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Venezuela Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Venezuela, one of the top oil-producing countries in the world.

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'very fragile,' family says updated 1 days ago

The health of literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez is stable but "very fragile," his family said in a statement this week.

12 dead in Chile wildfire; 2,000 homes consumed updated 4 days ago

Chile battles a wildfire that swept through hundreds of homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, leaving at least 12 dead.

Bus crash kills 36 in Mexico updated 4 days ago

At least 36 people were killed in a bus crash in southern Mexico early Sunday, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz said Sunday.

Strong earthquake rattles Nicaragua updated 7 days ago

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nicaragua on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Cuba: U.S. using new weapon against us: spam updated 7 days ago

Cuban officials say Washington is using a new weapon against the island: spam.

Four stabbed in Toronto office; former employee suspected updated 8 days ago

An ex-employee allegedly stabbed four former coworkers at a Toronto office building Wednesday, police say.

Lesbians' baby baptized by Catholic Church in Argentina updated 10 days ago

Umma Azul, whose godmother is the county's President, on Saturday became the first child of a lesbian couple to be baptized by the Catholic Church in Argentina.

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader charged with public incitement updated 13 days ago

A Venezuelan prosecutor on Friday formally charged opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with public incitement, property damage, arson and conspiracy.

Experts: Strict building codes saved lives in powerful Chile earthquake updated 14 days ago

The death toll from a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile rose to at least six Wednesday morning.

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami updated 15 days ago

A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, cutting power and generating a tsunami.

Chile quake: This was big but a bigger one awaits, scientist says updated 15 days ago

This one was big but it's not the Big One.

Cuba acts to draw more foreign investors updated 17 days ago

Cuban lawmakers OK international investment law aimed at attracting more overseas financing while allowing the government to retain tight control of the economy.

3 Venezuelan generals arrested, accused of coup plot updated 23 days ago

Venezuela's President says his country has arrested three air force generals accused of plotting a coup.

Massive fire devours Guatemalan market, destroys thousands of stalls updated 23 days ago

A major fire devoured thousands stalls in a market in Guatemala's capital Tuesday, state media reported.

2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics Fast Facts updated 23 days ago

Here's some background information about the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Summer Olympics. The Olympic Games will be held August 5-21, 2016. The Paralympic Games will be held September 7-18, 2016.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Chile updated 24 days ago

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Death toll climbs as protests still rage in Venezuela updated 27 days ago

At least 31 people have died in Venezuela in violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and government forces that began last month, an official said.

New chapter in castaway's story: Keeping promise to companion who perished updated 29 days ago

Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga says he kept the promise he made to his dying companion and visited the man's mother.

Court declares ruling party candidate El Salvador's president-elect updated 31 days ago

An electoral court in El Salvador has declared ruling party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren the next president of the country.

6.7 earthquake strikes off Chile's Pacific coast updated 32 days ago

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's Pacific coast Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Earthquake hits coastal Peru updated 33 days ago

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck about four miles from the coastal city of Sechura in northern Peru on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts updated 33 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012, according to Human Rights Watch.

No leak from containers of radioactive material fall on ship in Halifax, Canada updated 35 days ago

No leak from containers of radioactive material fall on ship in Halifax, Canada

Protests rage in Venezuela, one month on updated 35 days ago

At least 23 people have died since violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and government forces in Venezuela grabbed global attention a month ago.

Notorious Mexican cartel leader Nazario Moreno dead -- again updated 37 days ago

Mexican authorities say they believe they gunned down notorious cartel leader Nazario Moreno on Sunday. But there's a catch. He was supposed to be dead already.

Peru agrees to extradite van der Sloot to U.S. ... in 24 years updated 38 days ago

Peru has agreed to extradite Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American Natalee Holloway, to the United States.

2 killed in avalanche in Canada updated 40 days ago

Two people died Saturday after an avalanche buried them in snow in a national park in Canada, park officials said.

Venezuelan President Maduro to CNN: U.S. would respond the way I did updated 41 days ago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defended his response to opposition protests in an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Venezuela cuts ties with Panama, calling country a 'lackey' for the United States updated 43 days ago

Venezuela's President severed diplomatic relations with Panama, accusing the country of being a "lackey" for the United States and conspiring against Venezuela.

Enriching a final journey updated 44 days ago

Priscilla Presley writes about why she is an ambassador of Dream Foundation, a national organization that grants wishes for adults battling terminal illnesses.

Cuba Fast Facts updated 45 days ago

Here's a look at what you need need to know about Cuba, a communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.

2 killed, 6 hurt in stabbing at Edmonton warehouse updated 48 days ago

A man wearing body armor and carrying two knives fatally stabbed two employees in a Edmonton grocery warehouse, police said.

Haiti Fast Facts updated 48 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti makes up the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The eastern two-thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic.

For Venezuelan baseball players, protests hit close to home updated 49 days ago

Venezuelan baseball players in the U.S. have weighed in on the political crisis in their country with photos and social media posts.

Another 'Cuban Five' intelligence agent to be freed updated 49 days ago

Accused of being a spy in the United States, Fernando Gonzalez can expect a hero's welcome when he returns to Cuba.

