MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Eight people were killed and 10 others were injured after a car drove into a group of people in the Colombian town of Guaduas, located in the central department of Cundinamarca, local media reported.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Congress of the Republic of Peru gave the cabinet of Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva the vote of confidence, the live broadcast of the parliamentary session, aired on the Congress website, showed.
The head of the forensics department in Jalisco, Mexico, was fired this week after reports surfaced of a refrigerated semi-trailer truck, housing roughly 150 corpses, being left illegally parked near several towns in the Mexican state.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Tuesday the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro "garbage" in response to his statement about possible military invasion to Venezuela.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra warned lawmakers that if they dismiss his cabinet in the dispute over judicial and political reforms, her will invoke a constitutional procedure that will bring him a step closer to dissolving Congress, Reuters reported Monday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuela will reach out to the United Nations in connection to the statement by Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro, who did not rule out a military intervention in the South American country, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Saturday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - At least eight people were killed in a major road accident in the Mexican state of Jalisco after a passenger bus collided with a truck and overturned, the state's office of civil protection said on Saturday.
The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, warned Friday that military solution of Venezuela's economic and political crisis must not be ruled out, AFP Reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.0-magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday in the northeastern part of Peru, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuela was hit by an economic crisis triggered by the fall of oil prices. The UN estimates that the number of Venezuelan refugees has reached nearly 330,000 people, with over 670,000 Venezuelans more enjoying other forms of legal stay, including temporary migration and humanitarian visas, in neighboring countries.
Former El Salvador President Elias Antonio Saca was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering charges involving more than $300 million of public funds, Reuters reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving a jail term for corruption, has given up on the idea to run for the position of the country's leader, Guardian reported on Tuesday, citing a source from Brazil's leftist Workers' Party.
The retired Argentine football ace, who had a well-publicized love affair with cocaine, opened up on his past struggles with addiction during his maiden press conference at a Mexican club, which is based in the hometown of the infamous drug cartel Sinaloa.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexican President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday held talks with Russian Ambassador to Mexico Viktor Koronelli and discussed bilateral Russian-Mexican relations, local media reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cuba has lost over $4 billion over the past 12 month due to the United States' sanctions policy against Havana, Cuban Ambassador to Russia Gerardo Penalver Portal stated.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - On Saturday Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza confirmed alleged plans by US agencies to support a coup against the Venezuelan leadership.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government has called back its top envoys from the Central American nations of Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic over their decisions to end diplomatic recognition for Taiwan, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press release.
Central Ecuador has been hit with a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake, the United States Geological Survey Reported.
Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the abdomen during a parade in the city of Juiz de Fora Thursday. Surgeons told the press that he had suffered a deep stab wound that endangered his life, but that they had "successfully" performed an operation on him after the attack, according to Bolsonaro's running mate.
Argentina's currency, the peso, continues to plunge against the dollar despite a US$50 billion bailout by the IMF. Sputnik spoke to journalist Carmen Duarte, in Buenos Aires, about the financial crisis and how it reflects on President Mauricio Macri.
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