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US Threatens to Destroy Iranian Missiles Shipped to Venezuela

Senior admin. official: US warns it will destroy potential Iranian long-range missile shipments delivered to the Maduro regime in Venezuela

Chile: Stores Looted, Churches Burned as Left Demands Country Trash Its Constitution

Rioters burned down churches and looted businesses in Chile, following a rally of thousands in support of erasing the nation’s constitution

Honduras to Move Embassy to Jerusalem by End of Year

Honduran President spoke with Netanyahu to strengthen the "strategic alliance," and agreed to open embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem

US Seizure of Iran Fuel Bound for Venezuela was Largest Confiscation Of Its Kind

US govt seizes multimillion-dollar fuel shipments from IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization, that was bound for Venezuela.

Colombian Cartels Killing Anyone Who Doesn’t Obey Coronavirus Lockdown Orders: Report

Cartels distributed pamphlets about coronavirus restrictions, warning that they are 'forced to kill people in order to preserve lives.'

Cuban Pastor Freed From Prison; USCIRF Calls for Release of Journalist

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom announced the long-awaited release of Pastor detained in Cuba for homeschooling his children

Venezuelan Warns US: Socialist Destruction Starts with Tearing Down Statues & Censorship

A Venezuelan activist is warning Americans that the torching and toppling of historical statues could be a sign of what lies ahead - loss of US to Socialism

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.