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Brazil leading plastic waste producer doing “Nothing” to recycle it

AFP | Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles, and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil's efforts to recycle...
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Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

AFP | Venezuela will prosecute seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido, the country's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday,...
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US, Russia butt heads over Venezuela

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Sunday for Russia to get out of Venezuela, while his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, called on...
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Venezuela: Indigenous people are forgotten victims of crisis

Natalia Garcia Bonet | It appeared to be a confrontation between humanitarianism and military force. In February, the Venezuelan government placed troops along the country’s...
Trump hails ‘very positive’ Venezuela talks with Putin

Trump hails ‘very positive’ Venezuela talks with Putin

AFP | President Donald Trump said he held "very positive" talks Friday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the crisis in oil-rich Venezuela, where...
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One shot dead, at least 27 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

AFP | A woman was shot dead and more than two dozen people were injured during May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's armed...

Ex-Venezuelan general arrested in Spain on US warrant

AFP | Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal, head of military intelligence under Hugo Chavez, was arrested Friday in Madrid on a US warrant for cocaine...

Man versus condor: The king of the Andes under threat

AFP| By all accounts, Dasan and Illika should have died of poisoning. But they are back on their feet, poking their beaks through the bars...

Maduro vs. Guaido: Who is backing whom?

AFP | Venezuela has been receiving massive attention from the international community since National Assembly chief Juan Guaido declared himself acting interim president of Venezuela....

Brazilian TV news market to be shaken by launch of CNN Brazil

AFP | With the launch of CNN Brazil, Latin America's biggest TV market is set to be roiled by the entry of a powerful new...

China, Russia side with Maduro as US backs Venezuela challenger

AFP | The United States, Britain, and major South American nations recognized opposition chief Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader Thursday but China and Russia...

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup, seeks ‘revision’ of ties

AFP | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties...

Israeli PM, Brazil’s next president hail budding ‘brotherhood’

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Friday announced a nascent "brotherhood" between their countries that will boost economic,...

Brazil military’s central role in Rio security nearing end

AFP | The Brazilian military's central role in Rio de Janeiro state security is nearing its end, with a drop in some indicators of violence...

‘We’ve been forgotten’: Brazil’s Zika generation

AFP | When doctors told her that the six-month-old fetus she was carrying had severe brain damage caused by the Zika virus, Thamires Ferreira da Silva...

Key points from the Group of 20

AFP | G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique...

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

AFP | Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 126 people, most of them Canadians, crash-landed in Guyana's capital...

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

AFP | Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting...

Growing army influence on Brazilian elections causes a stir

AFP | With an ex-army captain leading polls, a reserve general picked as his running mate, and a military chief sticking his nose into the...

Government cuts blamed for Brazil National Museum inferno

AFP | Brazilian officials on Monday blamed years of government cutbacks for an inferno that gutted the treasured National Museum, described by President Michel Temer...

Brazil’s first human, a ‘priceless’ loss from Rio’s museum fire

AFP | Brazil on Monday mourned the loss of the "first Brazilian," Luzia, after the 12,000-year-old fossil was destroyed in a raging fire that ripped...

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

AFP | A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a...

A fire ravages the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, a cultural jewel of...

AFP | A huge fire devastated Sunday the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, a disaster described as "tragedy for culture", but no victim has...

TV ads critical to Brazil’s presidential race

AFP | A huge election in Brazil is little over a month away and voter Domingo Souza says he knows little about who's running for...

A Venezuelan family’s desperate journey

AFP | On foot, by bus, on the backs of juddering trucks, like tens of thousands of others they slogged for days along the Pan-American...

Venezuelans flee home only to end up homeless in Brazil

AFP | The homeless Venezuelan woman in the Brazilian town of Boa Vista was once an operating theater assistant. And she once had dreams. But...

How the Venezuelan migration crisis affects South America

AFP | Venezuela has seen a mass exodus of citizens fleeing poverty, hyperinflation, failing public services and shortages of basic necessities. Here, AFP looks at how...

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