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  • Venezuela: Violent protests continue into a third month

    Venezuelan troops have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at opposition protesters as demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro move into a third month. Maduro, however, has not shown any signs of reaching a compromise with the opposition.

    Venezuela: Violent protests continue into a third month
    Venezuela: Violent protests continue into a third month

    Venezuelan troops have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at opposition protesters as demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro move into a third month. Maduro, however, has not shown any signs of reaching a compromise with the opposition.

    02:28Jun 23, 2017

  • Venezuela crisis: Opposition calls for civil disobedience

    Venezuela's opposition has called for widespread civil disobedience in a new push to remove President Nicolas Maduro's government from power.

    Venezuela crisis: Opposition calls for civil disobedience
  • Venezuela crisis: Regional summit fails to agree on resolution

    Members of Venezuela's opposition have protested at the summit of the Organisation of American States in Mexico, saying that not enough members were ready to call for action against the Venezuelan government over the country’s economic crisis.

    Venezuela crisis: Regional summit fails to agree on resolution
  • Chile protesters call for free higher education

    Clashes have erupted in Chile's capital Santiago between police and protesters calling on President Michelle Bachelet to fulfill her promises of improvements to the educational system and implement more reforms.

    Chile protesters call for free higher education
  • Venezuela faces increased regional pressure to end crisis

    Venezuela is facing mounting pressure from the Organization of American States to implement serious reforms to end one of its largest political and economic crises in history.

    Venezuela faces increased regional pressure to end crisis
  • Argentina: Former president Kirchner launches new party

    The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has reappeared on the political scene more than a year and a half after her party was defeated in elections. She held a rally the capital Buenos Aires where she launched a new party.

    Argentina: Former president Kirchner launches new party
  • Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

    An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

    Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef
    Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

    An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

    02:42Jun 18, 2017

  • Colombia vows action after deadly mall blast

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has vowed action against those behind a bomb attack on a shopping mall in the capital, Bogota. Three women were killed and at least nine others were injured when the blast tore through a toilet block in Bogota

    Colombia vows action after deadly mall blast
  • Fear rises over Trump's vow to reverse Obama's Cuba policies

    US President Donald Trump has rolled back some of the Cuban diplomatic policies initiated by his predecessor Barack Obama that revived relations.

    Fear rises over Trump's vow to reverse Obama's Cuba policies
  • Disappointment in Cuba over US policy reversal

    Hardline Cuban Americans may applaud President Trump's new restrictions on Cuba travel and trade. But most Cubans are disappointed. The large number of American visitors over the past two years had improved many people's livelihoods.

    Disappointment in Cuba over US policy reversal
  • Trump set to change US-Cuba policy

    The United States and Cuba ended decades of hostility when they normalised relations two years ago. But all that may change as President Donald Trump is due to announce his own policy which could potentially reverse the course of the US policy.

    Trump set to change US-Cuba policy
  • Venezuela crisis: Thousands cross into Colombia for food and medicine

    Hundreds of people are crossing the border from Venezuela into Colombia every day to buy food and medicine. The increased demand is placing a strain on health services in Colombia and crime has also gone up.

    Venezuela crisis: Thousands cross into Colombia for food and medicine