Venezuela suffers from soaring levels of malnutrition, disease, and violence. Yet President Nicolás Maduro has refused all economic assistance, contending the aid is part of a coup concocted by the White House to topple him.
President Jair Bolsonaro has announced plans to revise textbooks and what’s taught in schools to promote an anti-leftist agenda. For the government, the ideological battle on education begins with the removal of socialist educator Paulo Freire's legacy in classrooms.
Nine months ago, a harsh response to protesters first led to calls for President Daniel Ortega’s resignation. As the crisis continues, thousands have fled the country.
United States officials have levied sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company to disrupt the country's primary moneymaking activity and help oust President Maduro from power.
Hundreds remain missing after a dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil, killing at least 58 people. Vale, the mining company that owns the dam, is under harsh scrutiny for failing to issue an emergency alert. Activists decry the lack of environmental regulation in Brazil.
The latest proposal President Trump and Senate Republicans made to fund the wall could make the already difficult task of winning asylum even harder. Their bill would require all asylum claims to be in "the national interest" to be granted.
Venezuelans are expected to flood the streets on Wednesday in bold opposition to President Nicolás Maduro. Anti-government forces begin to project a united front under an emerging opposition leader, buoyed by increased international criticism of Venezuela’s leader.
Venezuelans have fled their country en masse since 2015, but out of the will to survive has emerged singer Reymar Perdomo and her song “Me Fui” – a catchy, joyous tune that has become a viral sensation and raised the profile of Venezuelan migrants.