Nicolas Maduro Fast Facts updated 50 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Rio's slums the hot World Cup destination? updated 50 days ago

Residents in many of Brazil's infamous favelas are renting bargain rooms to World Cup tourists.

Venezuelan protesters engineer improvised barricades updated 51 days ago

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela are not short of imagination when it comes to blocking streets, even as the President calls for dialogue.

Will 'El Chapo' Guzman be extradited? Not yet, ambassador says updated 51 days ago

Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will face charges in Mexico before any possibility of extradition, Mexico's ambassador to the United States said

Capturing 'El Chapo' shows security strategy works, Mexico's President says updated 52 days ago

Capturing one of the world's most wanted criminals shows that Mexico's security strategy is working, the country's President said Monday.

In Venezuela protests, both sides draw battle lines -- but call for peace updated 52 days ago

As Venezuelan opposition leaders push for demonstrators to stay in the streets, "he who tires, loses" is their mantra.

Venezuelan president sees conspiracies updated 52 days ago

President Nicolas Maduro spoke at length about allegations of conspiracy, which others call conspiracy theories.

'El Chapo' Guzman: How the world's most wanted drug lord was finally busted updated 52 days ago

Authorities were closing in on cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for months before Mexican marines caught him Saturday, the Mexican attorney general says.

Chilean Mine Rescue Fast Facts updated 52 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the 2010 rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in the Atacama region of northern Chile.

Can Venezuela's socialist government survive wave of protests? updated 52 days ago

Could Venezuela protests be the beginning of the end for Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution?

The legend of 'El Chapo': Cartel chief cultivated Robin Hood image updated 53 days ago

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman eluded arrest for so long that the stories about him veered closer and closer to the stuff of legend.

After years on run, Sinaloa cartel chief 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested updated 54 days ago

Cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested overnight in Mexico, a U.S. official told CNN Saturday.

3 reasons why 'El Chapo' arrest matters updated 54 days ago

The arrest of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a monumental moment in the world's war on drugs.

The face of Venezuela's opposition updated 54 days ago

A Harvard-educated politician leads the Venezuelan opposition. Rafael Romo reports.

Searching for truth in Venezuela updated 55 days ago

Allegations of censorship and photo manipulation make it difficult for news consumers to form a complete picture of what is going on in Venezuela.

Venezuela's Maduro wants talks with Obama updated 55 days ago

Venezuela's government said that eight people have died in the violence related to the protests and clashes.

Venezuela says CNN can stay, a day after saying 'get out' updated 55 days ago

President Nicolas Maduro tells CNN its reporting team in Venezuela can continue

Venezuela tells CNN journalists to 'get out' updated 55 days ago

Venezuela has revoked or denied press credentials for CNN journalists in the country.

Mammoth, 'very strange-looking' dinosaur skull found in Canada updated 55 days ago

A Canadian paleontologist unveiled Thursday a giant Pachyrhinosaurus skull, a cross between a triceratops and giant parrot that's about the size of a Smart Car.

Venezuela: What's the crisis about? updated 56 days ago

Venezuelans have taken to the streets recently, leading to gruesome clashes between protesters and police. Their demands are varied, from economical to social.

Murder charges against Venezuela opposition leader dropped updated 56 days ago

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is formally charged with arson and conspiracy, but murder and terrorism charges against him are dropped.

17-year-old dies during Venezuelan protests updated 56 days ago

A 17-year-old was hit by a truck and killed during a protest in Carupano, Venezuela, a government official said.

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez faces court behind bars updated 57 days ago

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, accused by the government of conspiracy and murder, turned himself in Tuesday, his political party said.

Cheered by supporters, Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez surrenders updated 58 days ago

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, accused by the government of conspiracy and murder, turned himself in Tuesday, his political party said.

Venezuela: Expelled U.S. diplomats have 48 hours to leave updated 58 days ago

Venezuela said Monday that three U.S. diplomats have 48 hours to leave the South American country, accusing them of conspiring against its government.

Venezuela orders three U.S. diplomatic officials out of the country updated 59 days ago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered three U.S. diplomatic officials expelled from the country.

North Korean ship leaves Panama months after it was seized updated 61 days ago

The North Korean cargo ship seized by Panama for carrying illegal arms departed toward Cuba on Saturday.

Protests, violence continue in Venezuela updated 62 days ago

Young Venezuelans unhappy with the ravaged economy, shortages and rising crime clashed again Friday with security forces who fired tear gas and water cannons.

Manuel Noriega Fast Facts updated 63 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama.

Venezuela issues arrest warrant for opposition leader after clashes updated 63 days ago

A day after political violence in Venezuela left three dead on the streets of Caracas, authorities issued an arrest warrant for an opposition leader.

Castaway turned celebrity Alvarenga returns to native El Salvador updated 63 days ago

After over a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean, after eight years away from his hometown, Jose Salvador Alvarenga is coming home to his native El Salvador.

For the family of a mysterious castaway, the hard wait is nearly over updated 65 days ago

It's been an emotional time for the parents of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga.

