Argentina to restore 4,000 artefacts to Ecuador and Peru

Argentina has said it will return more than 4,000 archaeological artefacts to Ecuador and Peru. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the pieces had been stolen and should be returned…

Alleged paramilitary charged with murder

Alleged paramilitary charged with murder

CARACAS – Alleged Colombian paramilitary Leiver Padilla (alias “El Colombia”) has been formally charged by Venezuelan prosecutors with the murder of the young socialist parliamentarian Robert Serra and his partner…

Body found in bags and a suitcase

CARACAS – The gristly murder of a middle-aged woman has become yet another political battleground in hyperpolarized Venezuela. Supporters and opponents of the country’s socialist administration each saying the killers…

Two countries on high alert amid volcano threats

Two countries on high alert amid volcano threats

QUITO – Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said Saturday he would declare a state of emergency as the Cotopaxi volcano spewed ash into the sky, prompting evacuations of several nearby villages.…

Brazil street protests for removal of leader

Brazil street protests for removal of leader

BRASILIA – Anti-government protests took place across Brazil on Sunday as voters repeated calls for the removal of Dilma Rousseff, the president, from power. Crowds of thousands marched through streets…

Brazil legend back in hospital two months after surgery

Brazil legend Pele has had treatment in hospital two months after having prostate surgery. Local media reports say the 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had back…

Mother, baby survive 4 days in the jungle after plane crash

COLOMBIA – A mother kept herself and her infant son alive for four days in a dense jungle of Colombia after the plane that they were passengers in crashed and…

Venezuela legislators slam Brazil counterparts’ prison visit

CARACAS – Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party legislators called a trip by Brazilian senators to visit jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro “abusive” and “meddling” on Friday. The Brazilian delegation’s visit…

Venezuela parliament defends speaker Diosdado Cabello

CARACAS – Venezuela’s parliament has passed a motion defending its president, Diosdado Cabello, against what it described as “a campaign of lies by national and international media.” On Monday the…

Colombian miners trapped in flooded mine

Rescue workers are trying to reach at least 15 miners trapped in a flooded gold mine in north-western Colombia. The mine collapsed apparently due to flooding caused by drilling holes…