Power vacuum in Bolivia as Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

Bolivia's Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to "pacify the country" after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country. Shops and offices in La Paz were shuttered early Monday after looting broke out l

Chilean President Cancels APEC Summit Due to Take Place in Country Amid Protests

by Tim Korso   Anti-government protests have been rocking Chile for over a week, resulting in a temporary curfew being imposed in the country's capital Santiago that was lifted only recently. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has announced that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) s

Turkish-Mexican Activist Reported Missing in Cambodia is Detained in Turkey

A Turkish-Mexican political activist who remained unaccounted for after he was recently arrested in the Cambodian capital is now under custody in Turkey, officials said on Saturday. Ankara has accused Osman Karaca of being linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gülen, whom the government c

At least 8 dead in Chile as mass riots over metro price hike continue

  A clothing store caught fire after being looted during rioting in Santiago that broke out last Friday over social inequality and scarcities but which were sparked by complaints over the government’s hiking of local metro faresThe death toll in the riots in Chile rose to at least eight

Venezuela wins seat on UN human rights council

Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, just months after its government was accused of executing thousands of political opponents. The Latin American oil giant's successful bid triggered criticism from the US – which is seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro's regi

Mexican Startup Brings Kids and Books Together

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s limited access to public libraries and children’s intense relationship with mobile devices led Ariadna Trapote to create Little Bookmates, a startup that allows books to be rented at home by means of a digital algorithm. The idea arose when Trapote returne

Ecuador's Moreno Accuses Ex-President Correa, Maduro of Directing Protests in Quito

Late on Saturday 10-13-2019, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno pledged to assess a decree that had ended fuel subsidies and to study the consequences of the controversial bill more closely to ensure the law could benefit local communities.Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Saturday accused his pred

Ecuador protests: State of emergency declared as fuel subsidies end

Ecuador's government has declared a state of emergency after protesters opposed to a fuel price hike disrupted transport nationwide. President Lenin Moreno said he imposed the measure to "ensure citizens' security and avoid chaos". Protesters were angered by Mr Moreno's decision to end 40-year-old

Case of 43 Ayotzinapa missing students unresolved five years on

  Mexico City - by Lucina Melesio - There were puddles of blood. That is according to Marco Cruz Flores who remembers clearly the night of September 26, 2014. "When we heard Aldo was shot, we decided we'd rush [from Ayotzinapa Rural College for Teachers in the state of Guerrero] to Iguala and

Mexico to probe officials over 2014 case of 43 missing students

Mexican prosecutors will investigate officials who under the previous government handled a "discredited" probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 student teachers, the attorney general's office said on Saturday9-14-2019. The abduction and apparent massacre of the trainee teachers by corrupt police w

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing

Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week. This official count suggests the death toll will be much higher than the current 50, though the number of missing has yet to be checked against those in shelters and should fall. Ten

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas damage 'like nuclear bomb'

Head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has compared the damage from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas to that of a nuclear bomb. Mark Green said he had taken a flight to observe the damage caused by the storm on Grand Bahama and the Abacos islands. Dorian ripped through the Baha

Amazon fires: Seven countries sign forest protection pact

Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world's largest tropical forest. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up a disaster response network and satellite mon