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    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 5 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in Sacaba, near the city of Cochabamba, had been...

  • Mexico November 16, 2019 5:28 pm

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 8 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. Officials said Saturday that at least eight people died and dozens were injured in an incident that threatens the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in...

  • Associated Press November 13, 2019 7:18 am

    Bolivia Clashes After Opposition Leader Declares Herself President

    Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico. Questions remained about who might rally around Añez, while Morales’ supporters angrily accused her of trying to seize power in her declaration Tuesday, raising the prospect of...

  • Associated Press November 11, 2019 6:09 am

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign Amid Election-Fraud Allegations

    Bolivia entered a sudden era of political uncertainty on Monday as President Evo Morales, pushed by the military and weeks of massive protests, resigned after nearly 14 years in power and seemingly every person constitutionally in line for the job quit as well. Crowds of jubilant foes of the socialist leader celebrated in the streets with honking horns and fireworks...

  • PRESIDENT September 1, 2019 12:06 am

    Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

    “Without smoke, there’s no progress,” said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. The rancher, 75-year-old Antonio Lopes da Silva, was talking about the fires that have swept parts of one of the world’s most precious regions in recent weeks. People around the world reacted with shock at what they consider a...

  • Donald Trump August 11, 2019 8:46 pm

    Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

    Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the U.S. less than a...

  • United States August 4, 2019 4:03 am

    US Water Polo Team: Balcony Accident United Us as a Group

    The U.S. water polo team says that a fatal nightclub collapse in South Korea that injured some of team members united them as a group and gave them new perspective to make the best out of life. Team members and other competitors from the world swimming championships were celebrating an unprecedented third straight world title for the U.S. women’s water...

  • energy July 28, 2019 8:18 am

    Morgan Hurd Inspires Other Young Gymnasts to Wear Eyeglasses

    Morgan Hurd is such an inspiration for young American gymnasts — and anyone who wears eyeglasses and practices sports — that some have dressed up in leotards and her trademark glasses for Halloween. The costume surprised her because the 2017 all-around world champion and Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopeful still feels like any other 18-year-old. “Honestly, it feels kind of crazy...

  • Associated Press June 17, 2019 3:56 pm

    Hunt for Cause of Massive South America Power Outage Begins as Lights Turn Back on

    The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into what he called an “unprecedented” outage, one that raised questions...

  • National Guard February 24, 2019 1:49 am

    Soldiers Unleash Tear Gas Amid Tension on Venezuela's Border

    Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on opposition activists at a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, and two protesters were killed near the border in Brazil, as the opposition tried to execute a high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the obstinate refusal of President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leader Juan Guaido pulled himself onto a semitruck and shook...

  • food February 23, 2019 12:08 am

    Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaido Appears at Aid Concert

    Defying orders banning him from leaving the country, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia, joining thousands of other Venezuelans in pressuring President Nicolas Maduro into allowing the delivery of emergency food and medicine. On the Venezuelan side, a much smaller crowd gathered for a rival, three-day “Hands Off Venezuela”...

  • Associated Press August 9, 2018 4:18 pm

    Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion

    Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38-31 against the measure that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy....

  • Donald Trump July 22, 2018 11:33 pm

    G-20 Calls for More Dialogue on Rising Trade Tensions

    The world’s top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 nations came as the United States clashes with China and other nations over trade, with the nations...

  • Donald Trump March 8, 2018 9:15 pm

    11 Nations Sign Pacific Trade Pact as US Plans Tariffs

    Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to formalize new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year, causing fears that it would not prosper without...

  • spokesman January 30, 2018 10:29 pm

    Pope Sends Sex Crimes Expert to Chile to Investigate Bishop

    After coming under excoriating public criticism, Pope Francis has decided to send the Vatican’s most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest. The Vatican said Tuesday that Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile “to listen to those who have expressed the desire...

  • spokesman November 23, 2017 4:57 pm

    Sound Heard in Argentine Sub Search Comes From Explosion

    Argentina’s navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan. He said...

  • Captain November 22, 2017 12:09 pm

    The Search for Argentina's Missing Submarine Explained

    The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here’s a look at the submarine and the round-the-clock international maritime search. The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was commissioned in 1985 and was most recently refit in 2014. The retrofitting cost about $12 million and took more than 500,000 work...

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