Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim presidency

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Mo...

AP Explains: A look at Amazon fires as climate worries mount

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires that swept parts of the Amazon this year added to global worries about a warming climate, as well as the sense of urgency at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations...

Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and huma...

Respiratory ailments hit in Amazon as Brazil spurns G-7 aid

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Acrimony between Brazil and European countries seeking to help fight Amazon fires deepened on Tuesday, jeopardizing hopes of global unity over how to protect a region ...

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger t...

Venezuelan ska band leaves crisis-hit country for US tour

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jammed into a small studio, Venezuelan ska band Desorden Público rehearsed "One Step Beyond" and other tunes ahead of an American tour. Percussionist Oscar Alcaíno, 60, wore ...

Venezuelan government, opposition head to talks in Norway

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country's crisis, though their mutual mistrust and di...

Citing unrest, US suspends air traffic with Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela, saying the political unrest and tensions there pose a risk...

US lifts sanctions for Venezuelan general who defied Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a govern...

Venezuela: realizan vigilia por caídos en choques callejeros

CARACAS (AP) — Dirigidos por sacerdotes católicos vestidos de blanco, varios cientos de venezolanos celebraron la noche del domingo un oficio de difuntos a la luz de las velas por al menos cinco perso...

What's next for Venezuela after days of tumult?

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition l...

Venezuelans return to daily struggle after violent unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Bumping shoulders with fellow shoppers as she navigated Caracas' biggest open-air market, Naira Garcia had no trouble tuning out the messy political struggle that plunged Ven...

Venezuela awaits more protests after a day of turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overp...

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is 'normal'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading "Un pais normal?" seems ambiguous in Venezuela's frayed capital, where the government brandishes slo...

Venezuela says Russian planes land for military cooperation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official says Russian aircraft arrived in Caracas this weekend as part of ongoing military cooperation between the two allies. The official sai...