MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Paraguayan doctors have recommended that the country’s president Mario Abdo Benitez take two days rest from work after claiming that he was unwell, with doctors not ruling out the possibility that he may have contracted dengue fever, Paraguay’s Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni said on Tuesday.
At the beginning of the week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated his oft-repeated call for the removal of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office.
Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaidó led a US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela in 2019 after declaring himself "interim president" of the country. Guaidó also backed US sanctions on his country which the Center for Economic and Policy Research blamed for killing 40,000 Venezuelans between 2017 and 2018.
In November 2019, nine US citizens living in Mexico, including three women and six children, were killed in an ambush carried out by a criminal organisation.
In October 2018, Mexican police also had to use force to disperse a massive migrant caravan who tried to breach the border between Mexico and Guatemala. However, since then, thousands of migrants from Central America have crossed Mexico to enter the US.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - A court in the city of Torreon in Coahuila state has approved charges filed against the grandfather of an 11-year-old child, media reported on Monday.
The long-running Venezuelan political crisis began last January, when opposition lawmaker Juan Guiado proclaimed himself the country’s ‘interim president’, but has failed to achieve its aim – the overthrow of the country’s elected government.
A football fan’s response after being caught kissing a woman on the main screen during a game in Guayaquil between Ecuador’s Barcelona Sporting and Delfin on Sunday has gone viral, being viewed more than 19.4 million times.
US experts are again claiming that Russian social media campaigns have disrupted US elections, sowed anti-Western sentiment in Africa, and "inspired China and Iran to adopt similar tactics against protesters and political adversaries", the New York Times alleges, attempting to highlight the purported global influence of Moscow.
In October, then-Bolivian President Evo Morales was pressured by the country’s military to step down from the presidency, resulting him to flee the country in the wake of massive protests against a highly-contested November 2019 election win that would have seen him take a 4th term.
Brazilian authorities have reportedly temporarily shut down operations on the nation's border crossings with Paraguay after dozens of convicted criminals staged a massive prison break on Sunday near a well-known drug-smuggling hotspot.
Just months after Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was once included in the Forbes list of richest people, was sentenced to life in prison, his family has created a company that now sells merchandise featuring the criminal’s image and name.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Large-scale power outages have been registered in northern and western Venezuela, with the states of Tachira, Merida, and Carabobo among the most affected, monitoring agency Netblocks reported on Saturday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made his first major interview with a US-based media outlet, almost a year after he canceled a Univision interview session in February 2019 and expelled its journalists from the country.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - An armed group has set fire to at least 20 houses and cars belonging to local residents in the town of Madera in the northwestern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Milenio newspaper reported, citing a regional prosecutor.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brazilian Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was removed from office at his request on Friday after he said he inadvertently alluded to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in his speech about arts.
Roberto Alvim, a former theatre director, who was appointed as Secretary of Culture this November, has created some clamour among the Brazilian public this week, after netizens found some similarities between his recent speech and quotes by Nazi politician Joseph Goebbels – something the official explained as a “rhetorical coincidence”.
The tremor was reportedly felt near Mexico City. According to the nation's National Seismological Centre, the epicentre of the quake was registered late on Thursday in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, close to Salina Cruz.
Guatemalan president-elect, Alejandro Giammattei, earlier vowed that he would cut off his nation's political relationship with Caracas after his January 2020 inauguration, recognizing instead the authority of the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido.
Joaquin Guzman, the former head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, who was extradited to the US in 2016 is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in America’s highest-security prison.