Mass protests erupted in Ecuador Thursday as thousands rallied across the country against the government's economic reforms, namely the decision to curb decades-old fuel subsidies.
MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) - The number of people detained during protests in Ecuador, which have erupted in response to the government's decision to cancel fuel subsidies, has reached 350, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said on Friday.
Former model Claudia Ochoa Félix, speculated to have been associated with the hit squad of notorious Mexican organised crime leader Joaquín Guzmán, died in September from a drug overdose, authorities concluded. Her death, however, is said to have cast a shadow of uncertainty over El Chapo’s former gangs.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has declared a national two-month state of emergency over civil unrest in the country following a decision to eliminate fuel subsidies, the El Telegrafo news outlet reported.
Playboy star Suzy Cortez, who is building a modelling career around her outstanding derriere, is not shy to share her “precious” curves with her numerous Instagram fans and is used to posting photos that show her glutes in the most favourable light. She was eager to tease followers with new images right after she won her second Miss BumBum crown.
Earlier, demonstrators took to the streets of Ecuador's major cities, blocking major roads in Quito and Guayaquil to protest the scrapping of fuel subsidies, part of the government's austerity measures aimed at reducing the fiscal budget.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Peruvian lawmakers will appeal to the Constitutional Tribunal over the president's decision to dissolve the country's opposition-dominated Congress, the legislative body said on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico is holding events to commemorate the October 2, 1968, massacre when the army opened fire on student protesters on the Plaza of Three Cultures in Mexico City, with the government and businesses voicing concerns that the anniversary rallies might turn violent.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Peruvian Vice President Mercedes Araoz, appointed as acting head of state after President Martin Vizcarra was declared temporarily unfit for governing, announced her resignation on Wednesday, calling for urgently holding a general election.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Former governor of Mexico’s Guerrero state, Angel Aguirre Rivero, has given additional testimony at the prosecutor general’s office as part of the investigation into the suspected murder of 43 students in Guerrero in 2014.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio and Finance Minister Carlos Oliva decided to resign amid the ongoing political crisis in the country, national media reported on Tuesday.
Earlier, Peru’s Congress, dissolved by the country’s President on Monday, declared Martin Vizcarra temporarily unfit to govern, appointing Vice President Mercedes Araoz to replace him, against the backdrop of a political crisis engulfing Peru.
Earlier, Peru’s Congress had declared the country’s President Martin Vizcarra temporarily unfit to govern and appointed Vice President Mercedes Araoz to replace him.
MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) – Peru’s Congress, dissolved by the country’s President Martin Vizcarra on Monday, has declared him temporarily unfit for governing and has appointed Vice President Mercedes Araoz to replace him.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States imposed visa restrictions on Cuban officials involved with alleged labour abuses at overseas medical missions, the State Department said in a press release.
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra ordered the dissolution of Congress Monday and called for parliamentary elections after a feud with the country's opposition-run Congress.
While Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is currently serving a life sentence in a US maximum security prison, his Sinaloa cartel remains increasingly active in various parts of Latin America.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The accident took place on late Saturday when a truck from the mining town of Llallagua overturned, the Pagina Siete media outlet reported. The vehicle transported people in a truck bed, which resulted in a large number of victims.
The country is situated in a region adjacent to the fast-moving Nazca Plate, which is characterised by high tectonic activity.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Two planes carrying Russian personnel who will provide military and technical assistance to Venezuela have arrived in the Bolivarian Republic, President Nicolas Maduro said.