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Opposition strike paralyzes parts of Venezuela as fears of violence mount

The nation’s crisis deepens ahead of a contentious vote on constitutional changes.

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After protest vote, Maduro’s foes warn of ‘zero hour’ for Venezuela’s democracy

The opposition calls for a 24-hour general strike Thursday over his plans to rewrite the constitution.

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Former Brazilian president Lula convicted of corruption and money laundering

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nine years in prison but is expected to appeal.

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Rights groups sue U.S. government, alleging it is turning away asylum applicants at Mexico border

Advocates say U.S. border agents have been emboldened by anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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Things are so bad in Venezuela that people are rationing toothpaste

The minimum wage is often increased, but the gain is quickly eaten away by inflation.

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Venezuelans release opposition leader Leopoldo López from jail

López, the nation’s most important political prisoner, is given house arrest.

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Brazilian authorities disbanding team that investigates mass corruption scandal

Federal police describe the move as bureaucratic reshuffling, but critics see it as an attempt to undermine the probe.

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In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

The South American country seems determined to make legal weed as boring as possible. 

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Government supporters attack Venezuelan congress, injure opposition lawmakers

As pro-Maduro assailants stormed the building, they apparently faced little or no resistance from security guards.

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At least 14 killed in gunfight in drug-plagued northern Mexico state

The shootout in Chihuahua comes amid rising violence nationwide.

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Amid Venezuela’s chaos, protesters ask: Was helicopter ‘attack’ rebellion or ruse?

Some suspect the brazen swoop over the Supreme Court building was cooked up by the government as a pretext for more crackdowns.

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In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement

Thousands of protesters have been arrested recently, and many allege mistreatment.

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A corruption scandal wrecked Brazil’s economy. Now, workers face the consequences.

As firms implode, many of those hit by mass layoffs are having trouble finding new jobs.

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Venezuela’s slide into chaos is splintering the Chávez movement

Supporters of the late president are turning against his successor, Nicolás Maduro.

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Man builds city steps for $550, gets into hot water

A retiree in Toronto built a set of stairs near a precarious slope to help his neighbors, but the city wasn't happy about it

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Venezuelans reject constitutional rewrite in non-binding referendum

Millions of Venezuelans have voted to reject President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to rewrite the country's constitution.

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Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities have declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox a "persona non grata" and banned him from ever returning to the country.

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Canadian leader meets a tiny namesake

Things got awfully adorable at a western rodeo festival in Canada on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his tiny namesake, the son of ...

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Jet blast from a plane kills a tourist at a Caribbean airport

Watching planes land and take off at Princess Juliana International Airport is a well-known tourist attraction, as approaching aircraft tend to fly very low above their heads.

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Venezuela's fugitive helicopter cop appears at opposition rally

The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela's Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition rally in the capital, Caracas, attendees tell CNN.

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Ex-Brazil leader Lula da Silva guilty of corruption

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former President, was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and money laundering charges, a representative of the federal court in Parana state told CNN.

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Leopoldo López Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the life of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López..

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The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law

El Salvador's ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be weakened.

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Venezuelan opposition leader released from prison

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been released to house ...

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Lawmakers hurt in Venezuela clashes

Supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly on Wednesday, injuring several ...

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Rogue helicopter cop resurfaces in Venezuela video

Oscar Perez, the Venezuelan police helicopter pilot who apparently stole a police chopper and used it to strafe the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in Caracas last month, has shown up in another video.

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Venezuela Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Venezuela and learn more about one of the top oil-producing countries in the world.

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Venezuelan mothers fight for survival

Coming across the border to Colombia, some Venezuelans have fled their country as they search for any means of survival. They're escaping from the highest inflation rate in the world, ongoing unrest and violent street protests.

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