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Argentine opposition deals blow to ruling Peronists in midterm vote

Argentina's main opposition party landed a blow against the ruling Peronists on Sunday, winning key races in a congressional primary vote that is a...

Argentines head to polls in litmus test for Peronists

Argentines head to the polls on Sunday for midterm primaries in a litmus test for the center-left Peronist government of Alberto Fernandez, which has...

Venezuelan ex-spymaster to be held in Spanish jail pending transfer to U.S.

Former Venezuelan military intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal, who was arrested on Thursday in Madrid after hiding for almost two years, will be held in...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says striking truckers to stand down on Sunday

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that allied truckers protesting on highways across the country had agreed to stand down on Sunday, a...

Bolsonaro to meet striking Brazil truckers, with exports threatened

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet by videoconference on Thursday with truckers leading blockades of highways in multiple states across the country, the Infrastructure...

Venezuela receives first batch of vaccines through COVAX mechanism

Venezuela has received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX mechanism intended for poor countries, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) said on...

Brazil braces for pro-Bolsonaro rallies on Tuesday

Brazil prepared for Independence Day demonstrations on Tuesday by supporters of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for a show of support for...

Venezuelan government, opposition agree on some key points during Mexico talks

Venezuelan government and opposition representatives on Monday said they reached partial agreement during talks in Mexico City as part of a roadmap drawn up...

Amazon fires surge anew in Brazil as cleared forest burns

Thick smoke billowed above Brazil's Amazon jungle as fire tore through butchered rainforest and discarded trees littered the scorched earth like dead matchsticks, burnt...

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