens ...
03:15 2019-08-30

Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coherent, predictable and harmonized’ response: UNHCR There is “no end in sight” to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (U...
23:45 2019-08-29

How American Gun Laws Are Fueling Jamaica’s Homicide Crisis Hundreds of thousands of guns sold in the United States vanish because of loose American gun laws. Many reappear on the Caribbean island, turning its...
22:15 2019-08-29

Colombia’s Former FARC Guerrilla Leader Calls for Return to War The call, made in a video by the ex-commander known as Iván Márquez, could signal the unraveling of a peace agreement that ended a 52-year war that l...
22:15 2019-08-29

Bolsonaro bans land-clearing fires in Amazon for 60 days Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has banned the use of fire to clear land throughout the country for 60 days, in response to the massive increase in...
20:45 2019-08-29

With Amazon on Fire, Environmental Officials in Open Revolt Against Bolsonaro Hundreds of environmental protection professionals in Brazil warn that budget and personnel cuts set the stage for a rise in deforestation and fires....
22:45 2019-08-28

Canada Set to Deport Chinese Dissident Canada is set to deport to China a dissident accused of violent attacks, but his supporters say he faces jail time and is in need of psychiatric help...
22:45 2019-08-28

What the Amazon's fires mean for its animals As flames burn through Brazil's rainforest, its inhabitants are at risk of losing their homes. The fires pose a serious threat to the Amazon's delica...
21:45 2019-08-28

Brazil midfielder Wanderson's kiss celebration goes wrong Brazilian midfielder Wanderson is left red-faced after running into the stands to celebrate his winning goal with his wife - only to see the goal rul...
11:45 2019-08-28

Brazil Angrily Rejects Millions in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7, Then Accepts British Aid President Jair Bolsonaro suggested he would reconsider accepting aid from the Group of 7 if France’s president withdrew “insults made to my person.” ...
02:45 2019-08-28

Brazil’s Bolsonaro on the Environment, in His Own Words With criticism mounting on the policies of Brazil’s president, he has promised to combat fires raging in the Amazon. But he has long supported scalin...
02:45 2019-08-28

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he 'loves' the Amazon. But his policies are designed to wreak havoc on it Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning, with more than one-and-a-half soccer fields worth of rainforest destroyed every minute of every day, according...
21:45 2019-08-27

Brazil rejected millions in Amazon aid. Hours later, Bolsonaro hinted at a reversal Brazil has escalated its war of words with global powers over the Amazon fires, announcing it would reject $20 million in foreign aid before the coun...
21:45 2019-08-27

Brazil Says It Will Reject Millions in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7 President Jair Bolsonaro suggested that he would reconsider accepting the aid if President Emmanuel Macron of France withdrew “insults made to my per...
16:45 2019-08-27

Brazil's indigenous guardians of the Amazon For decades, the Waiapi have lived in the Brazilian state of Amapa in near-isolation from the non-indigenous world and in harmony with the rainforest...
10:45 2019-08-27

Amid Outrage Over Rainforest Fires, Many in the Amazon Remain Defiant Farmers in the Amazon say global scorn over a rise in deforestation and fires is unwarranted, backing President Bolsonaro as he strikes a defiant ton...
01:45 2019-08-27

Brazil's Bolsanaro says he 'loves' the Amazon. But his policies are designed to wreak havoc on it Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning, with more than one-and-a-half soccer fields worth of rainforest destroyed every minute of every day, according...
19:45 2019-08-26

Flying above the Amazon fires, 'all you can see is death' The smoke is so thick, at times the Cessna airplane had to climb to stay out of it. At times your eyes burn and you close the air vents to keep the c...
19:45 2019-08-26

Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5 million in aid amid Amazon fires Earth Alliance, a new environmental organization created by Leonardo DiCaprio and his philanthropic friends, Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, has...
19:45 2019-08-26

Bolivia's Amazon is on fire too. More than 1.8 million acres have been burned While the world's attention focuses on the destructive Amazon wildfires in Brazil, devastating blazes have decimated swathes of tropical forests and ...
19:45 2019-08-26

One Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad Hundreds of thousands of guns sold in the United States vanish because of loose American gun laws. Many reappear in Jamaica, turning its streets into...
10:45 2019-08-25

Brazil Marshals Forces to Fight Amazon Fires (and Restore ‘Positive Perception’) The fires had burned for weeks but plunged President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration into crisis mode only now, after photographs began circulating w...
23:45 2019-08-24

Brazil Military Mobilizes to Fight Amazon Fires, and Restore ‘Positive Perception’ The fires had burned for weeks but plunged President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration into crisis mode only now, after photographs began circulating w...
19:45 2019-08-24

Amazon fires and sanctions high on agenda as G7 leaders meet at summit Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to be making a surprising reversal when he announced plans to send armed forces to fight the fires in the Am...
13:45 2019-08-24

Here's what we know about the fires in the Amazon rainforest Brazil's Amazon rainforest is in flames, burning at the highest rate since 2013, when that nation's space research center first began tracking fires ...
21:45 2019-08-23

Amazon Fires Prompt Alarm in Europe, and Anger at Brazil’s Government President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change, and said he would try to kill a major t...
20:45 2019-08-23

The Amazon is burning because the world eats so much meat The Amazon fires are no accident. Many of them are being set by ranchers to clear land for cattle -- a traditional practice emboldened by Brazil's pr...
15:45 2019-08-23

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to...
08:45 2019-08-23

Amazon fires: Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio among celebrities to speak out Huge fires have been blazing through the Brazilian rainforest this week, with more than half in the Amazon region. The fires spell disaster for the l...
08:45 2019-08-23

France's Macron calls Amazon rainforest fires an 'international crisis' French President Emmanuel Macron has angered his Brazilian counterpart by saying the wildfires blazing in the Amazing rainforest are an "internationa...
08:45 2019-08-23

FROM THE FIELD: Argentina Preserving Pristine Forests Thousands of species of animals and plants which are indigenous to a vast forest in Argentina could be saved thanks to a partnership between the Unit...
07:15 2019-08-23

Ex-MLB players implicated in major drug trafficking organization, Dominican officials say The Dominican attorney general implicated a former Major League Baseball all-star and a journeyman pitcher on Wednesday in a drug trafficking and rin...
08:45 2019-08-22

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against cli...
08:45 2019-08-22

