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A strong earthquake that shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday killed at least 15 people and brought down homes and buildings in vastly different communities, from coastal areas to the highlands.
The ruling Thursday came a day after the government declared a state of emergency as it struggles to calm violent protests that have led to at least 14 deaths.
Peru's new government has declared a 30-day national emergency amid violent protests following the ouster of President Pedro Castillo.
Peru’s new president has given in to protesters demands, announcing in a nationally televised address a proposal to move up elections.
Peru’s newest president, Dina Boluarte, swore in her Cabinet on Saturday just three days after becoming the country’s first female head of state and asked each minister to pledge not to be corrupt while in office.
Peru’s first female president appeared in a military ceremony on national television on Friday in her first official event as head of state, an attempt to cement her power and buck the national trend of early presidential departures.
Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the…
Petro’s victory underlined a drastic change in presidential politics for a country that has long marginalized the left for its perceived association with the armed conflict.
The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
The White House says two American detainees have been released by the Venezuelan government.
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