Pope replaces Santiago bishop amid sex abuse cover-up scandal

In the past two years Ezzati has become the flashpoint of abuse survivors’ ire for mishandling several cases.

24 Mar 2019 - 7:22AM
Maduro accuses US of financing mercenary ‘plot’ to assassinate him

Maduro tells his supporters that opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognised as interim president by more than 50 countries, was organising plan.

Maduro tells his supporters that opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognised as interim president by more than 50 countries, was organising plan.

24 Mar 2019 - 6:44AM
Maduro accuses US of financing mercenary ‘plot’ to assassinate him
US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan bank BANDES

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank’.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says ‘Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank’.

23 Mar 2019 - 5:54AM
US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan bank BANDES
Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer arrested on corruption charges

Prosecutors say a construction company bribed Temer in exchange for a contract to build a nuclear power plant in southern Rio de Janeiro state.

Prosecutors say a construction company bribed Temer in exchange for a contract to build a nuclear power plant in southern Rio de Janeiro state.

22 Mar 2019 - 12:41PM
Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer arrested on corruption charges
Venezuela’s Guaido says ‘won't be intimidated’ by aide’s arrest

Predawn raid to arrest Marrero described by Maduro as a ‘vile, vulgar kidnapping’.

Predawn raid to arrest Marrero described by Maduro as a ‘vile, vulgar kidnapping’.

22 Mar 2019 - 2:04AM
Venezuela’s Guaido says ‘won't be intimidated’ by aide’s arrest
UN rights chief says US sanctions could deepen Venezuelan crisis

Trump administration came down hard in late January with sanctions aimed at depriving Maduro of billions in hard cash from oil production.

21 Mar 2019 - 5:38AM
Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming Nato member as Bolsonaro visits

US President Donald Trump heaped praise on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – and received plenty back.

US President Donald Trump heaped praise on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – and received plenty back.

20 Mar 2019 - 10:34PM
Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming Nato member as Bolsonaro visits
‘Trump of the Tropics’: 5 things to know about Brazilian leader’s US trip

Controversial South American president is visiting Washington to talk trade, the Venezuela crisis and China’s influence in South Africa.

Controversial South American president is visiting Washington to talk trade, the Venezuela crisis and China’s influence in South Africa.

20 Mar 2019 - 4:03AM
‘Trump of the Tropics’: 5 things to know about Brazilian leader’s US trip
Guaido starts domestic tour to drive out President Nicolas Maduro

After almost two months of campaigning against the president, Guaido vows that he will take power ‘soon’.

After almost two months of campaigning against the president, Guaido vows that he will take power ‘soon’.

17 Mar 2019 - 9:22PM
Guaido starts domestic tour to drive out President Nicolas Maduro
German journalist Billy Six freed after four-months in Venezuela jail

‘Viva Venezuela!’ wrote parents of Berliner in Facebook post, in which they also accused Germany’s foreign ministry of not doing enough to help their son.

‘Viva Venezuela!’ wrote parents of Berliner in Facebook post, in which they also accused Germany’s foreign ministry of not doing enough to help their son.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:02PM
German journalist Billy Six freed after four-months in Venezuela jail
Five of top six most violent cities in the world are in Mexico, report says

Drug gangs blamed for Mexico’s violence, while government admits only 7 per cent of crimes are properly investigated and only 2 per cent lead to convictions

Drug gangs blamed for Mexico’s violence, while government admits only 7 per cent of crimes are properly investigated and only 2 per cent lead to convictions

15 Mar 2019 - 10:11PM
Five of top six most violent cities in the world are in Mexico, report says
‘Bullied’ ex-student posted chilling photos on Facebook before school shooting

Two former pupils shoot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school in Brazil before turning their weapons on themselves.

Two former pupils shoot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school in Brazil before turning their weapons on themselves.

14 Mar 2019 - 9:25PM
‘Bullied’ ex-student posted chilling photos on Facebook before school shooting
El Salvador’s president-elect criticises China on trip to Washington

El Salvador last year cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing – a move that prompted Washington to recall its ambassador.

El Salvador last year cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing – a move that prompted Washington to recall its ambassador.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:53AM
El Salvador’s president-elect criticises China on trip to Washington
10 dead: killers hunt pupils with crossbows and guns in Brazil school

Ex-students Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and Henrique de Castro entered Professor Raul Brasil school on Wednesday morning and began firing guns and crossbows. The attackers were also carrying Molotov cocktails, knives and axes, authorities said.

Ex-students Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and Henrique de Castro entered Professor Raul Brasil school on Wednesday morning and began firing guns and crossbows. The attackers were also carrying Molotov cocktails, knives and axes, authorities said.

14 Mar 2019 - 7:07AM
10 dead: killers hunt pupils with crossbows and guns in Brazil school
US pulls out embassy staff as Venezuela leader blames blackout on Trump

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as the country struggles to restore electricity following fives days of blackouts.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as the country struggles to restore electricity following fives days of blackouts.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:16PM
US pulls out embassy staff as Venezuela leader blames blackout on Trump
Boeing’s back-to-back 737 crashes have few parallels in aviation history

Boeing’s back-to-back disasters involving its latest jet is rare in modern aviation history.

Boeing’s back-to-back disasters involving its latest jet is rare in modern aviation history.

12 Mar 2019 - 7:20PM
Boeing’s back-to-back 737 crashes have few parallels in aviation history
Venezuela still paralysed by blackout president blames on US attack

Venezuelans reach new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts take their toll.

Venezuelans reach new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts take their toll.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM
Venezuela still paralysed by blackout president blames on US attack
Plane crash in central Colombia kills 12

Crash involved Douglas DC-3 aircraft, an American-made twin-engined propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s.

Crash involved Douglas DC-3 aircraft, an American-made twin-engined propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s.

10 Mar 2019 - 12:07PM
Plane crash in central Colombia kills 12
Warring camps in Venezuela flood back onto the streets in duelling protests

Fears grow that the political crisis could be entering a turbulent new phase.

Fears grow that the political crisis could be entering a turbulent new phase.

10 Mar 2019 - 3:12AM
Warring camps in Venezuela flood back onto the streets in duelling protests
At least 13 killed in a bar shooting in state of Guanajuato, Mexico

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the shooting, but the area has been wracked by violence linked to oil-theft gangs.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the shooting, but the area has been wracked by violence linked to oil-theft gangs.

10 Mar 2019 - 1:57AM
At least 13 killed in a bar shooting in state of Guanajuato, Mexico