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Venezuela arrests 15 military officials over vote - rights group

CARACAS Venezuela arrested at least 15 military officials around the time of its widely criticized weekend presidential election, according to a local rights group, adding to scores already detained on accusations of conspiring or deserting.

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Colombia's presidential frontrunner Duque fights to ward off left 2:04pm BST

BOGOTA When Ivan Duque was a boy, his grandmother made him memorize the speeches of assassinated Colombian presidential candidate Eliecer Gaitan. By the age of seven he could recite them all.

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Colombia's leftist Petro, the candidate who wants to upset the status quo 2:04pm BST

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

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U.S., in tit-for-tat, expels two Venezuelan envoys 2:36am BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move that follows Venezuela's decision to expel two American diplomats.

U.S., in tit-for-tat, expels two Venezuelan diplomats 2:18am BST

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move that follows Venezuela's decision to expel two American diplomats.

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Anti-Castro exile accused of 1976 plane explosion dies at 90 23 May 2018

HAVANA Militant anti-Castro Cuban exile and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles, accused of masterminding the explosion of a Cuban airliner 40 years ago, died early on Wednesday in Florida at the age of 90, his attorney's office said.

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Venezuela election runner-up to formally challenge result 23 May 2018

CARACAS The runner-up in Venezuela's election, which was widely condemned by other countries as undemocratic, will formally challenge his loss to President Nicolas Maduro after refusing to recognise the result, his campaign said on Wednesday.

Mexico warns on business with blacklisted Venezuelan entities 23 May 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico financial authorities on Wednesday warned locally regulated companies of the risks of making deals with blacklisted people or entities connected to the Venezuelan government.

Pirate attacks grow in South America and Caribbean - report 23 May 2018

LONDON Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday.

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Venezuela expels U.S. envoys in response to sanctions 23 May 2018

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top U.S. diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela's widely-condemned election, accusing them of a 'conspiracy' that was denied by the State Department.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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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