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Hiding in a Costa Rican safe house, fugitives left their hearts in Nicaragua

Hiding in a Costa Rican safe house, fugitives left their hearts in Nicaragua

For the Nicaraguan protesters who are trying to avoid capture by the country's authorities, life at a crowded safe haven is only "temporary".

  • by Frances Robles

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Caravan departs Honduras as Mexico prepares to close migrant shelter
Mexico

Caravan departs Honduras as Mexico prepares to close migrant shelter

As another caravan leaves Honduras, the closure of Tijuana's migrant shelter El Barretal signals a somewhat bittersweet end to the Caravana Migrante 2018.

Venezuela opposition leader arrested after proposing to take power
Venezuela

Venezuela opposition leader arrested after proposing to take power

Juan Guaidó was captured when a van he was traveling in was stopped on a highway on Sunday morning.

  • by Ana Vanessa Herrero
As Venezuela falls apart, Maduro tightens grip
Venezuela

As Venezuela falls apart, Maduro tightens grip

Hyperinflation and food shortages have made life miserable for citizens, but the President is poised for another six-year term.

  • by Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
Brazil military opposes Bolsonaro's openness to US military base
International affairs

Brazil military opposes Bolsonaro's openness to US military base

The possibility of ceding territory for a US base took officers by surprise in the Brazilian military, a zealous guardian of national sovereignty.

  • by Rodrigo Viga Gaier
Brazil's Bolsonaro considers US base to counter Russia
World Politics

Brazil's Bolsonaro considers US base to counter Russia

New President Jair Bolsonaro says he is worried about Russia's closeness with Venezuela, which last month held a joint military training mission with Russia.

  • by Peter Prengaman
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Regional powers urge Venezuela's Maduro to step down
Democracy

Regional powers urge Venezuela's Maduro to step down

The harsh resolution calling on Nicolas Maduro to step down suggests the Lima Group is losing patience and is likely to join the US in trying to ostracise him.

  • by Franklin Brecino
Brazil's new president puts indigenous people under Agriculture department
Brazil

Brazil's new president puts indigenous people under Agriculture department

The incoming government has transferred responsibility for certifying indigenous territories as protected lands to the ministry of agriculture.

  • by Ernesto Londoño
'Trump of the tropics,' Jair Bolsonaro takes Brazil sharply to the right
Election

'Trump of the tropics,' Jair Bolsonaro takes Brazil sharply to the right

He has pledged to adopt an iron-fisted approach to crime, allowing citizens to arm themselves for self-defence, and promoting more development in the Amazon.

  • by Ellis Rua & Marina Lopes
British crew member missing after going overboard from cruise ship
Tragedy

British crew member missing after going overboard from cruise ship

Dancer and performer Arron Hough posted a haunting tweet just days before he is believed to have fallen overboard from Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.

  • by Rachel Olding
High-powered Mexican couple killed in helicopter crash
Air accident

High-powered Mexican couple killed in helicopter crash

A local governor and her husband were killed just days after she had taken office following a bitterly contested election.