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Brazil reaches deal with hauliers to suspend fuel strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Strike,” reads the banner carried by protesters near the city of São Paulo. The Brazilian government has reached a deal with haulage companies to suspend protests over high diesel prices. The protests will be halted...
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Brazil diesel prices cut in effort to halt strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lorry drivers block lanes in the a highway near the city of Salvador The Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras, has announced it is cutting the price of diesel by 10% to give the government time...
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Venezuela election: Maduro expels top US diplomat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Robinson was given 48 hours to leave the country Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against Nicolás Maduro’s re-election as president. Mr Maduro anno...
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Venezuela election: Fourteen ambassadors recalled after Maduro win

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro celebrates his victory Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition...
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Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nicolás Maduro celebrates his victory alongside his wife Cilia Flores Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigg...
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Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in ‘good condition’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe plane came down in a field near Havana’s main airport Cuban officials say they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havana airport, killing...
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Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

It was a “gut punch for most American Jews,” the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz wrote in an editorial published Friday. The editorial charged that the evangelical alliance “erodes Israel’s standing in its traditional power centers — above all U.S....
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Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

Image copyright EPA Image caption The plane came down in fields near the airport More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say. Three people have...
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Venezuela political prisoners ‘revolt’ at Caracas jail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives gathered outside the headquarters of the secret service, where inmates have staged an uprising Relatives of political prisoners held in one of Venezuela’s most notorious prisons say the inmates have staged ...
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Nicaragua unrest: Protesters confront Ortega in televised debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Daniel Ortega told the meeting he wanted to restore peace Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and opposition groups have traded angry accusations in a televised debate designed to ease weeks of unrest. Mr Ortega s...
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