Brazil’s Bolsonaro readies troops to fight Amazon rainforest destruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces into the Amazon region to fight fires and deforestation, three months...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro headlines anti-democratic rally, amid alarm over handling of virus

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of supporters on Sunday, underlining the former army...

Air force plane crash kills 6 in Bolivia

A Bolivian air force plane crashed during a humanitarian mission, killing all six people on board, said the Defence Ministry on Saturday.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro withdraws name of family friend as top cop

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday withdrew the name of a family friend he had picked to run the federal police, after...

Trudeau vows to push for stricter gun laws in wake of Nova Scotia shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vowing to push for stricter gun legislation after a mass shooting in Nova Scotia killed 23, including a...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro attacks coronavirus lockdowns as supporters take to streets

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday again attended a public rally and attacked lockdown measures meant to fight the coronavirus, as supporters...

Canada shooting: at least 10 dead after rampage in Nova Scotia

Canadian police have said at least 10 people are dead after a gunman went on a 12-hour shooting rampage across Nova Scotia.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Fires Health Minister Who Advocated for Coronavirus Isolation Measures

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fired his health minister on Thursday after a series of disagreements over government efforts to contain the new...

Canada army not needed right now to help combat coronavirus spread: Trudeau

Canada is not planning for the moment to use troops to help combat a spreading coronavirus outbreak, although the option remains on...

Brazil’s football clubs offer stadiums to help with coronavirus sick

Brazil's top football clubs are handing over their stadiums to allow health authorities to turn them into field hospitals and clinics to...

Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó “will come”

President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that Venezuelan authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he...

Clashes erupt as Venezuela opposition leader Guaido returns home

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked...

Trump White House to welcome Venezuela opposition leader Wednesday

The White House in Washington said on Wednesday it will welcome Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to visit U.S. President Donald Trump, the day...

OAS human rights delegation barred from entering Venezuela

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said its officials were blocked on Tuesday from boarding a plane from Panama to Venezuela, where the government...
Rescue workers search the site of a mudslide, after heavy rains at Vila Ideal neighborhood in Belo Horizonte

Death toll from Brazil’s flooding in mining state at 50: rescue workers

The death toll from last week’s heavy rains in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has risen to 50, with 65 people reported injured...