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UK consumer morale posts biggest drop since 1990 after EU vote - GfK


LONDON - British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month's decision by voters to leave the European Union, as Britons became increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook.


Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests 27 Jul 2016

CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government sought on Tuesday to scupper a push by the opposition to oust him this year via a referendum, while his opponents called for protests.


Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 35 years in U.S. prison 26 Jul 2016

NEW YORK A Colombian drug kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 35 years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multimillion dollar scheme to manufacture hundreds of tons of cocaine that he trafficked throughout the world.


Venezuelan schoolchildren express hunger in drawings 25 Jul 2016

CARACAS When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighbourhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next.


Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says 24 Jul 2016

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state.


Venezuela opposition leader Lopez awaits appeal verdict 23 Jul 2016

CARACAS An appeal hearing into Venezuela's most prominent jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ended on Saturday, with he and supporters saying the nearly 14-year sentence for inciting violence should be immediately overturned.


Former Argentina leader slams corruption probes as political plot 23 Jul 2016

EL CALAFATE, Argentina Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a "persecution" of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the right in the region.


Former Portugal Prime Minister Guterres front runner to be next U.N. chief 22 Jul 2016

UNITED NATIONS Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is the front runner to be the next United Nations secretary-general, followed by former Slovenian President Danilo Turk, after the first U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Thursday.


Vatican invited to mediate in Venezuela crisis 22 Jul 2016

CARACAS The Roman Catholic Church may soon join Ibero-American leaders seeking dialogue between Venezuela's feuding government and opposition, the head of a regional bloc said on Thursday.

Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm 21 Jul 2016

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article