Latin America

Eight Turkish citizens kidnapped Haiti: Consul

Eight Turkish citizens were kidnapped while traveling by bus in Haiti, the Turkish consul said on Monday, as the Caribbean country struggles with a surge of attacks by increasingly powerful gangs. The group was taken hostage on Sunday as they drove to the capital Port-au-Prince from the neighboring Dominican Republic, …

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Nicaragua coast

No tsunami threat was reported after the quake, and authorities said there was a low likelihood. A powerful earthquake struck off the western coast of Nicaragua, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). No tsunami threat was immediately reported following the earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.7. …

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Mexican truckers block US border

Mexican truckers have temporarily blocked the US point-of-entry in protest of new border inspection regulation slapped on commercial vehicles by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Mexican truck drivers blocked the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Monday for the fifth day in a row and a similar protest affected traffic into and out …

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A demonstration for Maduro supporters and another for the opposition in the Venezuelan capital

Thousands demonstrated in support of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Saturday to mark International Youth Day, an important annual event in Venezuela, while the opposition mobilized a demonstration of about 500 people. Maduro’s supporters demonstrated their strength in the capital’s streets with drumming, salsa dancing and waving Venezuelan flags, …

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US will act ‘decisively’ if Russia deploys military to Cuba or Venezuela – White House

The American authorities would act “decisively” if Russia deployed its military to Latin America, the White House said on Thursday, following suggestions that Moscow could station some of its troops in Venezuela or Cuba. United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan called the idea “bluster in the public commentary” and …

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