South America / Central America

Hamilton’s success ‘getting a bit boring’ for Verstappen

November 12, 2019

MILTON KEYNES, England (HeadlineNews) – Lewis Hamilton’s domination of Formula One is “getting a bit boring” and the time is fast approaching for the younger generation to take over at the top, says Red Bull youngster Max Verstappen. Toro Rosso Formula One driver Max Verstappen of The Netherlands looks on in a pit lane during […]

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Mexican cartels ‘worse than ISIS’: massacre victims’ kin urge U.S. help

November 8, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – Angry kin of nine American citizens massacred in a suspected gangland ambush in northern Mexico urged the government to accept U.S. help to destroy drug cartels that one grieving relative described as being “as bad or worse than ISIS.” Funerals of the three mothers and six children began to be held […]

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Killed American family may have been ‘bait’ in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

November 7, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – The nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight. Members of breakaway Mormon communities that settled in […]

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Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election

November 3, 2019

Bolivia’s presidential candidate Carlos Mesa gives a news conference in La Paz, Bolivia, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado LA PAZ (HeadlineNews) – Bolivia’s chief opposition leader on Sunday called for new elections to resolve the political crisis engulfing the nation since a disputed Oct. 20 vote that Bolivian authorities said was won by leftist President […]

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Brazil police arrest man said to be one of world’s most prolific human traffickers

November 1, 2019

SAO PAULO (HeadlineNews) – Brazilian federal police said they have arrested Saifullah Al-Mamun, born in Bangladesh and considered by authorities one of the world’s most prolific human traffickers. In an operation conducted on Thursday after collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Brazilian police arrested members of a group allegedly implicated in a large […]

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White House to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf as department’s acting secretary: Politico

October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – The White House plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf as the department’s acting secretary, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three unnamed people familiar with the situation. Wolf, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security’s policy office in an acting capacity, would become the fifth person to head the agency […]

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Peru announces reforms to ‘improve lives’ as protests rock neighboring countries

October 30, 2019

SANTIAGO (HeadlineNews) – Peru’s government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice that have rocked neighbors Ecuador and Chile. President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Peru´s opposition-controlled legislature last month amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers over […]

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La Paz holds strike in protest of Bolivia election results

October 28, 2019

LA PAZ (HeadlineNews) – Protesters blocked roads and shopowners kept their stores shut in La Paz on Monday morning as Bolivians took to the streets in a strike called by the opposition to protest at what they say was fraud at elections giving President Evo Morales a fourth term. A supporter attends a rally by […]

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Flamengo win 1-0 to continue march toward Serie A title

October 27, 2019

Soccer Football – Brasileiro Championship – Flamengo v CSA – Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 27, 2019 Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus and players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares RIO DE JANEIRO (HeadlineNews) – Flamengo continued their march toward another Serie A title on Sunday when the Brazilian league leaders beat CSA […]

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Over 40 skulls found at altar in den of Mexico cartel suspects

October 27, 2019

MEXICO CITY (HeadlineNews) – Police found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunday. Four of the skulls were built into the altar in the central […]

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