Funerals held for Venezuela's prison fire victims

President Nicolas Maduro has yet to respond to demands for answers about the deaths from a fire in one of Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons. Relatives of inmates killed in one of Venezuela’s worst prison riots are demanding answers as they bury their loved ones. Sixty-eight people died in a fire at an overcrowded police station […]

South Africa: ANC to hold media briefing on Zuma's fate

Ruling party expected to make an announcement on President Zuma’s fate, as reports say he will be removed from office. South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has given President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign, local media reported. After a marathon 13-hour meeting on Monday, the ANC’s National Executive Committee is said […]

Spain to block Puigdemont as Catalan president

Puigdemont’s Together for Catalonia party to file complaint against the move, saying he is a legitimate candidate. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked the Constitutional Court to block the nomination of former Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont to resume his post on Friday. The move comes after the Spanish government’s Council of Ministers, headed by Rajoy, […]

Argentina unions’ leaders arrested in Uruguay

The standing of Argentina’s labour unions has been damaged after several union leaders were arrested for corruption. Argentina’s labour unions are among the strongest in Latin America. But their standing has been damaged after several union leaders were arrested for corruption. Some, however, believe the arrests are a way for the government to pressure unions […]

Puigdemont, facing charges, to be Catalan president

Carles Puigdemont is the candidate to head the Catalan regional government, continuing the independence saga in Spain. Catalonia’s former president vowed to form a new government in the region that recently elected politicians seeking to break away from Spain, brushing aside what he called Madrid’s “threats” and “oppression”.  Carles Puigdemont made the comments after it […]

Dramatic video shows child jumping from burning apartment

Three police officers played heroes in Texas on Monday when they came upon an apartment engulfed in flames and a family stuck on the second floor. Officers David Fields and Corey Jones from the Balch Springs Police Department were two of the first people on the scene and immediately realized a mother and her son […]