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February 10, 2018 2:37 PM Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or can produce a passport will be able to cross. They fear it will become more difficult for them to enter Colombia once the measures are fully 77

December 1, 2017 7:54 AM Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries

Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines. The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Not too different from Facebook Lite, Twitter has also built a version of its app that’s optimized for developing countries. Twitter Lite minimizes 64

November 27, 2017 6:05 AM Miss South Africa is crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview 96

October 26, 2017 3:04 AM Venezuela to Present Cuba Report 2017 on US Blockade

Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, will present today the report of Cuba on the illegal blockade that has been maintained and intensified by the United States against the island for more than five decades. In the meeting, to which the media outlets, diplomats, Venezuelan government officials and solidarity 91

October 11, 2017 2:21 AM Messi comes to Argentina's rescue on a dramatic night in CONMEBOL

It was a night of drama in South American World Cup qualifying. Tim Vickery watched, from first kick to last. Argentina kick off in Ecuador with their fate in the balance but, amid the endless permutations, what is certain is that a win will be good enough to guarantee at least fifth position and a playoff spot. But as all five games kick off simultaneously 85

October 8, 2017 4:30 PM Who can qualify in South America?

The final matchday of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ takes place on Tuesday. We take to you through all the qualification permutations, with six teams fighting it out for the three remaining direct tickets to next year’s world finals and the play-off place. Uruguay are assured the play-off place at worst 66

October 8, 2017 10:44 AM Huge cocaine haul seized in tugboat in Atlantic

Nearly four tonnes of cocaine worth an estimated $260m (£200m) have been seized by international law enforcement officers in the Atlantic. The drugs were found on a boat between Portugal's Madeira and Azores islands. Officials found 165 individual packages of cocaine weighing 23kg - a total of 3.7 tonnes - concealed beneath the vessel's cooking area. The Comoros-flagged 89

October 6, 2017 5:28 AM Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

Montevideo - Lionel Messi and Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action. Argentina were held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires by Peru, leaving the two-time world champions outside the automatic qualification places as they head into the final 82

September 7, 2017 4:45 AM Hurricane Irma worsens Latin America's fuel supply crunch

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin American countries that have struggled to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. Latin America had already been scrambling for almost two weeks to find cargoes because 53

August 23, 2017 10:43 AM Oil is Angola's Trump Card for International Success, and the New President Must Bring About Reform

An era will end in the southern African state of Angola on Wednesday. One of the continent’s longest-serving leaders, President José Eduardo dos Santos, will step down after 37 years in power. What happens next is significant not only to Angola, but to Africa and the world, particularly those dependent on Angola’s vast oil reserves. Angola’s international 67