Former Farc rebels become eco-warriors to stop deforestation in the Amazon Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the ...
02:45 2019-08-21

Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 people hostage on a bus in Brazil A man who took a bus and 37 people hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, according...
00:45 2019-08-21

A trail of 'bloody gold' leads to Venezuela's government The crash of steel pounding rock echoes through the dark gallery, as Darwin Rojas, 43, hammers away in a small corner. He's muddy, sweaty and breathi...
00:45 2019-08-21

Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 bus passengers hostage in Brazil A man who took a bus and its 37 passengers hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, a...
16:15 2019-08-20

Salvadoran Woman Charged With Homicide After Stillbirth Is Cleared The decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, which say a strict abortion ban has led to overze...
06:15 2019-08-20

Salvadoran woman at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted of all charges A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El...
01:45 2019-08-20

Salvadoran Court Acquits Woman Charged With Homicide After Stillbirth The decision was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, who say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealous prosecution of low-income women w...
22:15 2019-08-19

UN refugee chief impressed with Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to plight of fleeing Venezuelans While praising the “efficient, coordinated, humane and innovative response” by Brazil on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans, the UN refugee chief has said...
18:45 2019-08-19

Prosecutors demand 40 years in abortion trial in El Salvador The controversial retrial of a rape victim in El Salvador concluded Friday, a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's s...
03:45 2019-08-17

Music producer guilty of sexually abusing singer in Mexico A music producer accused of sexually abusing a young singer in Mexico -- whom he represented and mentored for several years -- has been found guilty ...
03:45 2019-08-17

The transformation of Mexico under leftist nationalist AMLO It was early April 2018. The Mexican presidential campaigns were heating up and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, running for the third time for the highe...
22:15 2019-08-16

Leftist Atop Argentina Race Moves From Kirchner’s Shadow. Will His Policies Follow? The markets were rocked by the prospect of ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returning to power. But it’s Alberto Fernández, a moderate, wh...
19:45 2019-08-16

Trudeau, Once the Bright New Hope, Enters Campaign Tarnished by Scandal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada hope for reelection rests with a small number of uncommitted voters following an ethics watchdog’s findings t...
19:45 2019-08-16

Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador The retrial of a teenage rape victim will continue Friday in El Salvador, in a case that has drawn global attention to the country's strict anti-abor...
14:45 2019-08-16

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need  The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela throug...
23:45 2019-08-14

Trudeau Violated Ethics Law in SNC-Lavalin Case, Watchdog Finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was found to have broken the law in how he and his staff handled the corruption case of a major engineering f...
18:45 2019-08-14

Guatemala's new president could give Trump a huge headache on immigration Guatemala has a new president-elect -- and Donald Trump should probably pay attention. Alejandro Giammattei has been outspoken in his opposition to a...
07:15 2019-08-13

Argentina’s Macri Trounced in Primary by Voters Angry Over Economy The results of Sunday’s primary elections vindicated Argentina’s leftist former leader, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is running on a different...
00:15 2019-08-13

We Wanted to Know How Online Radicalization Was Changing the World. We Started With Brazil. What we found there, for an article and an episode of “The Weekly,” went far beyond anything we had anticipated, with important, disturbing lessons f...
06:45 2019-08-12

How YouTube Radicalized Brazil YouTube built its business on keeping users hooked. This has been a gift to extremist groups. An investigation in the company’s second-biggest market...
06:45 2019-08-12

Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada's Howe Sound The Sea to Sky Gondola, located in Squamish, British Columbia, wasn't in operation at the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 4:30 ...
02:30 2019-08-11

The suspects in Canada killings are believed dead, but what led to the crimes is still a mystery A manhunt for two suspects in a series of killings in remote northern Canada appears to have ended with the discovery of the fugitives' bodies, polic...
08:00 2019-08-09

US sanctions could 'significantly exacerbate' Venezuela's crisis, UN warns Newly imposed US sanctions on Venezuela could "significantly exacerbate" the crisis that ordinary civilians are facing in the country, United Nations...
08:00 2019-08-09

Child soldiers recruited from Venezuelan refugees: Report As Venezuelans flee their country in search of safety and economic security, new dangers lurk across the border. In Colombia's northeast, where many ...
12:00 2019-08-08

Canada authorities believe they have found bodies of suspects in killings Authorities believe they have found the bodies of two Canadian men suspected of killing three people last month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sa...
01:30 2019-08-08

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive langu...
23:30 2019-08-07

Felix Auger-Aliassime Picks Up Where Denis Shapovalov Left Off The two young Canadians shared living quarters during the Rogers Cup two years ago, when Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal. Now Auger-Aliassime is the ...
19:00 2019-08-07

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Now is the Time for Action’ At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a...
15:00 2019-08-07

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Time for Dialogue Is Over’ At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a...
08:00 2019-08-07

America's gun culture vs. the world Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have reignited the debate around gun rights in the US. Here's how America's gun culture compares to the rest of the ...
16:00 2019-08-06

Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have sought refuge in Colombia. Children born there were undocumented. This decision lets them access education and...
12:30 2019-08-06

Mexico considers the El Paso shooting an 'act of terrorism' against Mexican citizens, official says Mexico's government considers the shooting in El Paso, Texas, an act of terrorism against Mexican citizens and will be participating in the investiga...
07:15 2019-08-06

After El Paso Attack, Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S. The foreign minister said Mexico would take “effective, immediate and blunt legal action” to protect Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the U.S...
19:15 2019-08-05

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights ch...
05:30 2019-08-04

Two missing Canadians are now suspects in the deaths of three people Two Canadian teens who were believed missing are now suspects in the shooting deaths of a young American woman and her Australian boyfriend, as well ...
23:45 2019-08-03

Scientist who called out Bolsonaro on Amazon deforestation is fired Brazil has fired the head of a government agency that found a steep rise in deforestation in the Amazon, following a public spat with far-right Presi...
15:30 2019-08-03

Read: Leaked diplomatic letters over A$AP Rocky Read the full text of a letter written by the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O'Brien and leaked earlier on Twitter. Addr...
05:30 2019-08-03

Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil The president claimed a government monitoring agency had released deforestation data with the intent to harm Brazil’s image abroad, a decision that i...
03:30 2019-08-03

Canadian police begin to scale back search for teenage murder suspects Authorities in Canada announced Wednesday that they will begin scaling back efforts to locate two teenage murder suspects believed to be hiding in a ...
07:15 2019-08-01

