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  • new storyIMF sees recession for Latin America on commodities shock story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:28 pm

    LIMA, Peru - Latin America's economy is expected to enter recession this year for the first time since the end of the global financial crisis as China's slowdown drives lower demand for the region's commodities, threatening to undo recent progress in reducing poverty, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

  • Colombian military kills warlord of rural cocaine fiefdom 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A years-long manhunt for a ruthless cocaine warlord who ruled a remote rural fiefdom with an armed band and generous bribes has ended with a military raid that killed the man considered Colombia's second most-wanted criminal.

  • Venezuela agrees to let deported Colombians move back 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 7:15 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela has agreed to let more than 1,500 Colombians return as legal residents after they were deported during an August crackdown on the border.

  • Kuwaiti oil minister rejects OPEC meeting nonmember nations 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 9:34 am

    KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait's oil minister is rejecting the idea of a meeting between OPEC members and nonmember states as requested by financially struggling Venezuela.

  • 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:

  • Venezuela, Guyana to restore ambassadors amid border dispute 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - After a tense meeting, the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana agreed Sunday to restore ambassadors and hold talks to resolve a long-running border dispute that flared up recently following the discovery of oil in disputed waters.

  • Venezuela president says he'll meet with Guyana leader at UN 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:13 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to meet with Guyanese President David Granger in New York to discuss a border dispute between the two South American nations.

  • Guyana launches military exercises amid Venezuela dispute 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 10:24 am

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana is conducting military exercises as relations with neighboring Venezuela sour over a border dispute.

  • Dunga calls up 35-year-old Oliveira to replace Firmino 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 5:37 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's coach Dunga has called up 35-year-old striker Ricardo Oliveira for World Cup qualifiers next month against Chile and Venezuela. The Brazilian soccer confederation announced the move Thursday with Oliveira replacing Roberto Firmino of Liverpool, who has a back injury.

  • Pope's Cuba trip helped advance Colombia peace talks story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:04 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Pope Francis may not have directly facilitated Wednesday's breakthrough in talks to end Colombia's half-century armed conflict, but the spirit of the popular pontiff hovered over the negotiation of the historic agreement, people involved in the talks said.

  • Guyana says Venezuela deploys troops to disputed border story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 6:47 pm

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana President David Granger said Tuesday that Venezuela has deployed troops to a contested border region in what he called a "dangerous" escalation of a long-running dispute between the South American nations.

  • Colombia, Venezuela agree to send ambassadors back to posts story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 9:37 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to redeploy ambassadors who were withdrawn in a month-old dispute that has paralyzed trade and movement along their border.

  • Venezuela's opposition rallies to protest leader's sentence 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 5:42 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans took to the streets in cities around the country to protest the sentence handed down earlier this month to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

  • Venezuelan film flourishing as society becomes more censored 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 1:16 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - A new wave of cinema is emerging from the chaos and violence of modern Venezuela that focuses on highly personal tales of gay love affairs and little boys who want to wear party dresses.

  • Colombia says Venezuelan troops crossed border illegally 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 10:37 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's army is denouncing an incursion by 15 members of Venezuela's national guard, alleging the troops illegally crossed the border in pursuit of a civilian.

  • Venezuela wins Olympic qualifier, upsetting Argentina 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 12:21 am

    MEXICO CITY - Heissler Guillent scored 15 points and Venezuela pulled off another upset, beating Argentina 71-67 on Saturday night to win the FIBA Americas championship for the first time.

  • Harsh sentence for protest leader a gamble for Venezuela story has photos
    Updated: Sep-11-15 10:54 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The stiff sentence handed down to Venezuela's most prominent jailed opposition leader brought a cascade of criticism on Friday as President Nicolas Maduro's government continued along a combative path despite a crushing economic crisis, feuds with his neighbors and accusations of authoritarianism.

  • Canada's talented group is aiming at Rio 2016 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 5:00 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Canada is in position to secure a berth to its first Olympic basketball tournament since Sydney 2000, with Andrew Wiggins leading a young team that has been too much to handle in the qualifiers and is aiming to be a surprise in Rio 2016.

  • Desert tribe faces hardship as Venezuela fights smuggling story has photos
    Updated: Sep-09-15 11:28 pm

    PARAGUACHON, Colombia - Less than two days after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed this lonely border outpost on the northern tip of South America, the eight-member Apochana family emerged from the dusty scrubland and shuffled up to a group of Colombian soldiers. The travelers were dripping sweat but dressed impeccably in black-and-white linen robes to attend a relative's funeral on the other side of the border.

  • Venezuela, Colombia trade insults as border crisis deepens 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 10:24 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - An angry President Nicolas Maduro warned his Colombian counterpart on Wednesday that he had made a "serious mistake" by saying Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution was self-destructing, as the heated rhetoric between the leaders reached new heights.