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A masked opponent of President Nicolas Maduro stands at a barricade set up by protesters as security forces block protesters from reaching the national ombudsman office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have flooded the streets over the last month to demand an end to Maduro's presidency. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan unrest continues as Maduro decides to quit OASFollowing through on its threat, Venezuela's government has announced it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricksCorruption scandals, fugitive governors and reports of intimidation reflect what many Mexicans perceive as a return by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party to old tricks _ a view that has the PRI fighting for its life in gubernatorial elections
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A masked opponent of President Nicolas Maduro stands at a barricade set up by protesters as security forces block protesters from reaching the national ombudsman office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have flooded the streets over the last month to demand an end to Maduro's presidency. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OASVenezuela's government says it is going ahead with its threat to withdraw from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics of embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-electionParaguay's Chamber of Deputies has rejected a constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election, voting nearly four weeks after a secret Senate ballot to approve the measure set off riots in which protesters burned furniture in Congress
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Deported Mexican migrants offered jobs _ in bullet-proofingDeported Mexican migrants may take heart _ or not _ from getting job offers in one booming area of the economy in their home country: the auto bullet-proofing industry
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rio slum residents bury teen, protest police-gang shootoutsDozens of slum residents in Rio de Janeiro have gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during a gunbattle between Brazilian police and drug traffickers in their shantytown
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Latest: Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OASThe Latest: Venezuela's government says it will begin withdrawing from the Organization of American States, in reaction to growing international pressure on the socialist-run South American nation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Venezuela says it will initiate its withdrawal from the Organization of American StatesVenezuela says it will initiate its withdrawal from the Organization of American States
The Associated Press14 hours ago
6 inmates dead in Venezuela prison violenceA top prison official says six inmates died and another 11 have been wounded in a brawl among prisoners in a penitentiary in eastern Venezuela
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertainSo far Cuba is weathering the storm of political unrest rocking Venezuela, which is the island's greatest ally and source of highly subsidized oil, but Cubans are nervously watching the troubles for signs of a grimmer future
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths riseVenezuela's chief prosecutor denounces the wave of unrest that has killed 26 people in recent weeks, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of the overheated political spectrum to "lower the tone of confrontation."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millionsFederal Police in Brazil say 12 men have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OASThe Latest: Venezuela's government is threatening to quit the Organization of American States over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to meddle in its affairs by taking sides in political unrest that has worsened in recent weeks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American StatesVenezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police, indigenous in Brazil clash with tear gas and spearsMilitary police in front of Brazil's Congress hurled tear gas at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows as a peaceful demonstration turned into chaos
The Associated Press1 day ago
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