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Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks have added depth to their infield after reportedly agreeing to a contract with Wilmer Flores. Per ESPN.com's Jeff Passan, Flores' deal with the Diamondbacks will be for one year with a team option for 2020.


Venezuela accuses US of 'inciting violence'

Venezuela's government hit out at the United States on Wednesday, accusing the Donald Trump administration of fomenting violence in the South American country by backing the opposition-controlled parliament's bid to disavow President Nicolas Maduro.


Maduro Opponent: Hezbollah Exploiting Venezuela Gold Mines

A miner looks for gold at La Culebra gold mine in El Callao, which sits in Venezuela's Orinoco Mining Arc. (AFP) An MP opposed to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro revealed that the Lebanese Hezbollah group was exploiting gold mines in his country in order to finance its “destabilizing terrorist a


EDITORIAL: Freeland right to call out Venezuela

It’s time for a game of “guess who said it?” Read the below quote and try to guess who in Canada said the following just last Friday:. “Today, Nicolás Maduro’s regime loses any remaining appearance of legitimacy. Having seized power through fraudulent and anti-democratic elections held on May 20, 20


Venezuela Gets Minimum Wage Raise to US $6 a Month

HAVANA TIMES – With inflation continuing to skyrocket in Venezuela, President Maduro announced today a raise in the minimum wage from a little over US $2 a month to around $6, a 300% increase.


Onwards and upwards for El Salvador

Third-highest climb in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in 2018. Coach Carlos de los Cobos the man responsible for their ascent. If there are any national teams entitled to dream big in 2019, El Salvador are undoubtedly one of them. The last time the Central Americans were anywhere near their curren


Belief in himself elevates Venezuela’s Vegas

Jhonattan Vegas successfully defends his title at RBC Canadian. When Jhonattan Vegas was 18, he rubbed shoulders with world-class players such as Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples while competing in the Houston Open in his adopted hometown in Texas. It’s fair to say it was an important moment for the


In Venezuela, recrudescence of 'a brutal group of leftist thugs'

CARACAS, Venezuela — The president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly was briefly arrested on Sunday, two days after declaring that he was prepared to take over temporarily as the country’s leader in a renewed push to oust President Nicolás Maduro from power.


A Primer on the Geopolitics of Oil

Last year was a wild one for the oil industry. Between January and October, oil prices rose to almost $80 per barrel — a 25 percent increase since the start of the year — thanks to fears stemming from Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. In the months that f


Latest caravans from El Salvador, Honduras start treks to U.S.

Two new migrant caravans from Central America are on their way to the U.S. One collection of 350 people left Wednesday from El Salvador hoping to join another group of some 800 people that left Honduras on Monday.


Vatican Confirms Continued Diplomatic Relations with Venezuela

‘The Holy See and the Bishops of the Country continue working together to help the Venezuelan people” Responding to the questions of some journalists, on the presence of a Holy See representative at the inaugural ceremony of the Presidency in Venezuela, the Interim Director of the Holy See Press Off


The OAS dangerously in disarray

Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS). If Mr. Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will b


Wikipedia banned in Venezuela amid political turmoil

Venezuela has become the second country to entirely block Wikipedia, the NetBlocks internet observatory has found. The ban is strongly believed to be related to a dispute over the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro’s presidency acknowledged by the Spanish language version of the free online encyclopaedia.


Venezuela is fast becoming a ‘mafia state’: here’s what you need to know

Last week, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for his second six-year term as Venezuela’s president. Maduro won the election off the back of international condemnation of vote buying and electoral fraud. While the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called Venezuela’s government “illegitimate”, Maduro decl


Telefonica eyes €530M central America asset sale

Telefonica accelerated plans to sell assets in central America, with its majority stakes in Movistar operations in Guatemala and El Salvador expected to raise a total of €530 million, El Economista reported.


Peru: Prosecutors Claim Humala Campaign Financed by Venezuela, Odebrecht

Former president of Peru Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, could face a 20-year prison sentence for money laundering; this, after the Peruvian government contends that both the Venezuelan government and the construction giant Odebrecht financed their two campaigns.


Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru’s capital.


AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. The leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress said he was prepared to assume the role of interim president in a deepeni


Venezuelan Government is Reportedly Encouraging Citizens to Buy Property with the Petro

The government of Venezuela is reportedly planning to encourage its citizens to buy property using the controversial Petro cryptocurrency. Ildemaro Villarroel, Venezuela’s minister for Habitat and Housing, told local news outlets that there was real estate currently available under the nation’s Grea


Netizen Report: Zimbabwe’s internet goes dark amid protests, nationwide strike

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. This report covers news and events from January 3 – 16.