Venezuelan Elites Accused of Food Corruption Scheme Three stepsons of President Nicolás Maduro and a Colombian business partner are accused of running a scheme to siphon money meant to feed the country...
03:30 2019-08-01

After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules The administration has signed an agreement with Guatemala to require migrants who travel through that country to seek asylum there instead of in the ...
03:30 2019-08-01

Miners Kill Indigenous Leader in Brazil During Invasion of Protected Land Land invasions in indigenous territories are on the rise across Brazil. Indigenous leaders say they regularly come under threat by miners, loggers an...
03:30 2019-08-01

Teenage Murder Suspects Vanish Into Canada’s Wilderness Officers with dogs, drones and helicopters are hunting for two teenage suspects in bush, swamp and forest. It is an optimal place to hide — and a dif...
03:30 2019-08-01

The U.S. and Guatemala Reached an Asylum Deal: Here’s What It Means President Trump says the deal will take effect soon. But there are still major obstacles to clear — and uncertainty about its potential effectiveness...
03:30 2019-08-01

Ronaldinho: Ex-Brazil and Barcelona star has property seized over unpaid fines Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho has 57 properties seized and his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and fines, according ...
21:15 2019-07-31

Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on th...
20:30 2019-07-31

Father of suspect in three killings in Canada says son plans to go out 'in blaze of glory' The father of one of two Canadian teens wanted in the killings of a young American woman, her Australian boyfriend and a Canadian man said Wednesday ...
18:00 2019-07-31

Cardinal Ortega, former Havana archbishop who played role in US-Cuba thaw, dies at 82 Former Havana Archbishop Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, a key figure in the secret negotiations that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations...
18:00 2019-07-31

Manhunt for murder suspects focuses on a small Canada town with brutal conditions The manhunt for two Canadian teenagers suspected of killing three people is focusing on a swampy, small town in rural northern Manitoba with just ove...
18:00 2019-07-31

Canadian authorities will go door-to-door in rural town in search for murder suspects The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will begin knocking on every door in a small town in rural northern Manitoba in hopes of generating tips in the sea...
18:00 2019-07-31

Tip on suspected killers leads to remote Canada, authorities say The manhunt for two young men suspected in the killing of three people in Canada shifted to a remote community of about 500 after police received a t...
18:00 2019-07-31

Prison riot in Brazil leaves 16 inmates decapitated and dozens more killed At least 57 people were killed, including 16 who were decapitated, during a vicious gang battle that erupted in a prison in northern Brazil on Monday...
18:00 2019-07-31

Bolsonaro doubts tribal leader's 'murder', repeats call to mine the Amazon The international community is speaking out against the killing of an indigenous tribal leader in Brazil's Amazon, even as the country's president sa...
18:00 2019-07-31

Two missing Canadians are suspects in the deaths of three people Two Canadian teens who police said were missing last week are now considered to be suspects in the shooting deaths of a young American woman and her ...
21:30 2019-07-23

Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power It was the fourth major blackout to hit Venezuelans in less than five months. The government blamed Monday’s outage on “an electromagnetic attack,” w...
03:45 2019-07-23

US-bound migration already cut 30%, says Mexico Mexico has sharply reduced migration across its territory toward the United States, officials say, and recent polls suggest hardening local attitudes...
02:15 2019-07-23

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica, ministry says, urging caution Nineteen people have died from consuming alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol in Costa Rica, where the Ministry of Health issued a national ...
23:45 2019-07-21

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’...
00:15 2019-07-20

Canadian government agrees to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement for claims of sexual misconduct in the armed forces The Canadian government has agreed to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement to members of the Armed Forces and Department of National Defense who allege...
12:30 2019-07-19

Argentina Designates Hezbollah Terrorist Group on 25th Anniversary of Bombing The designation, which came a day before a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, coincided with the anniversary of a 1994 attack on a Jewish commu...
00:45 2019-07-19

Dominican authorities announce new safety measures to ease tourists' fears The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism is rolling out new safety measures in an effort to calm the fears of Americans traveling to the Caribbea...
16:45 2019-07-18

As druglord Joaquin Guzman got life in prison, his daughter launched her El Chapo clothing line As druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was learning Wednesday he won't likely ever see freedom again, his daughter launched a clothing line in Mexico ...
03:45 2019-07-18

El Chapo’s Life Sentence a ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ for Mexico as Violence Soars One of the biggest disappointments of El Chapo’s capture is that instead of ending the drug trade, it has instead been a major catalyst of the violen...
01:15 2019-07-18

Un train explose et fait 47 morts. Six ans plus tard, les wagons qui traversent les villes canadiennes ne sont pas plus rassurants. Devant l’ampleur du désastre en ce 6 juillet 2013, le Canada est scandalisé, sous le choc. Toutes les villes, grandes et petites, sont de plus en plu...
07:15 2019-07-17

Retrial suspended for teen rape victim accused of abortion A controversial court case involving a teenage rape victim and the death of her baby was reopened in El Salvador on Monday—only to be quickly suspend...
22:15 2019-07-16

On a Trip Around the World, and the Plane Just Left Without Me The 52 Places Traveler faces a travel nightmare getting out of Brazil — and so rewrites the itinerary, spends 40-plus hours in transit and lands in t...
12:15 2019-07-16

Brazil Mining Giant Vale to Pay $107 Million to Compensate Workers for Dam Disaster The announcement follows a court ruling last week that the company was financially liable for the January disaster that killed at least 247 people, w...
03:30 2019-07-16

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to re...
04:30 2019-07-13

Gay and Once Divorced, a Rabbi’s Experiences Help Her Broaden Judaism’s Tent Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, a Rhodes scholar who leads a Montreal synagogue, has won over many skeptics. Even a local Orthodox rabbi said, “Rabbi Grushcow i...
18:15 2019-07-12

Indonesia Frees Canadian Accused of Using Magical Powers to Abuse Children Neil Bantleman, whose conviction was based on claims that he had used magical powers to seduce children, was granted clemency after years in prison a...
10:15 2019-07-12

Boy survives after being left for dead with father's body in Mexico They had been brutally attacked while traveling across Veracruz state in Mexico, in a tragedy that underscores the desperation driving so many Centra...
04:00 2019-07-11

