Venezuela Arrests 3 Opponents Amid Threat of Crackdown

Venezuela jailed three anti-government politicians in what the opposition denounced on Thursday as a new crackdown on dissent in the economically struggling country.

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

The question now is what will happen when the Cubans arrive in the [Florida] Keys and cross the border?

Is there a plus side for overpopulation?

According to some authors this could lead to more creative and great minds and more productive work.

Venezuela lawmakers: President Maduro 'abandoned his post'

Venezuela's National Assembly, which is controlled by opposition parties, has declared that President Nicolas Maduro has "abandoned his post".

Against our dignity': Mexico vows never to pay for Trump's wall

Enrique Peña Nieto draws battle lines for changed relationship with the US amid fallout from Trump’s tirades

535 million children live in crisis-hit countries

According to UNICEF these children live in harsh conditions, lack access to decent health, education and protection services. 

2017’s UN Agenda

State members hope to reach agreements on a diverse range of global issues, including oceans, tuberculosis and killer robots among others. 

Venezuelan Congress declares Maduro to have abandoned his post

A majority of lawmakers in the chamber feel that Maduro’s exercise of his office is at the margin of the constitutional duties of the presidency and they blame him for the “serious rupture of the constitutional order,”

Chilean senator named presidential candidate of center-left party

Chilean journalist-turned senator Alejandro Guillier accepted the presidential nomination of the center-left Radical Party

Peña Nieto faces unrest in Mexico as gas prices climb and Trump ascends

Amid nationwide marches, highway blockades and looting stemming from widespread outrage over an increase in gas prices, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico went on national television to appeal for understanding.

Ban Ki-moon’s legacy

With an eye in South Korea’s presidency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon is seeking to burnish his UN legacy. 

Bolivia’s president chafes against term limits

Despite water shortages and a slowing economy, his supporters want to keep him in office indefinitely

Maduro names controversial vice president — and potential successor

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday appointed Tareck El Aissami, the controversial former minister of interior and the governor of Aragua state, as his new vice president.

Paraguay, Bolivia eye inter-oceanic railway project

The railway running from the Bolivian city of Robore to the Paraguayan town of Carmelo Peralta would give Paraguay access to the Pacific Ocean via Peru