Opposition wins Argentine election, ending 'Kirchner era'
Opposition wins Argentine election, ending 'Kirchner era'

Scioli, who had been expected to win by 10 or more points in last month's six-candidate first round of voting, tried to regain momentum before yesterday's runoff by frequently attacking Macri.

Diego Maradona undergoes gastric bypass surgery in Venezuela
Diego Maradona undergoes gastric bypass surgery in Venezuela

Maradona will remain in Venezuela for at least 12 more days to recover, he added.

Colombia and Venezuela to normalize ties after border row

Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee the "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Colombia''s Santos goes to Venezuela meeting without "great expectations"

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday he will attend a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve an ongoing border crisis with "the best intentions but without great expectations".

Venezuela was saved from a 'Pinochet', leader says after opponent jailed

Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defense of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year.

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela`s best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Latin American nations offer to take in Syria refugees

Brazil will welcome Syrian refugees with "open arms," President Dilma Rousseff said Monday, as various Latin American nations sought to help with the human tidal wave fleeing the war-torn country.

Venezuela announces $5-bn Chinese loan for oil sector

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced China has granted his government a $5-billion loan to boost oil output in the recession-hit OPEC state.

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing enemies in Colombia of trying to assassinate him as both countries prepare to spar at the Organisation of American States over an increasingly tense border dispute.

Colombian President tours tense border city

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating row with neighboring Venezuela that triggered deportations and the exodus of thousands of Colombians back home.

Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border tension

Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors on Thursday for consultations, amid mounting tensions that began nearly a week ago when Caracas closed off their shared border.

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country`s ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

Venezuela declares state of emergency on Colombia border

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency Friday in part of the Colombia border region, ordering a closure until Sunday following an attack in which four people were wounded.

Venezuela opposition figure Machado barred from vote

Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado said Monday officials refused to register her as a candidate for the country`s December legislative elections after she was controversially banned from public office.

One dead in Venezuela looting

One person was killed and over 60 were arrested after hundreds of people looted a supermarket in Venezuela, a media report said on Saturday.

Guyana says Venezuelan claim is threat to its survival

Guyana`s territorial dispute with neighbouring Venezuela represents a threat to its very survival, President David Granger warned Friday in Washington.

Venezuela bans another opposition politician from holding office

 Former Venezuelan state Governor Pablo Perez said on Saturday he had been barred from holding public office for 10 years, the third ban on an opposition politician in the last week. 

Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border
Colombia protests Venezuela fixing of maritime border

Colombia`s foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source said on Saturday.

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

 Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24. 

Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`
Venezuela`s Maduro calls Donald Trump a `thief`

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States.