Brazil Judge Holds Mining Company Liable for Damages of Deadly Dam Breach The ruling represented the first time the mining giant Vale has been formally held responsible for a disaster that unleashed a wave of toxic mud and ...
18:01 2019-07-10

She Was Duped and Shipped to a Brothel at 16. Then the Boat Sank. In April, a boat smuggling dozens of people out of Venezuela, some entrapped by a human trafficking ring, capsized in the sea on the way to Trinidad....
12:30 2019-07-10

Mexican finance minister quits with scathing resignation letter Mexico's finance minister, Carlos Urzúa, quit abruptly on Tuesday, with a letter of resignation that appeared highly critical of the current administ...
01:15 2019-07-10

Fernando de La Rua, former President of Argentina dead at 81 Fernando de La Rua, the former president of Argentina whose term ended after he fled the presidential palace in a helicopter amid riots, passed away ...
16:01 2019-07-09

U.N. Rights Head ‘Shocked’ by Treatment of Migrant Children at U.S. Border Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations human rights chief, condemned the conditions faced by migrant children at the border, urging Washington to “con...
01:15 2019-07-09

Venezuelan opposition and Maduro government to hold talks in Barbados Negotiations are set to resume Monday between the Venezuelan government and the opposition group calling for its ouster in a bid to end months of pol...
10:00 2019-07-08

The Jet Ski ridden by two Americans missing in Barbados has been found A Jet Ski bearing the registration number of one used by two Americans missing in Barbados has been found, according to the press secretary for the B...
00:30 2019-07-08

A Fuel Shortage Is Crippling Agriculture in Venezuela Already facing a deep economic crisis, the country is seeing food production shrink drastically as mismanagement and American sanctions make gasoline...
18:45 2019-07-06

Why Hondurans are taking to the streets or leaving the country Dead protesters, a "failed state" and accusations of high-level drug trafficking. This time it's not Venezuela in the headlines, but key US ally Hond...
06:30 2019-07-06

Venezuelans protest after UN report alleges deaths and cover-ups On Venezuela's national Independence Day, rival demonstrations kicked off in the capital city Caracas, fueled by a new UN report describing political...
02:15 2019-07-06

Guatemala rounds up dozens of immigrants to send back to their home countries Guatemala authorities rounded up 96 people as part of an operation to identify unqualified migrants trying to go to the United States and return them...
00:15 2019-07-05

UN Human Rights chief urges Venezuela to halt grave rights violations The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work t...
23:45 2019-07-04

Copa America: Argentine FA condemns referee for 'serious errors' in defeat by Brazil The Argentine FA complains to South American football's governing body over "serious and gross refereeing errors" in their Copa America semi-final de...
19:00 2019-07-04

Overlooked No More: Ralph Lazo, Who Voluntarily Lived in an Internment Camp About 115,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were incarcerated after Pearl Harbor, and Lazo, who was Mexican-American, joined them in a bold ac...
20:45 2019-07-03

Photos: Stunning solar eclipse over South America A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina...
01:30 2019-07-03

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been impriso...
00:30 2019-07-03

Amazon destruction accelerates 60% to one and a half soccer fields every minute Amazon deforestation accelerated more than 60% in June over the same period last year, in what environmentalists say is a sign that the policies of P...
18:45 2019-07-02

Father, daughter who died trying to cross into the US are buried in El Salvador The Salvadoran father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande trying to cross into the United States were buried Monday in a private service, a da...
13:15 2019-07-02

The search for two Americans who went missing on a Barbados Jet Ski ride has been called off The search for two Americans who went missing last week after renting a Jet Ski in Barbados was called off by the country's coast guard on Sunday, Ro...
13:15 2019-07-02

Mexico’s National Guard, Created to Fight Crime, Is Deployed to Capital Although Mexico City’s crime rate is lower than much of the country’s, a recent spike has alarmed residents and prompted the president to deploy the ...
07:30 2019-07-02

Bodies of father and daughter who died trying to cross into the US returned to El Salvador The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, were returned home to their native El Salvador on Sunday, accordin...
00:30 2019-07-01

Copa America: Chile beat Colombia in penalty shootout Alexis Sanchez scores the decisive penalty of a tense shootout to send defending champions Chile into the semi-finals of the Copa America after a 0-0...
10:45 2019-06-29

Relatives desperately search for answers after Americans go missing on Barbados Jet Ski ride Desperate relatives of Americans who went missing in Barbados after taking a rented personal watercraft out to sea have been handing out flyers on a ...
05:30 2019-06-29

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande head home to El Salvador The bodies of a Salvadoran father and his young daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande will travel back home by land, Salvadoran officials said...
05:30 2019-06-29

In Hometown of Migrants Who Drowned, Hardship and Grief: ‘I Didn’t Want Them to Go’ A photograph capturing the fate of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter, Angie Valeria, points to one of the major drivers of the crisis t...
01:00 2019-06-29

5 people hurt when tour bus rolls over in the Bahamas. Military aircraft carries 4 to Fort Lauderdale for treatment. Five people injured when a Carnival Cruise tour excursion bus was involved in a rollover accident Monday had to be airlifted by military aircraft for...
02:45 2019-06-28

Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison An Italian mafia boss has escaped from a detention center in Uruguay, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior ...
02:45 2019-06-28

Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections Few politicians have a backstory like Sandra Torres, winner of the first round in Guatemala's presidential elections earlier this month, but the form...
02:45 2019-06-28

Horrific image illustrates crisis at the US-Mexico border The photo is haunting, a vivid reminder of the danger many face when they try to cross into the United States. It shows the human toll of a crisis at...
02:45 2019-06-28

A father and daughter drowned crossing the Rio Grande. Here's how their journey began More than 1,000 miles from the river bank where the bodies of her son and granddaughter washed ashore, Rosa Ramírez wept. She said she had tried to c...
02:45 2019-06-28

Officer stopped with 39kg of cocaine on Brazil G20 trip A Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 contingent was arrested late Tuesday, after he was caught with 39 kilogra...
02:45 2019-06-28

Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing Increased enforcement along the border with Guatemala, which began in recent days, has made crossing into Mexico harder. This has dissuaded migrants ...
23:30 2019-06-27

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in str...
20:45 2019-06-27

Mexico’s Workers Can Finally Choose Unions. Old Unions Are Pushing Back. Mexico is overturning rules that forced workers into government-allied unions, but enforcement will be tough as those unions and employers push back....
17:15 2019-06-22

