WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has designated an ex-former Venezuelan judge and a governor and two other individuals in its latest round of sanctions against the Latin American nation, the Treasury Department said in a press release on Friday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has presented a plan to reactivate the region's economy in the amount of $5.3 billion, under which the city will create 300,000 jobs lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Brazilian president’s son serves as a lawmaker in the chamber of representatives for the Social Liberal Party, an economically liberal, rabidly anti-communist party. The politician caused a minor diplomatic spat between Brasilia and Beijing in March after accusing China’s communist “dictatorship” of unleashing the global coronavirus pandemic.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - A group of eight Venezuelan federal ministers, including the former vice president and minister of communications, Jorge Rodriguez, will leave their posts to participate in the upcoming elections to the National Assembly, President Nicolas Maduro said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration has outlined a plan to help certain American farmers of season fruits and vegetables that are hurt by foreign imports and will reach out to Mexico to discuss concerns, the Office of the US Trade Representative said in a press release.
Two Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections in December, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu revealed Tuesday.
Early readings of the Tuesday phenomenon from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) recorded a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the shore of Atacama, Chile.
The largest chunk of the meteorite, weighing about 40 kilograms, is repotedly worth around $26,000.
According to preliminary information provided by GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, a quake has struck about 40 kilometers northwest of Carrizal Bajo, a village in Atacama.
The Venezuelan government announced on Monday that President Nicolas Maduro had pardoned more than four dozen political figures in opposition parties.
Mexican drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) have not only diversified their crime activities, resorting to extortion, kidnapping, oil theft, human smuggling, and other illicit enterprises, but have been using high-quality equipment, such as assault rifles and light machine guns, wearing ballistic vests like those used by regular armed forces.
The two countries have been actively cooperating after unilateral US sanctions started affecting their economies. Tehran has namely delivered several shipments to help Caracas restart its massive oil refining industry.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Former Bolivian President Evo Morales should provide a public explanation on allegations implicating him in the sexual assault of minors in a court, the country's interim president, Jeanine Anez, said on Friday.
Bolivians' patience is wearing thin as La Paz is yet to deliver on its vow to hold snap elections in the country after the military forced ex-President Evo Morales to step down and flee the country. Although the government scheduled a new vote for 18 October, MAS supporters remain on alert, says Bolivian journalist Alberto Echazu.
While COVID-19 is raging across Brazil, the country's regions are taking matters into their own hands, says Brazilian scholar Gustavo Guerreiro, referring to nine northeast states who united their resources to fight against the pandemic. Following in the footsteps of Parana, Brazil's northeast has signalled interest in Russia's vaccine, he notes.
The Colombian National Police announced on Monday they had seized more than a metric ton of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel on its way to Mexico.
A new report in the New York Times details that around two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the request of US President Donald Trump, suggested deploying a microwave, or “heat ray,” weapon at the country’s southern border to deter illegal crossings.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday that Russia is ready to start deliveries of the newly registered COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil in November.
Argentina's protracted lockdown has triggered a wave of protests followed by a spike in coronavirus cases. Argentine political analyst Gonzalo Fiore Viani has explained what forces are fanning the social discontent with the government and whether the upcoming anti-COVID vaccination can bring the South American economy back on track.
Peru remains the second-largest producer of coca leaf and cocaine in the world. Among those involved in the production of illicit narcotics and trafficking are the remnants of the Maoist terrorist organisation, Shining Path.