Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts.
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Brazil’s tenuous relationship with democracy, is the election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018, going to take Brazil back to its authoritarianism?
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival officially began with street parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Bolsonar took office.
Crisis hit Venezuela as they await opposition leader and self-declared president, Juan Guaido who plans to return despite security concerns
Momentum is growing for Venezuela’s opposition movement led by lawmaker Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests.
Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro participated in rival demonstrations Saturday in Caracas.
Venezuelan authorities detained three foreign journalists and a driver working for the Spanish news agency EFE on Wednesday, the company said.
More than 1,300 Colombians forced to flee their homes in January alone to escape fighting between armed factions despite a peace deal signed two years ago.
Venezuelans of every age, class and profession poured into the streets of the capital on Wednesday to demand that President Nicolas Maduro step down.
U.S. recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president is being touted by Trump’s administration as a way to restore country’s democracy.