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Venezuela seeks arrest warrant for prosecutor

23 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption Luisa Ortega is one of President Maduro’s most vocal critics Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he is seeking an international arrest warrant for the former attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, who fled the country last week. Mr Maduro said Mrs Ortega and her husband had been involved in serious crimes. […]

Salvadorean war crimes suspect one step from extradition

22 Aug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commemorations for the Jesuit priests killed in 1989 are held regularly in El Salvador A judge in the United States has cleared the way for a suspect in the killing of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989 to be extradited to Spain to stand trial. The judge […]

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

22 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were celebrations in Santiago among people who support abortion rights after the court’s ruling Chile’s constitutional court has voted to approve a bill to ease the country’s total ban on abortions. It ruled that terminations are justified after rape, if the mother’s life is at risk or if the […]

Gustavo Dudamel: Venezuela star conductor’s tour cancelled

22 Aug

Image caption Gustavo Dudamel angered President Maduro by speaking out against his government Venezuelan star conductor Gustavo Dudamel has confirmed media reports that his US tour with Venezuela’s National Youth Orchestra has been cancelled. Dudamel said the cancellation, which came just days after President Nicolás Maduro publicly criticised him, was “heartbreaking”. In May, the conductor […]

Gustavo Dudamel: Venezuela star conductor’s tour cancelled

21 Aug

Image caption Gustavo Dudamel angered President Maduro by speaking out against his government Venezuelan star conductor Gustavo Dudamel has confirmed media reports that his US tour with Venezuela’s National Youth Orchestra has been cancelled. Dudamel said the cancellation, which came just days after President Nicolás Maduro publicly criticised him, was “heartbreaking”. In May, the conductor […]

Godzilla is ‘great opportunity’ for Mexico City

21 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Godzilla fan tries to catch a glimpse of the filming under way in Mexico City Parts of Mexico City’s historic centre have been closed to traffic as film crews shoot scenes for a new Godzilla film in the Mexican capital. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera says the fact […]

Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament’s powers

21 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The constituent assembly was set up despite fierce criticism at home and abroad Venezuela’s controversial new constituent assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of assuming the powers of the opposition-led parliament. Parliament has rejected the move. President Maduro says the new assembly will end political unrest, but many say it […]

Godzilla is ‘great opportunity’ for Mexico City

21 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Godzilla fan tries to catch a glimpse of the filming under way in Mexico City Parts of Mexico City’s historic centre have been closed to traffic as film crews shoot scenes for a new Godzilla film in the Mexican capital. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera says the fact […]

Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament’s powers

21 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The constituent assembly was set up despite fierce criticism at home and abroad Venezuela’s controversial new constituent assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of assuming the powers of the opposition-led parliament. Parliament has rejected the move. President Maduro says the new assembly will end political unrest, but many say it […]

Guatemala City hospital ‘gang attack’ leaves seven dead

21 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers searched for the gunmen inside the hospital Seven people have been shot dead and twelve others injured in a hospital in the Guatemalan capital, Guatemala City. Police suspect the attackers were members of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal gang who were trying to free one of their jailed leaders. […]