Venezuela gets tough hit: US diverts four tankers with Iranian fuel

South America 08/15/20, 12:58

The United States managed to intercept and divert four tankers thus thwarting another attempt by Venezuela's dictator, Nicolás Maduro, to import oil from Iran in violation of the sanctions imposed on his regime. U.S. Judge Jeb Boasberg issued the order to seize more than 1.1 million barrels of petroleum transported on ...

AOC asks Trump government not to finance coca eradication in Colombia

South America 07/24/20, 11:35

On July 17, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent an amendment to the Congressional Rules Committee asking that no part of the funds that the United States sends to Colombia be used for fumigation of illegal crops, according to the Leaders League. AOC wrote, " None  of  the  amounts  authorized  to  be  appropriated  ...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

South America 12/11/19, 06:06

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a “brat” on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after her comment on two Indigenous people Brazilians' death in the Amazon. The fight ignited on Monday after Thunberg tweeted a link to a story about two indigenous men of the Guajajara tribe in ...

Chile military plane missing with 38 on way to Antarctica

South America 12/09/19, 22:29

Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an alert and activated ...

South Africa wins Miss Universe with talk of leadership for women

South America 12/09/19, 07:06

Out of 90 contestants, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi took the crown for Miss Universe 2019, and Madison Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, coming in as first runner-up. The new #MissUniverse2019 is... SOUTH AFRICA!!!! 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/gRW8vcuT3A — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 9 tháng 12, 2019 Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, in her response to the final ...

Democrats call protests over fraudulent elections in Bolivia a ‘coup’

South America 11/13/19, 12:40

After the protests of Bolivian citizens intensified following the controversial electoral elections of Oct. 20, which led President Evo Morales to resign as head of state, various senators of the Democratic wing such as Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), have described the democratic resolution as ...

President Trump praises Bolivians for forcing Evo Morales’s resignation

South America 11/12/19, 17:44

President Donald Trump praised the Bolivian people for forcing the resignation of socialist leader Evo Morales. In a statement published by the White House, the president stressed that the fall of Morales, after almost 14 years in power, represents "a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere." Morales resigned after three ...

Bolivia’s president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

South America 11/10/19, 16:41

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the crisis deepened dramatically ...

Brazil’s ex-president could be freed after top court ruling

South America 11/08/19, 00:13

Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after ...