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Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega accuses Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in a massive corruption scheme at Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, one of President Nicolas Maduro's most vocal critics, invited by Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot, speaks during a conference with representatives from the Latin American regional trading alliance Mercosur, in Brasilia, on August 23, 2017. Ortega promised to use the international forum in Brazil to intensify corruption allegations against Maduro, who called for her arrest. Days after a dramatic escape from Venezuela, Ortega arrived in Brasilia promising to dish dirt on Maduro, who in turn asked Interpol to put out a "red notice" warrant for his critic.  / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

Venezuela gate-crashes meeting with regional powers

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez pushes her way through a crowd of riot police and journalists to enter the Argentine foreign ministry in Buenos Aires where the extraordinary meeting was held

BARGING IN. Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (C), arrives to the Argentine Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires during a meeting among Mercosur's ministers where Venezuela was not invited, on December 14, 2016. Photo by Eitan Abaramovich/ AFP

Brazil's Rousseff calls for Latin American Zika fight

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Rousseff says she had asked a summit of the 33 member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States CELAC to launch cooperative action in the fight against the Zika virus

VICTIM. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes aegypti mosquito bite, at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP

With new default looming, Argentina urges calm

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:26 AM

With no visible progress in talks with the holdouts the country could fail to make a 539 million payment on the restructured debt by the Wednesday July 30 deadline

Argentine bank notes pictured on December 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Daniel Garcia/AFP

China's Xi hails 'new horizons' in ties with Argentina

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Xi is on a Latin American charm offensive to secure bilateral trade deals – particularly coveted raw materials – from governments throughout the region

A TOAST TO BILATERAL TIES. Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) toast during a dinner at the Casa Rosada presidential residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 July 2014. Image courtesy Argentinian President's office

LatAm nations express surveillance 'indignation' to UN

Aug 06, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Latin American bloc Mercosur reiterates to the United Nations its indignation over US espionage practices revealed by Edward Snowden

Foreign minsters of four member countries of the Mercado Común del Sur, or MERCOSUR, brief the press today at UN Headquarters in New York, August 5, 2013: (L-R) Héctor Marcos Timerman, Minister of External Relations and Worship of Argentina; Elías Jaua Milano (speaking), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela; Luis Almagro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay; and Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Minister for External Relations of Brazil. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Snowden chose not to release most damaging data: journalist

Jul 14, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the US government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of the United States

SNOWDEN REAPPEARS. A photo made available by Human Rights Watch shows former CIA employee-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow 12 July 2013. EPA/Tanya Lokshina /Human Rights Watch handout

Pacific Rim LatAm countries show growing clout

Jan 28, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Spain s bid to join the Pacific Alliance illustrates the growing clout of the trade association between Chile Colombia Mexico and Peru a new rival to the South American trading bloc Mercosur

PACIFIC BLOC. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala walk together after holding a meeting of the Pacific Alliance - a trade association between the four countries - during the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, on January 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI

South Americans bar new Paraguay leader from summit

Jun 25, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Paraguay s new president was barred Sunday June 24 from participating in a summit of South American leaders next week deepening the country s isolation over the ouster of former president Fernando Lugo