Rival demonstrations in Venezuela amid a new round of power cuts
March 30, 2019

Rival demonstrations in Venezuela amid fresh blackouts

Supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied Saturday, as news of that millions of dollars worth of humanitarian aid is on the way and the third blackout to strike the country within the past month crippled the capital.

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March 20, 2019

Mexico closes infamous island prison

Mexico has closed down a prison on an island some 100 kilometers off its Pacific Coast. More than 500 inmates living there were either transferred to other prisons or set free.

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February 17, 2019

Brazil’s Bossa Nova turns 60

“Bossa Nova,” which translates into “new fad” has proven its longevity by continuing to seduce audiences with its dreamy, syncopated melodies.

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February 10, 2019

An “organ donation” law saves lives in Ecuador

Organ donation is one of the most aggressive forms of medical treatment available. Ecuador’s National Registry states that 98% of the country’s citizens have agreed to be organ donors. Harris Whitbeck reports from Guayaquil.

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