More South America Articles

  • Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. His first thought was, "Not again." The 26-year-old student leader had already been accused by the ruling socialist...

  • US funds political groups in Venezuela despite ban

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Almost four years after Venezuela enacted a law to bar the U.S. from funding groups frequently critical of the socialist government, millions of the American dollars the administration tried to ban still flow to these organizations, an analysis by The Associated Press...

  • China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder. During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms by governments that are among the most hostile to Washington, including Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela....

  • Uruguay president blasts FIFA ban as 'fascist'

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's famously casual President Jose Mujica has tossed some earthy epithets at FIFA over its four-month ban of Luis Suarez. Mujica referred to FIFA as "a bunch of old sons of whores" as he welcomed Uruguay's team back from the World Cup on Sunday. He put his...

  • Floods force thousands to evacuate in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flooding from days of torrential rains has forced the evacuation of some 3,000 families in Argentina. The heavy rains swelled the Paraguay and Parana rivers. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Monday that families living in swamped low-lying areas have been...

  • Argentina's debt fight: What it is, why it matters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Time to resolve Argentina's long battle with creditors is running out. Argentina owes an interest payment to the majority of its creditors on Monday, though the government has a 30-day grace period after that to avoid going into another catastrophic default. Last week, the...

  • Man wounds 11 in Bolivia airport knife attack

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — An emotionally disturbed farmer wielding a kitchen knife went on a rampage in the terminal of the La Paz international airport Thursday, stabbing 11 people, authorities said. Hospital officials said most of the wounds did not appear to be life-threatening although eight...

  • In socialist Venezuela, a threat from the left

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Already grappling with street protests led by the right, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing a new threat from an unlikely place: old-school leftists who accuse him of betraying the socialist legacy that carried him to power. Maduro was tapped by Hugo...

  • BRAZIL BEAT: Keep quiet Dad

    TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil reserve midfielder Willian had some advice for his dad after he visited the team's training camp: Don't talk too much! Severino da Silva told local media this week that he thinks Willian has to be Brazil's starter the rest of the World Cup, putting his son in...

  • Juan Manuel Santos steals a win in Colombia --- can he keep it?

    How does a sitting president get re-elected, despite sporting a 56 percent disapproval rating with approval ranking in the 30s? Juan Manuel Santos built a most formidable organization and controlled such massive finances that, whatever the polls said, he was virtually certain to win. And...



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