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Trump: military intervention in Venezuela 'an option', Russia objects

Trump: military intervention in Venezuela 'an option', Russia objects

The US is boosting pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, but Venezuela's ally Russia is warning against "destructive meddling".

  • by Brian Ellsworth

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Opposition calls for Venezuelan wave against Maduro as protests swell
Venezuela Crisis

Opposition calls for Venezuelan wave against Maduro as protests swell

Opposition leaders hope large protests - with international sanctions - will push Nicolas Maduro to negotiate his exit or prod the military to force him out.

  • by Mariana Zuñiga, Anthony Faiola & Rachelle Krygier
Seasonal escape on hold in Argentina
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Seasonal escape on hold in Argentina

Customers sit outside of a restaurant at night in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina's capital typically witnesses a mass exodus when South American summer starts in late December.

Brazilians pay homage to victims of dam collapse, as video emerges
Tragedy

Brazilians pay homage to victims of dam collapse, as video emerges

Newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in its path. 

  • by Marcelo Silva de Sousa
Red Cross warns US about risks of sending aid to Venezuela
Venezuela Crisis

Red Cross warns US about risks of sending aid to Venezuela

International Committee of the Red Cross has warned the US about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of Maduro's forces. 

  • by Luis Alonso Lugo
Brazil's Vale knew of risk to area hit by deadly mine disaster
Brazil

Brazil's Vale knew of risk to area hit by deadly mine disaster

The world's largest iron ore miner has come under intense pressure over a burst tailings dam killed 110 people and left another 238 missing.

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Putin's concern for Venezuela has overtones of superpower rivalry
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Venezuela Crisis

Putin's concern for Venezuela has overtones of superpower rivalry

The fight for power in the South American country has taken on a familiar tone.

  • by Neil MacFarquhar
'This was a massive assassination': Hopes fade for Australian-based family
Tragedy

'This was a massive assassination': Hopes fade for Australian-based family

Heartbreak as a Sydney man found dead and his fiancee, expecting their first child, still among those feared killed by a dam disaster in Brazil.

  • by Diarlei Rodrigues & Lia Timson
Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out
Venezuela Crisis

Venezuelans take to streets in walkout to push Maduro out

People gathered on the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday, waving their nation's flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from power.

  • by Scott Smith
How has Venezuela come to the brink of collapse?
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Venezuela Crisis

How has Venezuela come to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela is in chaos as rival rulers face off with another. Other nations are weighing in too. How did it come to this?

Maduro pummels Venezuelan slums as his power comes under attack
Venezuela Crisis

Maduro pummels Venezuelan slums as his power comes under attack

As the opposition campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro dramatically escalated, protests have broken out in slums, followed by military repression.

  • by Mariana Zuniga and Anthony Faiola