Syrian troops cement hold on Aleppo, civilians return

Syrian troops cement hold on Aleppo, civilians return

Syrian troops increased their hold on Aleppo on Friday after retaking full control of the city, as residents anxious to return to their homes moved through its ruined streets. Syria’s army announced on Thursday it had recaptured the former rebel stronghold of east Aleppo following a landmark evacuation deal that saw thousands of opposition fighters […]

Venezuela govt and opposition to hold talks as crisis deepens

Venezuela govt and opposition to hold talks as crisis deepens

Venezuela’s socialist government and the opposition on Monday announced talks for the weekend to deal with a political standoff that has intensified since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The two sides will meet on Sunday on the Caribbean island of Margarita, mediated by the Vatican, regional bloc Unasur and […]

Colombia to hold peace talks with ELN rebels

Colombia to hold peace talks with ELN rebels

  The Colombian government and the country’s second-largest rebel group, the ELN, announced Monday they would launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador’s capital, with President Juan Manuel Santos predicting “total peace.” Both sides have committed to doing everything in their power to “create an environment favorable to peace” once the talks begin, according to […]

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate early Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for the nation’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in favor, 21 against. The Senate suspended Rousseff, the South American […]