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BBC | Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle (R) and his Farc counterpart Ivan Marquez (L) signed the agreement, applauded by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle (R) and his Farc counterpart Ivan Marquez (L) signed the agreement, applauded by Cuban Minister Bruno Rodriguez

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela first lady’s nephews ‘confessed’ in drug case

 Mr Campo (in the grey shirt) and Mr Flores (in blue) were arrested last November and flown to New York

Mr Efrain Campo (29, in the grey shirt) and Mr Francisco Flores 30, (in blue) were arrested last November in Haiti and flown to New York | Reuters

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady confessed to conspiring to import cocaine into the US after being arrested last year, court filings by US prosecutors on Friday said. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela recall referendum: Voters told to confirm identities

Venezuela's Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena said there were many irregularities in the petition

Venezuela’s Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena said there were many irregularities in the petition | EPA

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has ruled that 1.3 million people who signed a petition for a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro will need to turn up at regional electoral offices to confirm their identity. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela opposition leader Capriles says army must choose

Mr Capriles (right) has said the time was coming for the army to take a position

Oppositieleider Henrique Capriles (rechts) noemt Venezuela ‘een bom die ieder moment kan ontploffen’ | Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has urged the army to choose whether it is “with the constitution or with (President Nicolas) Maduro”, after a state of emergency was declared. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis

Shops have been operating without electricity for several hours a day because of power cuts introduced this year

Shops have been operating without electricity for several hours a day

Venezuela’s government has imposed a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela’s National Assembly passes amnesty bill

The government denounced the plans as an attempted coup

Rallies have been held in Caracas to demand the release of jailed opposition leaders

Rallies have been held in Caracas to demand the release of jailed opposition leaders

The Venezuelan National Assembly has passed an amnesty bill which could free dozens of jailed opposition leaders. The opposition-controlled assembly passed the bill after a heated discussion late on Tuesday. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela students protest against Supreme Court ruling

Police and students clashed in San Cristobal on Wednesday

Police and students clashed in San Cristobal on Wednesday

Venezuelan students clashed with police in the western city of San Cristobal on Wednesday. The students were protesting against a ruling by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela shopping centres halve opening times as crisis bites

Blackouts, common in some rural parts of Venezuela, have also hit the capital, Caracas, because of the drought.

Blackouts, common in some rural parts of Venezuela, have also hit the capital, Caracas, because of the drought | Foto AFP

Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day. The move will allow them to comply with government energy rationing. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela congress swears in barred opposition MPs

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The portraits of Simon Bolivar and Hugo Chavez were removed shortly before the swearing-in ceremony | Foto AFP

Venezuela’s opposition has sworn in three of its MPs suspended for alleged election fraud, in its first full session in control of congress. Verder lezen

Cartoon Pa Stechi | Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs

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Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has suspended the inauguration of three opposition MPs who were due to take office next week. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela-Argentina spat over human rights comments

Mr Macri's comments are the first clash between him and the socialist Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro

Mr Macri’s comments are the first clash between him and the socialist Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela has accused the new Argentine President Mauricio Macri of meddling in its internal affairs after he criticised its human rights record. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela’s ‘economic war’


Ernesto Villegas was Minister of State for the Revolutionary Transformation of Greater Caracas in Nicolas Maduro’s government. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela labels ex-prosecutor Nieves a ‘thug’

Diosdado Cabello (centre) dismissed allegations made by Mr Nieves, saying he had been bribed

Diosdado Cabello (centre) dismissed allegations made by Mr Nieves, saying he had been bribed | Foto Reuters

The president of Venezuela’s National Assembly has labelled Franklin Nieves – a former prosecutor who has said the judiciary convicted an innocent man – a “thug” and a “traitor”. Verder lezen

BBC | Guyana claims Venezuela assembling troops near border

Guyana says Venezuela deployed troops on border area

Guyana says Venezuela deployed troops on border area

Guyana’s President David Granger says Venezuela has deployed troops along their border area. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela extends state of emergency to third border state

