Intrexon, a synthetic biology technology company, announced it was opening a mosquito production facility in Brazil aiming to reduce local populations of mosquitos carrying diseases such as Zika and protect millions of people.
A police officer of the Venezuelan state of Miranda was fatally shot and another was wounded during an anti-government protest, local police said.
The opposition forces of Venezuela have called on their followers to take part in a 12-hour "general strike" on Friday and set a deadline for the government and the elections commission to activate a recall referendum on presidential term.
Almost 40 people were detained while more than 20 were injured in opposition protests all over Venezuela, the head of the Foro Penal rights group said.
Venezuela's National Armed Forces Council, the principal body for consultations on defense issues, will be working on a regular basis amid the ongoing protests of the opposition, dissatisfied with the current leadership, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday.
Inflation forced the Venezuelan Central Bank to begin issuing large-denomination banknotes and coins, local media reported on Wednesday.
Supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed to take to the streets after the parliament’s impeachment vote split the country.
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela has been mobilizing to fend off a possible attempt by the right wing to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, as a referendum calling for his removal was halted due to allegations of right-wing corruption.
The Venezuelan opposition is resorting to increasingly extreme measures in a vain effort to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan analyst and former civil servant Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein told Sputnik Mundo.
About 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food supplies amid Hurricane Matthew`s consequences to the agriculture in the country.
The Russian Helicopters is going to build a training center for Mi-171Sh helicopters’ crews in Lima, the company’s press service said on Monday.
Venezuela’s opposition-dominated parliament agreed to meet Tuesday for a special debate on the constitutionality of President Nicolas Maduro’s "coup" against democracy.
Juan Manuel Santos appointed former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Juan Camilo Restrepo as a negotiator for peace talks with the National Liberation Army rebel group.
A recent poll suggest that Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva would be the most likely candidate to win the 2018 presidential elections, bringing the Worker's Party back to power. Commenting on the results, Brazilian politician Fátima Bezerra told Sputnik it is due to the "extraordinary political capital' he gained during his terms in the office.
Brazil's "Association of Good Clowns" is holding a street demonstration to stop their professional reputation being tarnished by recent "creepy clown" attacks.
Member countries of the Organization of American States reportedly expressed concern over a suspended petition for a referendum on President Nicolas Maduro resignation.
Argentina and Brazil are Latin America’s leading space-going countries, but Peru, Venezuela and Mexico are already breathing down their necks. Sputnik discussed this issue with Gustavo Henríquez director of the PerúSat-1 program that allowed Peru to orbit its first observation satellite.
Popular resistance continues to mount against the neoliberal coup government of Brazilian President Michel Temer, after a politician who orchestrated the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff has now been arrested on multiple corruption charges.
Throughout his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has stirred up racist and anti-immigrant sentiment against Latinos by calling Mexicans “killers,” “criminals,” and “rapists.” But a Mexico City brewery exacted a bit of revenge on Thursday by tricking some of the billionaire’s supporters into funding their beer party.
During the arrest of the former speaker of the lower chamber of the Parliament of Brazil, Eduardo Cunha, on corruption charges the public was focused on one agent of the Federal Police. His appearance got him a nickname, “Hipster da Federal.”
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