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'Hotheads': Russia warns against Venezuela intervention

'Hotheads': Russia warns against Venezuela intervention

Russia is "very much concerned that some hotheads may be considering a military action against Venezuela", according to its ambassador to the UN.

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Cuba says US moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention

Cuba says US moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention

Cuba said the United States was moving special forces closer to Venezuela as part of a covert plan to intervene in the chaotic South American country.

Argentinians cry out for Evita, Che, as recession bites
Protest

Argentinians cry out for Evita, Che, as recession bites

Tens of thousands of demonstrators blocked major roads in Buenos Aires to protest austerity and high unemployment.

  • by Adam Jourdan
Delegation from Venezuela's Guaido received by Vatican
Venezuela Crisis

Delegation from Venezuela's Guaido received by Vatican

A delegation representing opposition leader Juan Guaido met with Vatican officials as the Holy See weighs a request to intervene in the country's crisis. 

Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark
Fire

Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark

Rio de Janeiro council said in a statement that Flamengo had been fined 31 times because of infractions at the Ninho do Urubu training ground.

  • by Marcelo Sousa and Mauricio Savarese
Why South America is the battlefield in a new cold war
Opinion
World Politics

Why South America is the battlefield in a new cold war

The political crisis in Venezuela shows that Latin America has again become an arena in which rival powers struggle for influence and advantage.

  • by Hal Brands
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How did we get here? Venezuela's humanitarian aid standoff explained
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Venezuela Crisis

How did we get here? Venezuela's humanitarian aid standoff explained

The world is now watching whether Maduro's government will let the first shipments from United States cross its borders.

With millions of dollars of US aid stuck at the Venezuelan border, what happens next?
Venezuela Crisis

With millions of dollars of US aid stuck at the Venezuelan border, what happens next?

Venezuelan opposition leaders are making increasingly ambitious promises about the delivery of US assistance with no clear plan for making it happen.

  • by Laura Dixon and John Hudson
Youth players killed as fire sweeps through football club lodging in Brazil
Brazil

Youth players killed as fire sweeps through football club lodging in Brazil

The Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office said the dormitory destroyed by the blaze was built on land that was not registered for buildings and that the club had no permission to erect lodgings there.

  • by Gabriel Stargardter and Andrew Downie
The silence of the sirens
Tragedy

The silence of the sirens

Twice the people of one of Brazil's most resource-rich regions have been let down by the companies they relied on. And hundreds have died.

  • by Lia Timson
Venezuela says US is delivering weapons to Maduro enemies
Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela says US is delivering weapons to Maduro enemies

Plane trackers have also uncovered a curious pattern of unusual flights in and out of Venezuela from Miami.

  • by Tim Johnson