The Americas

Arelys Lopez, foreground, leads a cheer as Venezuelans chant while watching televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan restaurant in Doral, Fla., April 30, 2019.
Venezuelan exiles in Florida who oppose their country's socialist government jubilantly gathered Tuesday and cheered calls by opposition leader Juan Guaido for a military uprising in their homeland.    "Long live Venezuela!" they chanted as dozens from the exile community packed a small diner in the Miami suburb of Doral, glued to news reports on their cellphones of the opposition bid against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.Opposition calls for a revolt…
A demonstrator reacts near a burning barricade during a protest against government plans to privatize healthcare and education, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 30, 2019.
The Honduran Congress announced on Tuesday it will suspend ratification of new health and education reforms that critics say would lead to privatization and job losses, after mass protests against the policies left three people wounded and several buildings aflame.Marches and roadblocks continued in Honduras' capital city for a second day on Tuesday, with some schools and hospitals halting classes and some services after teachers and medical unions called for opposition to two…
FILE - The Catholic Church officiates a reconciliation mass which seeks to bring together all sectors of the community that had become divided at the San Mateo cathedral of Osorno, Chile, June 17, 2018.
Chilean bishops and prosecutors signed an agreement to streamline criminal investigations of sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church, the public ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The cooperation agreement facilitates the exchange of information around cases involving the abuse of children and handicapped people, while protecting the identities of victims and witnesses. Chile's Bishops Conference, the church's leadership arm in the…
Opposition demonstrators face military vehicles near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase "La Carlota" in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2019.
Cindy Saine at the State Department contributed to this report.WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening Cuba with "full and complete embargo" of the island and the "highest-level sanctions" if the communist government does not immediately cease military and other support for Venezuela.....embargo, together with…
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:30
Antonio Ledezma, former mayor of Caracas, waves to supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido during a gathering in Madrid, Spain,  April 30, 2019. Thousands of Venezuelans have migrated to Spain in recent years.
The United Nations called on all parties in Venezuela to avoid violence Tuesday as opposition leader and self-declared ruler Juan Guaido said he had the support of the military to oust president Nicolas Maduro."The Secretary-General urges all sides to exercise maximum restraint and he appeals to all stakeholders to avoid any violence and take immediate steps to restore calm," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters, adding that the Secretary General Antonio Guterres was…
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:40
Demonstrators play drums during a national strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 30, 2019.
Protests partially paralyzed government offices, schools, banks and airports as opposition to Macri's belt-tightening policies raised fresh doubts about his bid for re-election in October
A Venezuelan National Guard joins anti-government protesters in a march showing support for opposition leader Juan Guaido in Caracas, Venezuela April 30, 2019.
Venezuela's socialist government said Tuesday that an "attempted coup" was underway in Caracas, with opposition leader and U.S. recognized interim president Juan Guaido saying there was "no turning back" in his efforts to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, with gunfire erupting and troops loyal to Maduro firing water cannons at protesters. Television footage showed one Venezuela National Guard vehicle running over…
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 07:43