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5 things to know about Venezuela's political crisisA helicopter attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court follows three months of upheaval that has left at least 75 people dead
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname presidentA Suriname prosecutor is calling for a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in the South American country
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Police ride in to clear a protest by bank employees in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The last 24 hours in Venezuela have been volatile, beginning with widespread looting in the coastal city of Maracay on Monday night and continued Tuesday with police helicopter firing on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry while opposition lawmakers scuffled with security forces assigned to protect the National Assembly.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela hunts for copter pilot behind 'terrorist attack'Venezuelan authorities are pressing a manhunt for a police officer accused of stealing a helicopter and firing on the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro calls a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Actor says Venezuelan pilot unhappy over crisisAn actor who worked alongside a Venezuelan police pilot accused of firing at two government buildings from a helicopter says he wasn't surprised by the attack
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Venezuela high court bars chief prosecutor from leaving country, freezes her bank accountsVenezuela high court bars chief prosecutor from leaving country, freezes her bank accounts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Genetic bank that ID's Argentina's stolen babies turns 30This year marks the 30th anniversary of a path-breaking genetics bank created to help locate babies stolen from their parents during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship
The Associated Press10 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slumAP PHOTOS: Music, art help residents deal with violence in Rio's City of God slum
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelasAmid a spike in violence in Rio de Janeiro, favela residents face daily stresses akin to those in war zones
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela.  Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme CourtPresident Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired upon Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he said was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government
The Associated Press21 hours ago
The Latest: Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shotsVenezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas says that a stolen helicopter fired 15 shots against the Interior Ministry as a reception was taking place for 80 people
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Venezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme CourtVenezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme Court
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspendingBoard rejects Puerto Rico budget, said it lacks $200 million in savings and contains nearly $120 million in overspending, ineligible expenditures
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazil's President Michel Temer, right, speak during a statement accompanied by supporters and ministers of his government, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Temer has dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" and cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after he presented a scathing indictment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'Brazil's president has called corruption allegations against him a "soap opera plot" and is seeking to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-Mexican governor accepts extradition from GuatemalaThe fugitive former governor of Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz has accepted extradition from Guatemala to face some corruption charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
A look at peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebelsA look at the peace deal between Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
The Associated Press1 day ago
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