David Ortiz shooting is called a case of mistaken identity. Many Dominicans are skeptical When the Dominican Republic youth baseball league where David Ortiz got his start plays this weekend, its founder hopes to steer clear of debates ove...
06:30 2019-06-22

Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis? The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, t...
02:15 2019-06-22

The August plot to kill Maduro with drones New videos obtained by CNN provide chilling insight into a mystery drone attack against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro last year—the world's fir...
02:15 2019-06-22

Ex-officers arrested after the killing of Brazilian councilwoman Two arrests in Brazil may finally shed light on the killing of popular politician Marielle Franco, whose death sparked national protests one year ago...
02:15 2019-06-22

Bolton cancels Asia trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela' US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between Pre...
02:15 2019-06-22

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next Nicolas Maduro will close Venezuela's border with Brazil, as tensions over foreign aid deliveries rise. The embattled President also is considering c...
02:15 2019-06-22

In Maduro's regime, Venezuela sends aid to you Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty...
02:15 2019-06-22

Walmart Agrees to Pay $282 Million to Settle Bribery Investigation The settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials in Brazil, Mexico, India and China, which came after a New York...
22:30 2019-06-20

Who is Victor Hugo Gomez, the alleged mastermind behind the David Ortiz shooting? The mastermind behind the attack that saw former baseball star David Ortiz seriously wounded orchestrated the shooting from the United States, where ...
18:30 2019-06-20

Here's why authorities say David Ortiz was mistakenly attacked in the Dominican Republic The shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic left fans wondering why would anyone try to kill Big Papi. Turns out, according...
18:30 2019-06-20

Canada resettled more refugees than US in 2018, UN says Canada overtook the United States as the world's leading host of formally resettled refugees in 2018, according to statistics compiled by the United ...
18:30 2019-06-20

Dominican officials say alleged gunman mistook Big Papi for someone else More than a week after David Ortiz was shot as part of what police have called a murder-for-hire plot, authorities in the Dominican Republic now say ...
18:30 2019-06-20

Mexico Ratifies Trade Deal with the U.S. and Canada The United States initiated the revision of the North American trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, but Mexico is now the first to ratify the deal...
00:45 2019-06-20

11th suspect arrested in David Ortiz's shooting as details emerge on who allegedly paid for attempted hit Dominican Republic authorities arrested an 11th suspect in the murder-for-hire plot against former Red Sox player David Ortiz as details emerge on wh...
21:15 2019-06-19

Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says “We have become almost unable to make peace,” the high commissioner for refugees said, as the global population of those displaced by conflict reache...
14:15 2019-06-19

Marta becomes record scorer at World Cup finals as Brazil beat Italy to reach last 16 Marta becomes the record goalscorer at World Cup finals as her 17th goal gives Brazil victory over Italy in Group C and a place in the last 16 in Fra...
12:00 2019-06-19

Your questions about the Dominican Republic tourist deaths, answered Several American tourists have died recently in the Dominican Republic. Are the deaths related? Should you cancel your trip? We answer your questions...
03:30 2019-06-19

Canadian government says taxes from reapproved pipeline project will go toward green energy Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet have reapproved the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, with government profits from the ta...
03:30 2019-06-19

A New Jersey man is dead after falling ill in the Dominican Republic, his family says Joseph Allen died at a hotel in the Dominican Republic last week, his family says, making him at least the ninth US tourist to die at a Dominican Rep...
19:45 2019-06-18

Four injured in shooting during Toronto Raptors' NBA celebration Canadian officials said Monday's shooting at the Toronto Raptors' NBA celebration should not undermine a mostly peaceful commemoration of a historic ...
07:45 2019-06-18

Dominican prosecutors identify man accused of paying for attempted hit on David Ortiz Police are searching for the man accused of paying for the attempted hit on former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, identified as Alberto Miguel R...
07:45 2019-06-18

The Globe Is Going Gray Fast, U.N. Says in New Forecast The latest population projection from the United Nations said fertility rates globally were declining while the percentage of older people was rising...
20:30 2019-06-17

Quebec Bans Religious Symbols in Some Public Sector Jobs A bill banning some public employees in Quebec from wearing religious symbols like head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crosses has passed despite co...
07:15 2019-06-17

Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent num...
20:15 2019-06-16

‘Massive’ Power Failure Hits at Least 2 Latin American Countries An energy company in the region said that a “massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power...
14:30 2019-06-16

Chilean Bishop Resigns After Comments on Absence of Women at Last Supper The church gave no reason for the resignation of Carlos Eugenio Irarrázabal. But it came after he said that perhaps women “like to be in the back roo...
15:01 2019-06-15

Women's World Cup: Marta has record to rival Brazil legends Ronaldo and Pele Marta became the first player - male or female - to score in five different World Cups. But how does she compare to Brazilian greats such as Pele and...
14:45 2019-06-14

David Ortiz: Former Boston Red Sox star recovering from surgery after shooting Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is "able to sit up" and "take some steps" as he continues his recovery from surgery after being shot in the ba...
15:15 2019-06-13

Man who drove David Ortiz to the hospital describes holding his hand as they sped from the scene The man who drove former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to the hospital after he was shot in the Dominican Republic described holding his hand in...
03:45 2019-06-13

Why does Brazil lag behind in women's football? Contrary to what happens in the men's game, the Americans dominate the female landscape while Brazil have only once made it to the final. What explai...
01:30 2019-06-13

A Canadian Store Tried to Bag-Shame Its Customers. Nice Try. A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise...
23:30 2019-06-12

Hot summers causing Arctic sinkholes: study Arctic sinkholes are appearing across the Canadian High Arctic as permafrost -- ice expected to be frozen year-round -- thaws and collapses due to cl...
06:45 2019-06-12

David Ortiz is 'resting comfortably' after a second surgery as police try to learn why he was shot Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was awake and resting Tuesday at a Boston hospital after a second surgery to address his wounds from his sh...
18:45 2019-06-11

Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million After Cuba recalled 8,517 doctors from Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s new president, told Brazilians “we can solve this problem.” So far, he h...
15:45 2019-06-11

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country...
07:45 2019-06-11

Colombia’s Congress Debates Censuring Defense Minister Over Army Kill Orders Orders to “double the results” of missions against guerrilla and criminal groups sent a chill down the Colombian military’s ranks, and prompted debat...
04:45 2019-06-11

