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Mexico diplomatic residence in Venezuela’s capital took in a member of that country’s opposition-controlled congress, the foreign affairs ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said giving protection to National Assembly member Franco Manuel Casella Lovaton did not indicate a change in Mexico’s stance of not taking sides in the political crisis in Venezuela. Casella is president...
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Francibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day. Part of the tragedy of daily life in socialist Venezuela can be glimpsed in this small...
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Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, and a series of missteps haven’t even dented his soaring approval ratings. Lopez Obrador has answered more questions from the press, flown in more economy-class flights, posed for more...
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Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is “making us crazy” as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. Francis was asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday on the way...
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Numerous governments in the Western Hemisphere quickly recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of his crisis-torn country Wednesday. The United States and all but one member of the Lima Group of regional nations threw their support behind Guaido after he declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of...
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In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country. Resolutions adopted by the 193-member world body are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the...
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Images of a tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of one’s hand appear everywhere in Venezuela — printed on money, labels of craft beer bottles and the cover of children’s school books. But the finch-like red siskin is vanishing from the wild at an alarming rate, falling prey to a century of shrinking...
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Google has unveiled a tool meant to help fight press censorship around the world, testing it first in Venezuela, where journalists say they’re battling a government bent on burying online stories that expose corruption and human rights abuses. News junkies in Venezuela clicking on links to independent websites have been frustrated in recent years by...
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A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars in aid to Central...
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Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to...
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Puerto Vallarta will receive the Peace Boat Cruise Tuesday morning so that passengers have the opportunity to enjoy a bit of the destination such as strolling along the Malecon, exploring the beaches, enjoying its varied gastronomy, art, and culture, adventure and ecotourism, among others. Last weekend, interim mayor Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, met with the international...
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Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, when there were...
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Tillerson Videgaray
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a conversation with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray, said that the United States is ready to help Mexico after the devastation caused by the earthquake and Hurricane Katia. Tillerson spoke with Videgaray on Monday night and expressed his condolences for the loss of life caused by the 8.2-magnitude...
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Art knows no frontiers… It can be expressed in many canvas to amaze and invite us to different places. In Puerto Vallarta, artistic life is at the galleries and along the sculptures of the Malecon, but it also lives along the streets of our beach town! There’s no doubt: art lives in Puerto Vallarta, and...
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