Articles by: Rodrigo Pence

Mexican police detain hundreds of illegal migrants

February 13, 2018 2:22 am
Mexican police detain hundreds of illegal migrants

This file photo, taken on November 1, 2017, shows a US Border Patrol officer near the Mexican border. (By AFP) Mexican authorities have detained hundreds of undocumented migrants, mostly Central Americans, trying to make a transit across Mexico to reach the United States. Media on Tuesday quoted officials as saying […]

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Talks between Venezuela government, opposition collapse

February 8, 2018 12:18 am
Talks between Venezuela government, opposition collapse

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), the head of the Constitutional Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (R), and a supporter raise their hands during a rally in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on February 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition and mediated by the Dominican Republic have collapsed. […]

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Canada billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman murdered: Investigators

January 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Canada billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman murdered: Investigators

Late Canadian billionaire couple Honey and Barry Sherman Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing, Toronto police investigators said on Friday in their first detailed comments on the case since the couple’s bodies were found on December 15. Police said they are treating […]

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Brazilian court prevents ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from exiting country

January 26, 2018 10:48 am
Brazilian court prevents ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from exiting country

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures during a campaign rally to launch his presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, at the Workers Central Union (CUT) headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 25, 2018. (Photo by AFP) A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of […]

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US President Donald Trump not Venezuela’s boss: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

January 25, 2018 7:40 am
US President Donald Trump not Venezuela’s boss: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and First Lady Cilia Flores (R) greet supporters during a rally in Caracas on January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has started his campaign for another term in office with fierce rhetoric against the United States’ meddlesome behavior toward his country, […]

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Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017

January 21, 2018 12:21 am
Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017

An anthropologist from the prosecutor’s office works in the identification of a skeleton from a killed person in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state on November 21, 2017. (AFP photo) The number of murders recorded in Mexico last year was the highest ever seen, authorities say, as many saw it a direct result […]

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Mexicans protest United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies

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Mexicans protest United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies

Protesters have staged a peaceful rally in the Mexican capital against United States President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, which have adversely affected Mexicans and people from many other countries. The protesters gathered outside the US Embassy in Mexico City on Saturday, marking the end of Trump’s tumultuous first year in […]

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Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope Francis gives an open-air mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. (AFP photo) Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children. Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, […]

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Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

January 12, 2018 2:10 am
Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

Protesters march during a rally against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former dictator Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, January 11, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski step down over his […]

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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

January 10, 2018 1:28 am
Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in […]

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

A map from the US Geological Survey shows where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras. A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of […]

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says his patience with the United States has run out

January 6, 2018 12:32 am
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says his patience with the United States has run out

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has censured United States sanctions on four former and current Venezuelan government officials, warning that the incumbent US president and his administration in […]

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Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

Thousands of people in Peru have taken to the streets of the capital, Lima, in the largest protest rally yet since the Christmas Eve pardon of former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori by the current president. Angry protesters rallied in Lima on Thursday, carrying signs that read “Justice cannot be negotiated,” […]

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After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

December 27, 2017 11:00 am
After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

Venezuela’s chargé d’affaires in Brazil, Gerardo Antonio Delgado Maldonado (L) (file photo) Following in Canada’s footsteps, Brazil has decided to expel the top Venezuelan diplomat in the South American country in retaliation for a similar move by Venezuela. Venezuela over the weekend expelled Brazilian Ambassador to Caracas Ruy Pereira and Canadian […]

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Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

December 26, 2017 1:30 am
Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

Thousands of people have marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima and other cities to protest the presidential pardon of the country’s ailing ex-strongman Alberto Fujimori, in what many view as part of a political deal to avert the impeachment of the current president. Over 5,000 people took part in […]

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