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he wants "a new peaceful border"

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he wants “a new peaceful border” | AFP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will extend a state of emergency to another 10 municipalities on the border with Colombia. Verder lezen

BBC | Jailed Guatemala ex-leader denies corruption charges

Mr Perez Molina resigned on Thursday

Mr Perez Molina resigned on Thursday

Guatemala’s former president has appeared in court after spending his first night in prison. Otto Perez Molina, 64, rejected allegations that he was the mastermind of a customs corruption scheme dubbed La Linea, or The Line. Verder lezen

BBC | Lynn Anderson, Rose Garden singer, dies, aged 67

Countryzangeres Lynn Anderson op 67-jarige leeftijd overleden


US country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her worldwide 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died, aged 67. Verder lezen

BBC | US dentist Walter Palmer ‘regrets’ killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Walter Palmer said he had no idea that the lion was a "local favourite"

Walter Palmer said he had no idea that the lion was a “local favourite”

A US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hunt. Verder lezen

BBC | Third opposition politician barred in Venezuela

Some opinion polls have suggested the government could lose December's parliamentary vote.

Some opinion polls suggest the government could lose December’s parliamentary vote

A former Venezuelan state governor, Pablo Perez, says he has been barred from holding public office for 10 years. Mr Perez is the third opposition politician to be disqualified in the past week. Verder lezen

BBC | Felipe Gonzalez in Venezuela: Ex-Spain PM to help opposition

Former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez met the mother of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez | Foto Reuters

Former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez met the mother of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez | Foto Reuters

Former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez has arrived in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to help with the defence of jailed opposition politicians. Verder lezen

BBC | Venezuela opposition march draws thousands

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Lilian Tintori (second from right), wife of Leopoldo Lopez, led the march in Caracas

Thousands of Venezuelans have held a peaceful march through the streets of the capital Caracas, calling for the release of opposition leaders who have been in jail for more than a year. Verder lezen

BBC | Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate singer, dies aged 71


Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager has said. Brown had liver cancer and died at his home in the Bahamas, said Phil Dale. Verder lezen

BBC | Switzerland is ‘world’s happiest’ country

Switzerland is famous for its chocolates, luxury watches, private banks and ski resorts

Switzerland is famous for its chocolates, luxury watches, private banks and ski resorts

The land of clocks and chocolates is the world’s happiest country, according to a new survey. Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations. Verder lezen

BBC | Caribbean island Curacao faces oil refinery dilemma

Curacao is the paradise island of many a holiday brochure.

The Dutch heritage is visible in Curacao's colourful capital Willemstad

The Dutch heritage is visible in Curacao’s colourful capital Willemstad

Its pristine white sand beaches and turquoise sea coupled with excellent diving and a historic capital listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site make it a stop on many Caribbean cruises. Verder lezen

BBC | Latin American leaders back Venezuela over US spat

Members of the Alba regional bloc gathered for an emergency summit in Caracas

Members of the Alba regional bloc gathered for an emergency summit in Caracas | foto Reuters

Members of the Alba regional group expressed their support for Venezuela on Tuesday in the face of increasing tensions between the US and Venezuela. Verder lezen

BBC | Colombia Farc: Guerrillas invite Miss Universe to talks

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Miss Universe 2015 Paulina Vegas had expressed her desire for peace

Rebels from Colombia’s Farc militia have invited the country’s newly crowned Miss Universe to assist their peace negotiations with the government.
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BBC | France attacks: Sieges ended

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French police have stormed two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city, with the hostage takers reported dead. Verder lezen

BBC | France attacks: Sieges ended

BBC LIVE News coverage of Paris terror operation
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French police have stormed two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city, with the hostage takers reported dead. Verder lezen

BBC | Gun attack on French magazine kills 11

French President Francois Hollande: “This is an act of exceptional barbarism”

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 10, French officials say. Verder lezen

BBC | Gun attack on French magazine kills 11

French President Francois Hollande: “This is an act of exceptional barbarism”

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 10, French officials say. Verder lezen