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World Nov 21Chileans vote in highly polarized presidential election
Chileans will vote for a new president Sunday following a polarizing campaign in which the leading candidates vowed to chart starkly different paths for the region’s most economically advanced country staggered by a recent wave of social unrest.
World Oct 16Maduro ally extradited to US on money laundering charges
A top fugitive close to Venezuela’s socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money laundering charges, a senior U.S. official confirmed Saturday.
World Sep 28Haiti prime minister says elections, referendum to be held next year
Haiti's prime minister says he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country's constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early next year.
World Jul 10‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
Mathias Pierre, Haiti's elections minister, defended the government's request military assistance, saying in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press that the local police force is weak and lacks resources.
World Jul 082 Haitian Americans detained in slaying of Haiti president
The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian-Americans were in custody but could not confirm or comment. Seven other suspected assailants were killed, authorities said.
World Apr 17Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined.
Politics Mar 23Democrats pressure Biden to review U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
The request by Sen. Chris Murphy in a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken adds to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue that U.S. sanctions are worsening the South American country's dire humanitarian crisis.
Politics Jan 19Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions
Trump leaves office Wednesday, but he's led an international coalition over two years aimed at pressuring Maduro from power. The U.S. backs his leading opponent, Juan Guaidó.
Politics Jan 11Trump hits Cuba with new sanctions in waning days
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step on Monday, citing in particular Cuba's continued harboring of U.S. fugitives as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
World Jan 05Venezuela’s socialists take control of once-defiant congress
Nicolás Maduro was set to extend his grip on power Tuesday as the ruling socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela's congress, the last institution in the country it didn't already control.