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​Country on the brink after mass prison break ​

Haiti is rapidly descending into chaos after gangs attacked a prison, freeing thousands of inmates amid a new spate of extreme violence.

By Editors Desk

March 4, 2024

Americas

Haiti violence: Haiti gangs demand PM resign after mass jailbreak

Haiti's government declared a 72-hour state of emergency on Sunday after armed gangs stormed a major prison. At least 12 people were killed and about 3,700 inmates escaped in the jailbreak.

By Editors Desk

March 4, 2024

Americas

Haiti, Kenya sign agreement on police deployment to tackle gang violence

Kenya and Haiti signed a "reciprocal" agreement on Friday to deploy police from the East African country to lead a UN-backed law and order mission to the gang-plagued Caribbean nation, Kenyan President William Ruto said.

By Editors Desk

March 1, 2024

Americas

Wife of Assassinated Haitian President Indicted in His Killing

A Haitian judge says former first lady Martine Moïse was an accomplice in her husband’s assassination

By Editors Desk

February 20, 2024

Americas

Brazil recalls ambassador from Israel

The move came amid a row over the Brazilian president’s remarks about Gaza

By Editors Desk

February 19, 2024

Americas

Gangsters in El Salvador are terrified of strongman Nayib Bukele

He protects citizens from crime. But who will protect them from him?

By Editors Desk

February 3, 2024

Americas

Can Lula fix Brazil’s fiscal mess?

Reform of the world’s most complicated tax system will cut businesses’ costs—if lobbies permit it.

By Editors Desk

February 2, 2024

Americas

US reimposes sanctions on Venezuela for banning Maduro opponents

The United States warned Tuesday it will reimpose sanctions on Venezuela's oil and gas sector, relaxed under a reconciliation deal, after opponents to President Nicolas Maduro were barred from running against him.

By Editors Desk

January 30, 2024

Americas

Argentina’s President Promised a Free Market Revolution, and Says He’s Delivering

“There is no Plan B,” President Javier Milei tells The Wall Street Journal as his moves to privatize state companies and slash government jobs and spending are sparking inflation and protests.

By Editors Desk

January 28, 2024

Americas

Kenyan court rules deployment to lead UN mission in Haiti 'illegal'

A Kenyan court on Friday ruled against the government's plan to deploy police to Haiti to lead a UN-backed multinational mission aimed at restoring order in the gang-plagued Caribbean nation.

By Editors Desk

January 26, 2024

Americas

U.S., Mexican officials to resume talks on stemming migrant surge at D.C. meeting

Secretary of State Blinken and Homeland Security chief Mayorkas will meet with Mexican officials on Friday. Border numbers have recently dropped from record highs.

By Editors Desk

January 19, 2024

Americas

Milei’s Younger Sister Is Also ‘The Boss’ Directing His Mission

Karina Milei is the president’s rock, and also his gatekeeper

By Editors Desk

January 17, 2024

Americas

Can Guatemala’s new president turn the tide on years of corruption?

Bernardo Arévalo, an unassuming academic, will offer hope when he is sworn in on Sunday – despite the best efforts of the previous ruling cabal to stop him

By Editors Desk

January 11, 2024

Americas

Ecuador in 'state of war' against cartels amid surge in violence, president says

Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa said Wednesday the country was in "a state of war" against drug cartels who have carried out a wave of kidnappings and deadly attacks in response to government crackdown.

By Editors Desk

January 10, 2024

Americas

Ecuador descends into cartel violence (VIDEOS)

Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa on Monday declared a country-wide state of emergency, including the prison system, after an "extremely dangerous" narco boss escaped from his maximum security cell and unrest erupted at several penitentiaries.

By Editors Desk

January 9, 2024

Americas

Argentina court suspends Milei's 'mega-decree' labor law reforms

Argentine judges on Wednesday suspended labor law changes that form part of a mega-decree of sweeping economic reforms and deregulation announced by the country's libertarian new president, Javier Milei.

By Editors Desk

January 4, 2024

Americas

Argentina opts out of BRICS – media

Newly elected President Javier Milei had previously expressed his reluctance to join the bloc

By Editors Desk

December 29, 2023

Americas

Venezuela launches military exercise over British warship 'threat'

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered more than 5,600 military personnel to participate in a "defensive" exercise near the border with Guyana, in response to Britain sending a warship to the area.

By Editors Desk

December 28, 2023

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