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BREAKING: At least 42 dead in Mexico quake. The governor of the central Mexican state of Morelos says at least 42 people have died as a result of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Images from the region show intense destruction. Visit news11:30 Read full article here

Home of Brazil’s Top Olympic Official Is Searched in Bribe Inquiry

Venezuela to prosecute supporters of US sanctions

Guatemalan president orders out UN anti-corruption investigator

US Vice President Mike Pence heads to South America amid Venezuela unrest. US Vice President Mike Pence heads to South America amid Venezuela unrest

Don’t look now, but the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is the biggest yet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke news this week that the dead zone — an area of oxygen-deprived water where fish can’t survive — is the largest since it started measuring in 1985.

Venezuela remained a powder keg on Sunday as authorities said they had quelled an anti-government paramilitary attack at a military base.
Authorities said the early-morning rebellion, which took place at a military base in Valencia, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) west of Caracas, was swiftly contained. After months of economic hardship and bloody political turmoil,a Constituent Assembly was voted into office last week, taking the place of the opposition-led National Assembly.

Don’t look now, but the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is the biggest yet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke news this week that the dead zone — an area of oxygen-deprived water where fish can’t survive — is the largest since it started measuring in 1985.

U.S. ‘sweetheart’ of Venezuela sees worrying signs of authoritarianism

Mexico warning: Woman dies after drinking tainted alcohol

U.S. sanctions 13 Venezuelans associated with Maduro

Portugal forest fires: At least 62 killed, many in cars overrun by blaze

Brazilian police seize 60 assault rifles smuggled in pool heaters from US

Yesterday Puerto Rico kicked off the biggest bankruptcy case in America’s history. Public-sector debts total almost $74bn (around 100% of GNP). The territory’s politicians have made it clear for years that it cannot pay up, but a change in American law was needed to offer an escape route. Working out which of Puerto Rico’s creditors take priority will now bring a protracted legal battle, writes our United States economics editor

Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won’t terminate NAFTA - The White House says US President Donald Trump has told both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s president that he has agreed not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time.

Venezuelan death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week

Major quake strikes off Chile’s east coast near Santiago

Major quake strikes off Chile’s coast near Santiago

Scores of Top Brazilian Politicians Implicated in Corruption Probe


Mexico ex-governor Yarrington
Fugitive Mexico ex-governor Yarrington caught in Italy

Leftist Claims Victory in Ecuadorian Presidential Race

Protester dies in Paraguay clash violence after re-election vote

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada man attacked by grizzly bear at remote logging camp

 

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