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Economy Feb 12Argentina and IMF discuss debt in shadow of 2001 crisis
This is a big week for one of Latin America's biggest economies, which is hosting an IMF team for talks on restructuring $44 billion in debt owed to the lender.
World Sep 06Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95
The former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil.
World Aug 28Bolsonaro says Amazon nations should decide region’s future
The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply personal dispute with French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of portraying himself as "the one and only person" concerned about the environment.
World Aug 27Bolsonaro won’t accept Amazon aid without apology from Macron
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused the French president of questioning Brazil's sovereignty amid tensions over fires sweeping the Amazon region.
World May 25Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks
Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday.
World May 09Arrest of Venezuelan opposition figure draws condemnation
Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly in Venezuela, was detained by members of Venezuela's intelligence agency.
World May 04Key role of Venezuelan military in crisis takes center stage
The critical role of the Venezuelan military in the country’s crisis was on display Saturday as President Nicolás Maduro sought to keep its support and opposition leader Juan Guaidó tried to woo the armed forces to his side.
World May 03Days of tumult fail to end Venezuela’s political standoff. What’s next?
In the fourth month of their standoff, neither President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó have been able to deliver a knock-out blow as Venezuela spirals deeper into neglect, isolation and desperation.
World Apr 30Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky attempt to lead a military uprising and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.
World Mar 14Last American diplomats leave Venezuela
The move comes amid deteriorating ties between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the U.S., which is supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.