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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Latin American nations denounce Venezuela crackdown

BOGOTA - Eight Latin American nations, including Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, have collectively denounced Venezuela’s “excessive use of force” against civilian protesters after the death toll from anti-government More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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OAS secretary general denounces ‘self-inflicted coup d’etat’ in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - The secretary general of the OAS has denounced what he described as a self-inflicted coup d’état perpetrated by the Venezuelan regime against the National Assembly, the last branch of government More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Venezuela expelled from Mercosur

BRASÍLIA - South American sub-regional economic bloc Mercosur on Friday expelled Venezuela, effective immediately, for violating the grouping’s democratic principles and trade bylaws. It will now be required More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

BOGOTA - Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it. The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

CARACAS - Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home. It’s the More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Neighbors stand up to Venezuela

This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur, a trade bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. But at the urging of Paraguay, Mercosur heads of state are considering More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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The new face of Simón Bolívar: Hyper-realism or distortion?

During the last three years a new image of Simón Bolívar's face has been promoted – first in Venezuela and then internationally – that was obtained by using advanced techniques of 3D facial reconstruction, More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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We ignore Venezuela’s imminent implosion at our peril

The encouraging news from Latin America is that the leftist populists who for 15 years undermined the region’s democratic institutions and wrecked its economies are being pushed out — not by coups and juntas, More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Fiscal reform key to boost growth in the Caribbean and Latin America

NASSAU - Weak global growth, a fading demographic boom, lower commodity prices and deteriorating fiscal positions are underscoring the urgent need for major reformulations in fiscal policies of Latin America and More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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Venezuela shopping centres halve opening times as crisis bites

CARACAS - Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day. The move will allow them to comply with government energy rationing. Ministers says More...