Tag Archives: Americas

30Jul/17

Maduro casts ballot in controversial Venezuelan vote

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro cast his ballot on Sunday (July 30) for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping new powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule in the convulsed OPEC nation. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Brazil deploys troops in Rio as crime surges

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) – Armed forces troops have been deployed throughout much of the city of Rio de Janeiro and surrounding areas as part of a plan to combat organized crime in Brazil’s second largest city. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Venezuelans brace for unrest ahead of Sunday vote

The Venezuelan government is preparing to hold a controversial election on Sunday, and security forces are out on the streets of Caracas trying to keep the peace before the vote. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

15Jun/17

Colombia recognises first three-man marriage as legal

SHOWS: MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (JUNE 12, 2017) (RCN TV) – Three men in Colombia have gained legal recognition for a “polyamorous” marriage, a first for the conservative Catholic country. Continue reading

12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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07May/17

Cuba holds first transgender Mass

MATANZAS, CUBA (MAY 5, 2016) (REUTERS) – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.
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31Oct/16

Colombia cartels use high-tech torpedoes to smuggle drugs

The Colombian Navy on Oct. 23 found 73 kg of cocaine submerged and attached to a docked sailboat off Baru island near the coastal city of Cartagena on Oct. 23.
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26Oct/15

No joke: Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide

Comic Jimmy Morales wins presidential election in a landslide over former first lady Sandra Torres.

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30Sep/15

UK’s Cameron faces slavery reparation calls in Jamaica

Jamaican leader Portia Simpson-Miller raises slavery reparations at meetings with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron.

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