While an opposition party works to boycott the demand for statehood, a record low in voter participation leaves many to question the legitimacy of the referendum.
The Latin American country is seeing some of the largest antigovernment protests in nearly three decades, as the pressures of severe shortages combine with increasingly authoritarian tactics from the Maduro administration.
Mexico City's 90-minute, 10-stop Corruptour reflects a new openness about talking about corruption. It's a first step in addressing a widespread problem.
Canadian courts are sometimes suspicious of asylum-seekers who have left behind applications in the United States.
Elections for state governorships were supposed to take place last year. Venezuela's opposition is calling for marches to demand a time line be set.
A Russian state-owned shipping conglomerate is holding $20 million worth of the country's oil.
In one of the worst natural disasters in Colombia in recent history many say signs of the potential dangers as the result of deforestation had been mounting for years.