Amid Venezuela exodus, UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visits camps on Colombian border, appeals for humanity, more support As the United Nations announced four million Venezuelans have fled their country, Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the world body’s refugee agency...
17:30 2019-06-10

Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican Na...
07:45 2019-06-10

Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Gren...
21:15 2019-06-09

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala “The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig the...
01:30 2019-06-09

Many experts tried to open a safe locked for 40 years. A tourist's lucky guess cracked the code on his first try Over the years, the small Vermilion Heritage Museum in Alberta, Canada, tried everything in its power to unlock an old safe tucked away in its baseme...
17:15 2019-06-06

Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts Read CNN's Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts and learn information about the deadliest and costliest tropical storms, tropical depressions and hurrican...
22:15 2019-06-05

3 myths about Mexico and migration, debunked US President Donald Trump says Mexico isn't doing enough to stop immigration. Mexico says it's been working to respond to a regional crisis. Here's a...
08:00 2019-06-05

He quit the military for a revolution. Now what? Fernando Díaz left his job, his family and his home to join a movement to bring down the government of Nicolás Maduro. Now, the former Venezuelan Nat...
20:45 2019-06-04

Pressured by Trump, Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants Although President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico had opened his arms to migrants, his officials have recently ramped up detentions and deport...
23:30 2019-06-03

Thousands of killed or missing Indigenous women and girls are victims of a 'Canadian genocide,' report says The thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been killed or have vanished in Canada in the past decades are victims of a "Canadian genocide,"...
12:30 2019-06-03

A Tale of Murder, Revenge and a Canadian Immigrant Dream Gone Wrong Vancouver is riveted by the murder trial of a Chinese immigrant, accused of killing his wealthy relative. The story pulls together many strands of re...
18:30 2019-06-01

U.S. Promises Security Aid, but No Funds, to Guatemala to Curb Migration In Guatemala, the homeland security secretary offset requests for restoring funding cuts by offering hands-on assistance from United States agents an...
18:30 2019-06-01

Honduran president was investigated by the DEA The Southern District of New York's federal court released an 11-page-document, dated 2015, which revealed an investigation into "large-scale drug-tr...
04:30 2019-06-01

Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices The photographer Johis Alarcón documented not just the indelible influence of African culture in Ecuador, but also how the descendants of enslaved wo...
11:01 2019-05-31

Bus With Mexican Catholic Pilgrims Collides With Tractor-Trailer, Killing 21 A bus carrying members of a Catholic archdiocese struck a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on a highway between the cities of Puebla and Orizaba...
19:15 2019-05-30

‘They Came to Kill.’ Almost 5 Die Daily at Hands of Rio Police. Police operations left 558 Rio de Janeiro residents dead during the first four months of the year — the highest number since the state began keeping ...
21:45 2019-05-26

Peru earthquake leaves one dead and several injured One person was killed and at least 11 people have been injured in Peru, with a further seven injuries in neighboring Ecuador, after an 8.0 magnitude ...
18:45 2019-05-26

Inside oil-rich Venezuela's gas shortages For the last two weeks, people from several states in Venezuela have described severe gas shortages, a once unthinkable problem. It's not the first t...
18:45 2019-05-26

The radical radio host leading an armed 'colectivo' in Venezuela Before socialist Hugo Chavez swept to power in 1999, the colectivos were leftist activists working in some of Venezuela's poorest slums. Himself a on...
23:45 2019-05-24

Where Did the Right Whales Go? New evidence suggests that the endangered population lost much of a critical food source, but may be stabilizing slightly as it shifts territory to f...
22:15 2019-05-23

Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes as firefighters continue to battle growing blazes Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada, to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached nearly 230,000 acr...
04:15 2019-05-23

Scaloni delivers a shock as he names Argentina's squad for Copa América Agüero recalled, with River Plate left back Milton Casco a shock name in the squad. Meanwhile, there's no place for Sevilla right-back Gabriel Mercad...
14:45 2019-05-22

CFK sits through dramatic allegations of corruption in first trial Fernández de Kirchner spent much of the session liaising with her lawyer and occasionally checking her phone as the court read out a series of dramat...
14:45 2019-05-22

Boost in exports will lead economy out of the recession, says OECD The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is optimistic for the recovery of the Argentine economy, hinging on an increase in e...
14:45 2019-05-22

Doctor found guilty of impeding abortion faces 2 years jail for misconduct The case is symbolic given it has played out in court, and in the public, for the most part of Argentina's ongoing debate about the decriminalisation...
14:45 2019-05-22

BienalSur art fair reaches the world's southernmost city Ushuaia The Bienal will travel 19,000 kilometres by the time of its closure in Octubre. Its base is Buenos Aires, where events will be held between June 22 a...
14:45 2019-05-22

Silver King, Lucha Libre Wrestler, Dies in Ring at London Match César González Barrón, who appeared in the 2006 movie “Nacho Libre,” became unresponsive during a wrestling bout on Saturday. No cause of death has b...
19:15 2019-05-21

Mexico’s Congress Votes to Expand Domestic Workers’ Labor Rights Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like...
19:15 2019-05-21

U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela The Department of Homeland Security said the country’s instability created conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft,...
19:15 2019-05-21

President Trump Grants Pardon to Conrad Black The pardon was the latest example of the president using a unilateral power of his office to absolve a prominent figure whose case personally resonat...
19:15 2019-05-21

China Arrests 2 Canadians on Spying Charges, Deepening a Political Standoff Supporters of the two men, who were detained in December, say the case amounts to retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a Chinese tech executive...
19:15 2019-05-21

Cuba Blames Plane Crew for Deadly 2018 Crash An investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 near Havana a year ago suggests that crew errors were the cause. All but one of the 113 people aboard...
19:15 2019-05-21

A Battered but Unbowed Justin Trudeau Vows to Stay the Course in Canada His poll standings are in free fall, and a dispute with a female cabinet minister raised questions about his leadership, but the Canadian prime minis...
19:15 2019-05-21

What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more...
19:15 2019-05-21

Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn Months after a nearby dam breach at a mining site killed more than 240 people, prosecutors say another similar disaster could occur as soon as Sunday...
19:15 2019-05-21

Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-up...
19:15 2019-05-21

Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May Be Shut Down. A panel of United Nations-backed investigators charged around 700 people. Other countries wanted their own anti-graft groups, but a coming election m...
19:15 2019-05-21

Uruguay to extradite suspect allegedly involved in Congress shooting Juan José Navarro Cádiz was arrested in Uruguay in the aftermath of the May 9 shooting and held in custody pending the hearing of an extradition requ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Cambiemos leaders tussle with ally Elisa Carrió over dismal Córdoba election Cambiemos was divided between rival candidates in the Córdoba provincial elections after a schism pitted two candidates against each other. Coalition...
18:15 2019-05-21

CGT leadership announces 24-hour strike for May 29 CGT leaders announce sixth strike of Macri administration's time in office, to take place in two weeks time. Walk-out is in protest at government's e...
18:15 2019-05-21

Corruption trial against CFK set for delay after Supreme Court ruling The so-called "Vialidad" (Road Works) cases centres on alleged irregularities in the granting of tenders for five public works projects in Santa Cruz...
18:15 2019-05-21

World economy rebound thrown into doubt by escalating trade war Fears that companies will shelve investment, consumers will cut spending and stocks will slide have been revived after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer freed from detention Four judges on the Superior Court of Justice unanimously voted in favor of granting a habeas corpus release to Temer, president from 2016 to 2018, fo...
18:15 2019-05-21

MSCI adds Argentina securities to emerging markets index MSCI will include eight Argentina indices in its closely watched emerging-markets index, opening the potential for billions of dollars of investor in...
18:15 2019-05-21

Monsanto ordered to pay US$2 billion in latest Roundup blow Jury in California orders Bayer-owned Monsanto to pay more than US$2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their can...
18:15 2019-05-21

Mirtha Legrand recovering 'favourably' after emergency operation Legendary actress and TV presenter, who has dominated Argentina's TV screens for decades faces at least a few more days in hospital, doctor confirms....
18:15 2019-05-21

Trade-war crop rout imperils government's bid to revive economy President Mauricio Macri needs a bumper fall harvest worth more than US$20 billion in export revenue to pick the economy off the floor and give him f...
18:15 2019-05-21

Diplomatic efforts on Venezuela crisis gain momentum Government and opposition sends envoys to negotiate in Norway, though two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quic...
18:15 2019-05-21

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web into politics, gaining ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Corruption trial against CFK to begin next week, Supreme Court confirms Justices, seeking to avoid 'future arguements' about case's validity after a strong political backlash to its ruling, declare trial against former pr...
18:15 2019-05-21

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away Maradona isn't the only star in town – the Elton John biopic Rocketman blew the Cannes film festival away Thursday, with a warts-and-all movie about ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop accused of extortion, cover-up Vilson Dias de Oliveira is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Russian buyout of Spanish supermarket chain Día succeeds Investment fund owned by Russian tycoon takes majority control of struggling Spanish supermarket chain, which also operates stores in Argentina, Braz...
18:15 2019-05-21

New documentary on fight to legalise abortion in Argentina arrives to Cannes 'Que Sea Ley,' directed by Juan Solanas – son of senator and filmmaker Fernando 'Pino' Solanas – will premiere this Saturday at the famous French fil...
18:15 2019-05-21

Germany to pay US$11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims The scale of the atrocities committed at a fenced-in mountain commune 350 kilometres south of Santiago came to light only after the end of Augusto Pi...
18:15 2019-05-21

Lone midwife delivers amid chaos of Colombia jungle river Marciana Caycedo is the only midwife on Isla Mono, a small island marooned in the middle of the wide brown San Juan river, on Colombia's remote and r...
18:15 2019-05-21

Argentina poised to export first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas YPF, the state-run oil and gas producer, is seeking to sell a partial shipment from its Tango floating liquefaction unit in Bahía Blanca, according t...
18:15 2019-05-21

Ex-Army chief César Milani gives evidence in kidnap and torture case Former head of Argentina's Armed Forces expressed 'solidarity with victims' as he denies allegations he participated in 1977 operation that led to ki...
18:15 2019-05-21

Argentines seek refuge in Chilean bonds amid electoral fears Argentine buyers are distancing themselves from volatile local markets in favor of Chilean bonds, attracted by the neighboring country’s low inflatio...
18:15 2019-05-21

Defence minister blames ARA San Juan's sinking on 'lack of training' Oscar Aguad later clarifies remarks after anger from families, saying he didn't blame the crew for the submarine tragedy, in which all 44 officers di...
18:15 2019-05-21

Salvation Army welcomes brass band from Texas for free concert series The Buenos Aires division of the Salvation Army will welcome youth ensemble band, Texas Brass, next weekend in a series of free concerts for the comm...
18:15 2019-05-21

Marcos Peña: ‘Cristina represents a currently overrated minority’ President Mauricio Macri’s influential Cabinet Chief on the race for the Casa Rosada, the state of the Cambiemos coalition and Cristina Fernández de ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Irish Ambassador: ‘We have a very strong relationship with Argentina’ Ireland’s Ambassador to Argentina Jackie O’Halloran on bilateral relations, the impact of Brexit and the push to legalise abortion on both sides of t...
18:15 2019-05-21

The magistrate’s poker face What, exactly, was the Supreme Court going for? Like a good poker player, it’s impossible to read its cards. Was it a misstep, as most media outlets ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Macri bets on infrastructure in push for re-election Total of 770 projects, ranging from public housing to Paseo del Bajo, in line to be inaugurated by end of 2019 – 62% of them before the August primar...
18:15 2019-05-21

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: I'll run for VP, not for the presidency News confirmed by senator for Buenos Aires Province in a 12-minute video released on Twitter. Unidad Ciudadana leader says she will run for vice-pres...
18:15 2019-05-21

Kirchner’s former accountant released from jail after explosive claims Victor Manzanares, the former accountant of the Kirchner family, was released yesterday on his own recognizance yesterday by the judges of the TOF5 c...
18:15 2019-05-21

Impenetrable resistance The weather is a cyclical setback but Chaco also has structural problems. Resistencia is Argentina’s poorest provincial capital after Corrientes (on ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Argentina’s goddess of strife Cristina has made an already wretched economic situation even worse; a mere glimpse of her is enough to make hardened veterans of countless financial...
18:15 2019-05-21

