South America

Venezuelans demand Maduro recall vote in mass demonstration

Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Caracas on Thursday to demand a vote on recalling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Permanent ceasefire in Colombia ends decades of bloodshed

Five decades of war in Colombia came to an end early Monday as a permanent and definitive ceasefire took hold shortly after midnight (0500 GMT) between the government and the Revolutionary Armed...

Campaign to recall Venezuelan president passes first hurdle

A bid to recall Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has secured enough signatures in the first stage of an attempt to wrest power from the socialist leader, the country's electoral council...

35,000 Venezuelans cross border to buy goods, medicine in Colombia

The border between economically crippled Venezuela and Colombia was opened Sunday for the first time in 11 months, and more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed into the neighbouring country to buy...

WHO says Zika virus will likely spread across American continents

The Zika virus that has been causing concerns about possible birth defects will likely reach nearly all countries in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.

Brazil: No known terrorist threat to Rio Olympics

Brazil says it will deploy 85,000 security personnel, double the number used during the 2012 London Olympics.