- Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi Updated: Oct-08-15 10:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil showed Thursday it can't win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF Updated: Oct-08-15 5:17 pm
LIMA, Peru - The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships.
- IMF sees recession for Latin America on commodities shock Updated: Oct-07-15 6:21 pm
LIMA, Peru - Latin America's economy is likely to go into recession this year for the first time since the end of the global financial crisis as China's slowdown lessens demand for the region's commodities, threatening to undo recent progress in reducing poverty, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.
- No Messi, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez as qualifying opens Updated: Oct-07-15 3:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez will all be missing when 2018 World Cup qualifying gets underway in South America on Thursday.
- Colombian military kills warlord of rural cocaine fiefdom Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A years-long manhunt for a ruthless cocaine warlord who ruled a remote rural fiefdom with an armed band and generous bribes has ended with a military raid that killed the man considered Colombia's second most-wanted criminal.
- Venezuela agrees to let deported Colombians move back Updated: Sep-28-15 7:15 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela has agreed to let more than 1,500 Colombians return as legal residents after they were deported during an August crackdown on the border.
- Kuwaiti oil minister rejects OPEC meeting nonmember nations Updated: Sep-28-15 9:34 am
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait's oil minister is rejecting the idea of a meeting between OPEC members and nonmember states as requested by financially struggling Venezuela.
- 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am
UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:
- Venezuela, Guyana to restore ambassadors amid border dispute Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - After a tense meeting, the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana agreed Sunday to restore ambassadors and hold talks to resolve a long-running border dispute that flared up recently following the discovery of oil in disputed waters.
- Venezuela president says he'll meet with Guyana leader at UN Updated: Sep-25-15 6:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to meet with Guyanese President David Granger in New York to discuss a border dispute between the two South American nations.
- Guyana launches military exercises amid Venezuela dispute Updated: Sep-25-15 10:24 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana is conducting military exercises as relations with neighboring Venezuela sour over a border dispute.
- Dunga calls up 35-year-old Oliveira to replace Firmino Updated: Sep-24-15 5:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's coach Dunga has called up 35-year-old striker Ricardo Oliveira for World Cup qualifiers next month against Chile and Venezuela. The Brazilian soccer confederation announced the move Thursday with Oliveira replacing Roberto Firmino of Liverpool, who has a back injury.
- Pope's Cuba trip helped advance Colombia peace talks Updated: Sep-24-15 10:04 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Pope Francis may not have directly facilitated Wednesday's breakthrough in talks to end Colombia's half-century armed conflict, but the spirit of the popular pontiff hovered over the negotiation of the historic agreement, people involved in the talks said.
- Guyana says Venezuela deploys troops to disputed border Updated: Sep-22-15 6:47 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana President David Granger said Tuesday that Venezuela has deployed troops to a contested border region in what he called a "dangerous" escalation of a long-running dispute between the South American nations.
- Colombia, Venezuela agree to send ambassadors back to posts Updated: Sep-21-15 9:37 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to redeploy ambassadors who were withdrawn in a month-old dispute that has paralyzed trade and movement along their border.
- Venezuela's opposition rallies to protest leader's sentence Updated: Sep-19-15 5:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans took to the streets in cities around the country to protest the sentence handed down earlier this month to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
- Venezuelan film flourishing as society becomes more censored Updated: Sep-19-15 1:16 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A new wave of cinema is emerging from the chaos and violence of modern Venezuela that focuses on highly personal tales of gay love affairs and little boys who want to wear party dresses.
- Colombia says Venezuelan troops crossed border illegally Updated: Sep-18-15 10:37 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's army is denouncing an incursion by 15 members of Venezuela's national guard, alleging the troops illegally crossed the border in pursuit of a civilian.