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Latin America slams Trump's Venezuela 'military options' threat

Latin America slams Trump's Venezuela 'military options' threat

Following Trump`s comment on Friday that military intervention in Venezuela was an option, Maduro`s critics are caught between backing the idea of a foreign invasion of Venezuela or supporting a president they call a dictator.

Former Brazil President Lula faces sixth trial for corruption

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, already found guilty of corruption in one graft trial, will now face a sixth trial on charges related to a sweeping political kickback scheme that sent Latin America`s biggest economy into political chaos, a judge ordered on Tuesday.

Malala Yousafzai's 'Hi' on Twitter draws over 350K followers in just 14 hours

Malala Yousafzai's 'Hi' on Twitter draws over 350K followers in just 14 hours

Her simple greeting 'Hi' on Twitter has garnered over 3,50,000 followers in no more than 14 hours.

FARC slams Colombian government for `repeatedly breaking` peace pact terms

The peace deal aims to end Latin America`s longest-running civil war which has dragged on more than five decades.

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's, in runoff

Ecuador votes Sunday in a presidential runoff that will decide whether it follows Latin America's recent shift to the right, and could seal the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Thousands of women rally for safety, rights in Latin America

Every 30 hours, a woman in Argentina is killed by her male partner or ex-partner.

Brazil graft scandal to mushroom abroad, prosecutor says

Brazil-based Odebrecht, one of the region`s biggest construction companies, was at the heart of a scheme to bribe Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras in exchange for inflated contracts. 

Peru judge orders 18 months of prison for ex-president Toledo

Judge Richard Concepcion said Toledo should be sought for arrest in Peru and abroad.

China urges US not to allow Taiwan president to stop over

China urges US not to allow Taiwan president to stop over

China hopes the United States does not send any wrong signals to "Taiwan independence forces", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Give Donald Trump time, don''t assume worst: Barack Obama tells Latin America and world

Give Donald Trump time, don''t assume worst: Barack Obama tells Latin America and world

US President Barack Obama did in Latin America what he tried to do in Europe: tell worried citizens not to draw negative conclusions about the man he once called unfit to serve in the White House, President-elect Donald Trump.

Development potential of international migration needs to be tapped

Amit Kapoor/IANS

International migration refers to the movement of people across borders caused by various economic, social and environmental factors as well as forced displacement on account of conflicts, violence and natural disasters.

Pontiff`s order elects first non-European `black pope`

For the first time in its almost 500-year history, the Roman Catholic Jesuit order on Friday elected a non-European as its leader, a post informally known as the "black pope".

Stunned Latin America exhorts Colombia to keep seeking peace

Latin America bemoaned Colombian voters` rejection of a peace deal with Marxist insurgents but regional leaders urged Bogota to keep pursing efforts to end the longest-running conflict in the Americas.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer sworn in

In his first televised address to the nation after being sworn in as president through 2018, Michel Temer called on Brazilians to unite behind him in working to rescue the economy.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Zika epidemic likely to peter out within 3 years

"The current explosive epidemic will burn itself out due to a phenomenon called herd immunity," said Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial's School of Public Health.

Colombia government, rebels agree to full ceasefire

Colombia government, rebels agree to full ceasefire

Colombia`s government and the FARC guerrilla group reached agreement Wednesday on a definitive ceasefire in Latin America`s longest civil war, they said in a joint statement.

Brazil impeachment drive against President Dilma Rousseff tips into chaos​

The impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was thrown into confusion on Monday when the acting speaker of the lower house of Congress annulled an April vote by lawmakers that launched the process.

Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Bogota Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Oil prices extend fall with no end in sight for glut

Oil prices were pulled down in early trading on Thursday as OPEC warned of slowing demand and major exporter Russia hinted that there would only be a loose agreement with little commitments at the upcoming exporter meeting to rein in ballooning oversupply.