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US Sanctions Iranian Oil Tankers Delivering Oil to Venezuela

The US Wednesday imposed sanctions on 5 Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela; Pompeo reaffirms Washington's backing Juan Guaido.

Mexico 7.4 Earthquake Death Toll Rises, Worker at Oil Refinery Dies After Falling From Plant Structure

Mexico rattled by powerful earthquake Tuesday morning killing at least 2 people & triggering tsunami alert for Pacific coastlines along Central America.

Costa Rica Becomes First Central American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It wasn’t really Costa Ricans who made it happen. Instead, Costa Rica became—like the US 5 years ago—the victim of a multi-layer attack of judicial activism

US Disrupts Iranian Fuel Deliveries to Venezuela, Official Says

The Trump admin halts scheduled Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela by threatening sanctions on the ships carrying the cargo, according to U.S. officials.

Tanker Fleet Nears Venezuela Amid US Tensions

Iranian tankers filled with gasoline neared Venezuela; It's unclear if US will interdict the tankers; gasoline movement runs counter to sanctions on Iran

Mexico Demands Investigation Into Previous Obama Administrations Gun Running to Cartel

Mexico’s President urged the US to shed light on a gun-running sting that caused bilateral friction under Obama, questioning behaviour of past US admins.

VICTORY: Brazil’s Highest Court Rejects Measure to Decriminalize Abortion for Zika

In major pro-life win, Brazil’s highest court rejects use of Zika virus birth defects as justification for killing unborn babies in the womb.