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Russia's talk of troops in Latin America called 'bluster'

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia raised the stakes Thursday in its dispute with the West over Ukraine and NATO's expansion when a top diplomat refused to rule out a military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States escalate. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Ortega sworn in for 4th straight term as Nicaragua's leader

Jan. 10, 2022 23:54 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term Monday following elections considered rigged and on a day marked by sanctions from the United States and European Union against members of his government. Alongside him was first...

Opposition wins revote for governor in heartland of Chavismo

Jan. 10, 2022 13:33 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Twice in less than two months, Venezuela’s opposition has prevailed in the gubernatorial race in the home state of the late President Hugo Chávez, shocking the ruling socialist party he founded. Voters in the state of Barinas on Sunday picked a...

Opposition candidate wins in Venezuela's cradle of Chavismo

Jan. 09, 2022 22:55 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voters in the home state of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez on Sunday picked an opposition candidate for governor in a closely watched special election called after the contender representing that faction in November’s regular contest was retroactively...

Ruling party candidate in Venezuela's cradle of Chavismo says opposition won governor's office in election redo

Jan. 09, 2022 21:16 PM EST
BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ruling party candidate in Venezuela's cradle of Chavismo says opposition won governor's office in election redo.

Venezuela's revolution divided in the cradle of Chavismo

Jan. 08, 2022 10:04 AM EST

SABANETA, Venezuela (AP) — Nancy Mora yearns for the affection she says late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez showed his people. She touches her heart when she talks about the man she still calls her president and believes the revolution he started will continue as long as self-proclaimed...

Mexico requires visas for Venezuelans in migrant crackdown

Jan. 06, 2022 23:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Thursday it will begin requiring travel visas for Venezuelans starting Jan. 21, after a surge in the number of migrants trying to reach the U.S. border. In publishing the new rules, the Interior Department said the decision was based on a tenfold...

A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

Jan. 04, 2022 02:59 AM EST

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from the police for handing out Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “Social...

Fighting intensifies in eastern Colombia; at least 23 killed

Jan. 03, 2022 19:37 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — At least 23 people were killed in Colombia this weekend and 20 had to flee their homes as fighting between rebel groups intensified in the eastern state of Arauca, Colombia's Defense Minister said Monday. The killings mark a setback for Colombia's...

Inflation, even in dollars, dims Venezuelans' holiday season

Dec. 21, 2021 09:07 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tradition dictates that Venezuelans, children and adults alike, wear brand new clothes on Christmas and New Year’s. Shirts, pants, dresses, stilettos and sneakers — all with that new smell and perfect, first-time fit. No wrinkles, stains or scratches allowed. ...