Editorial: Court caught in credibility crisis (again) Friends and foes of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner alike immediately interpreted the trial postponement as her virtual acquittal, which it obviously ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Fernández-Fernández: Argentina gasps with surprise at CFK's electoral plot twist The Fernández-Fernández ticket came as a bombshell for the country's politics and media, with not a single rumour of the decision having leaked to th...
18:15 2019-05-21

'I'm not afraid of the IMF': presidential hopeful Alberto Fernández lays out plans Alberto Fernández says Argentina must 'comply' with country's debt commitments but would negotiate a way out with the International Monetary Fund if ...
18:15 2019-05-21

Investors to focus on the peso after CFK's shock VP announcement Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement won’t immediately change demand for Argentine assets, but it might give some short-term relief to the p...
18:15 2019-05-21

Prosecutor Carlos Stornelli's son suffers alleged bomb scare City Police explosive experts detonate device, made of plastic and cables, that was later identified as a replica of a bomb. Authorities are treating...
18:15 2019-05-21

Argentine bonds fall in trading after news of 'Fernández-Fernández' ticket Locals bonds fell Monday morning in the wake of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s surprise move to run for vice-president, alongside Alberto Fernández...
18:15 2019-05-21

Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Real Madrid finish season to forget  Argentine superstar Leo Messi finishes as La Liga's top scorer for joint record sixth time, after bagging 49th and 50th goals of the season on the cl...
18:15 2019-05-21

Abortion rights demonstrations seize agenda at Cannes film festival The green pro-abortion rights movement took over Cannes this week, as a series of protests at the famous French film festival drew the eye. A new doc...
18:15 2019-05-21

Evo Morales launches bid for re-election to fourth term in Bolivia Before a massive rally of more than one million people, the leftist leader asked for "five more years [of leadership] to guarantee this liberation fo...
18:15 2019-05-21

Camila Morrone: the Argentine model-turned-actress taking Cannes by storm She's the daughter of an Argentine model and actress, she's dating Leonardo DiCaprio and considers Al Pacino to be her 'stepfather.' And now model-tu...
18:15 2019-05-21

Roberto Lavagna makes up his mind: 'I am a candidate for president' With the deadline for candidates to register for the PASO primaries fast approaching, the line-up is becoming more defined by the day: Roberto Lavagn...
18:15 2019-05-21

Bonds rebound from lows as markets re-assess presidential race While some investors stress that the opposition Peronist movement is now more likely to win the election, others argued Fernández de Kirchner’s decis...
18:15 2019-05-21

CFK calls corruption trial 'a smokescreen' as she prepares to sit in the dock Former president lashes out in anger ahead of lunchtime court date. Unidad Ciudadana leader faces allegations she favoured businessman Lázaro Baez in...
18:15 2019-05-21

Juan Guaido declares 'final phase' of operation to topple Venezuela's Maduro Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made his boldest attempt yet to seize power from embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday morning, anno...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Maduro claims to have defeated 'coup,' as rival Guaido urges more protests Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has claimed his troops have defeated a "coup" attempt amid calls by opposition leader Juan Guaido for ...
14:31 2019-05-21

Dramatic footage shows landslide sweeping away houses Dozens of houses have been destroyed in a landslide in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, displacing hundreds of residents, according to city authoritie...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela in crisis as Guaido calls for May Day protests: Live updates More protests are planned in Venezuela on Wednesday following an attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido to spark an uprising against embattled Pres...
14:31 2019-05-21

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thurs...
14:31 2019-05-21

Elderly caught in brutal trap of Venezuelan crisis The slap of dominoes on the rickety wooden table echoes around the courtyard of the Mother Teresa Senior Home on the outskirts of Caracas. The reside...
14:31 2019-05-21

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement re...
14:31 2019-05-21

Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public...
14:31 2019-05-21

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations Hig...
14:31 2019-05-21

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the...
14:31 2019-05-21

Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products amid US sanctions Cuba announced new rationing of food and basic cleaning and hygiene products as the communist-run island grapples with increased US sanctions and the...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela was on the brink of an uprising. Now protesters are fighting for survival As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his US ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is...
14:31 2019-05-21

Woman, 88, waved to students from her window for years. They gathered outside her home for one final goodbye Tinney Davidson gave her neighborhood 12 years of warm hellos. And now that she is moving to an assisted living facility, they got together to give h...
14:31 2019-05-21

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts Read CNN's Fast Facts about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF Phoenix Field Division's allowance of illegal gun sales to track sellers and purchase...
14:31 2019-05-21

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has ta...
14:31 2019-05-21

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representa...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation could ‘rapidly spiral out of control’ warns UN rights chief UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly v...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but d...
14:31 2019-05-21

Guterres says UN stands ready to support Brazil’s search and rescue effort in wake of tragic dam collapse Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday that the United Nations stands ready to support the Brazilian authorities in the search and emerg...
14:31 2019-05-21

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejec...
14:31 2019-05-21

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapport...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN ready to rise above political fray and help Venezuelans based ‘on need, and need alone’ The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on ...
14:31 2019-05-21

Protests, violence in Haiti prompts international call for ‘realistic and lasting solutions’ to crisis Opposition-led protests in Haiti calling for the president to step down, which sparked violence last week, have prompted a group of senior diplomats,...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded t...
14:31 2019-05-21

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly ...
14:31 2019-05-21

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in acco...
14:31 2019-05-21

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulti...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions p...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all n...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the w...
14:31 2019-05-21

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a mo...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN conference agrees better ways for Global South countries to work together on sustainable development The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40, concluded on Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a political de...
14:31 2019-05-21

UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as ‘another instance of reprisal’ Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human righ...
14:31 2019-05-21

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country...
14:31 2019-05-21

Peacekeeping: A 'great opportunity' to develop professionally and personally A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said t...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse – UN urges greater protection Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services ...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanita...
14:31 2019-05-21

Mexico cannot move forward ‘without addressing the shadows of the past’, says UN rights chief Concluding “five intense, interesting and rewarding working days” in Mexico, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the cou...
14:31 2019-05-21

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Governm...
14:31 2019-05-21

Senior UN official strongly condemns Southern California synagogue attack The top official for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has strongly condemned the attack Saturday on a synagogue in Southern Calif...
14:31 2019-05-21

Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colomb...
14:31 2019-05-21

FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia’s environment Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a wa...
14:31 2019-05-21

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by re...
14:31 2019-05-21

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCH...
14:31 2019-05-21