• In a verdict that dashes hopes of political survival for Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the disgraced leader must begin his jail term while he appeals a conviction.

    Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva faces jail term of 12 years for accepting bribe.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2018, 7:11 AM EDT
  • Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who triggered a political firestorm by pardoning former leader Alberto Fujimori,

    Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who triggered a political firestorm by pardoning former leader Alberto Fujimori, urged people to accept the decision as protests in the capital Lima entered the second day.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 26, 2017, 5:43 AM EST
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    A team of rescuers digs through the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City in hushed silence as they race against time to save a 13-year-old girl and other unknown survivors trapped beneath the wreckage.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 21, 2017, 5:53 AM EDT
  • Rescue workers dig through rubble to find survivors in Mexico City. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

    A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, knocking down dozens of buildings in the capital and leaving 248 people dead on a day that coincided with the 32nd anniversary of the deadly 1985 quake.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 20, 2017, 4:10 AM EDT
  • Sailors process service members evacuated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in anticipation of Hurricane Maria.

    Hurricane Maria abruptly strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night as it made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica, tearing through territories and wrecking “all that money can buy and replace.”

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2017, 5:41 AM EDT
  • Tropical Storm Maria 17/09/2017

    Just two weeks after storm Irma cut tracks of devastation in the Caribbean islands, the region is on the edge once again as Maria, a category one hurricane threatens to grow into a major storm over the next 48 hours.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 18, 2017, 6:15 AM EDT
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    An 8.1 magnitude earthquake with epicenter located in the Pacific, 54 miles southwest of the town of Pijijiapan in Chiapas state ripped off Mexico’s southern coast on Thursday, leaving at least 60 people dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 09, 2017, 5:53 AM EDT
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    Brazil’s President issued a decree on Thursday abolishing a vast, mineral-rich reserve in the Amazon to open it up to commercial mineral exploration, a move that drew a swift condemnation from activists.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    A deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada comes just hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would welcome refugees and migrants following America’s decision to suspend its refugee program.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 30, 2017, 5:22 AM EST