The Americas

Venezuela's Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno speaks during a ceremony to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 24, 2019.
Margaret Besheer at the United Nations contributed to this report.Venezuela's chief justice is asking lawmakers to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of his parliamentary immunity — a move that could pave the way for him being jailed.Justice Maikel Moreno on Monday said Guaido should be jailed for violating a Supreme Court-imposed ban on leaving the country.Guaido, who has immunity from prosecution as head of the National Assembly, last month…
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Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau speaks at a Liberal Climate Action Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 4, 2019.
Prime minister's insistence that there is little wrong with how he is handling the worst crisis of his tenure is frustrating lawmakers and senior party figures who believe the approach could cost him re-election this October
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua, March 21, 2019.
Opposition says more than 640 people have been jailed for political causes since protests broke out in April against government of President Daniel Ortega
Venezuelan migrants are seen in the center of La Paz, Bolivia March 29, 2019. Picture taken March 29, 2019.
Dozens of Venezuelans who fled to Bolivia over recent months to escape economic and political unrest at home say they fear being deported from one of the few countries in the region that still supports the government of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.Police last month arrested over a dozen Venezuelans identified as having led anti-Maduro protests in front of the Cuban embassy in the Bolivian capital La Paz. Bolivia’s leftist President Evo Morales is an ally of both…
FILE PHOTO: On Feb. 8, 2009, Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, looks to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the presidential palace in Algiers.
Cuba faces yet another threat to its exports of health services in exchange for oil and money as social unrest roils old friend Algeria, even as a new deal to mitigate declining support from crisis-racked Venezuela kicks in.Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency APS said on Monday, after more than a month of mass protests and army pressure seeking an end to his 20-year rule.An estimated million protesters…
People chat at a supermarket as they wait for the power to return during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, March 30, 2019.
President Nicolas Maduro orders 30-day plan to ration electricity
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FILE - A group of Central American migrants surrenders to U.S. Border Patrol Agents south of the U.S.-Mexico border fence in El Paso, Texas, March 6, 2019.
Mexico will help to regulate the flow of Central American migrants passing through its territory to the United States, but the root causes behind the phenomenon must be tackled, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday.Speaking after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S. southern border if Mexico did not halt illegal immigration immediately, Lopez Obrador said he would not have a confrontation with the United States."I…