No sign of $40 million in donations updated 66 days ago

A CNN investigation found no trace of the nearly $40 million in donated goods that Charity Services International said it distributed to Guatemala in 2010.

For missing man's mother, castaway's survival story is tale of grief updated 66 days ago

The dramatic rescue of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga brought heartbreaking news for Roselia Rios: Her son, who was with him, had perished at sea.

American adventurer missing in Mexico updated 66 days ago

Harry Devert, 32, was last heard from on January 25, while he was on a motorcycle trek through Latin America.

Americans warned not to fly Caribbean Airlines from Guyana after threat concerns updated 67 days ago

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana is warning citizens against flying out of the country on Caribbean Airlines flights bound for the United States the next 2 days.

Police investigate threat against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford updated 67 days ago

Toronto police Friday were investigating a threat against controversial Mayor Rob Ford, a police spokesman said.

Mexican drug lord: Inside his abandoned mansion updated 70 days ago

Vigilantes in the Mexican town of Antunez show CNN around the home of a drugs lord who they drove from the neighborhood after he and others terrorized locals.

Doctors keep brain-dead pregnant woman on life support until baby's birth updated 72 days ago

A brain-dead pregnant woman lies on a hospital bed. Doctors want to keep her on life support until they can deliver her baby. An anguished husband waits.

Panama releases majority of crew on North Korean ship updated 77 days ago

Panama frees 32 of 35 detained crew members of a North Korean ship that last year tried to cross the Panama Canal with weapons smuggled aboard, official says.

Mexico changes tack on vigilante groups updated 79 days ago

The Mexican government will provide vigilante groups fighting a drug cartel a path to become recognized, moving away from earlier calls for the groups to disarm.

Peru will not prosecute former President over sterilization campaign updated 83 days ago

Peru will not prosecute former President Alberto Fujimori and his cabinet over a sterilization campaign that was part of a birth control program in the 1990s.

Police: 8 dead in Quebec fire at elderly complex; 30 unaccounted for updated 83 days ago

At least eight people died after a fire ripped through an elderly apartment complex in a small town in Canada's Quebec province, police say.

She's ba-ack: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner reappears updated 83 days ago

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is back on the grid after more than a month without making a public appearance.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I had a minor setback' updated 85 days ago

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he suffered a setback this week after a video posted on social media showed him babbling about the city's police chief.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I drank a little with my friends before latest video updated 85 days ago

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to drinking again after a video showed him babbling about the city's police chief Monday night at a fast food restaurant.

Raul Castro Fast Facts updated 90 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Fidel Castro Fast Facts updated 90 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Mexican forces struggle to rein in armed vigilantes battling drug cartel updated 90 days ago

In Mexico's Michoacan state, government forces are cracking down on armed vigilante self-defense groups.

Panama: North Korea to pay fine for release of ship found with weapons updated 91 days ago

North Korea will pay a fine for the release of a ship that last year tried to cross the Panama Canal with weapons smuggled aboard, Panamanian authorities said

Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner goes off the grid updated 91 days ago

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has not made a public appearance in nearly a month, sparking speculation about her health.

Police find $7.2 million cash stashed in suitcases at airport in Panama updated 92 days ago

Police in Panama say nearly $7.2 million cash found hidden in suitcases at an airport likely was drug cartel money.

Brazil killing spree leaves 12 dead, sparks suspicion over police role updated 92 days ago

Authorities probe a rampage in the Brazilian city of Campinas that left 12 dead to determine if it's linked to the killing of a police officer.

Venezuela weighs pet food price controls updated 94 days ago

Cats and dogs in Venezuela may soon be getting a taste of the South American country's brand of socialism as the government weighs controlling pet food prices.

Strong earthquake strikes north of Puerto Rico updated 95 days ago

A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit north of Puerto Rico just after midnight early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Canadian teen convicted of 'sexting' photos of boyfriend's ex updated 97 days ago

A Canadian teenage girl has been found guilty of distributing child pornography in connection with "sexting" pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend

Beauty queen's killers nabbed, Venezuela says updated 98 days ago

Investigators say beauty queen Monica Spear's camera helped them track down her killers. Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with her death.

Lightning strike on beach kills 3 in Argentina updated 98 days ago

A lightning strike killed three people on a beach in Argentina Thursday and injured 22 others, state media reported.

Venezuelan beauty queen slain; daughter survives shooting updated 100 days ago

Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear was fatally shot in her home country after her car broke down, but her daughter survived.

Gory decapitation video highlights Brazil's prison problems updated 100 days ago

A Brazilian newspaper on Tuesday released a video of three decapitated prisoners inside the Pedrinhas jail.

9 killed in Mexican jail shootout updated 104 days ago

At least nine people were killed in a shootout between gunmen and inmates at a jail about 120 miles southwest of Mexico City, officials said.

Mexican coastal highway collapses updated 108 days ago

Part of a picturesque toll highway that tourists use to travel between the Mexican towns of Ensenada and Tijuana collapsed, civil protection officials said.

El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano erupts for first time in 37 years updated 109 days ago

El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano erupted Sunday, sending a dark cloud of ash miles into the sky, forcing thousands to evacuate from their homes and snarling travel in the Central American country as airlines canceled flights.

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