In a rowdy session of Venezuela's legislature, lawmakers declared Sunday that, by blocking a recall effort, President Nicolas Maduro had staged a coup.
Considered one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history, hurricane Matthew could trigger devastating floods in Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica, authorities warn.
Hurricane Matthew could be one of the biggest to hit the Caribbean basin in years, with forecasters saying that Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica – and potentially Florida – lie in its path.
Protesters have periodically taken to the streets amid economic and political turmoil, with as many as 1 million flooding Caracas earlier this month to demand a presidential recall referendum before a key date in January.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timochenko are set to sign a historic peace deal Monday, ending a 52-year conflict that has killed a quarter of a million people.
The Marxist rebels are on the verge of entering Colombia's electoral arena, but much work lies ahead in building a viable political party.