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Exclusive: Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia: document

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic...

U.S. preparing ‘actions’ in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S....

In Peru, Hitler runs for mayor despite threat from Lennin

LIMA (Reuters) – In Peru, Hitler hopes to return to power in a small town in the Andes, despite a threat from a detractor named Lennin. Campaign slogans reading...

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday after the Caribbean country cut ties with...

Chilean archbishop seeks dismissal of sex abuse cover-up charges

(Reuters) – Attorneys for Chile’s most senior cleric said on Friday they will ask a judge to drop charges he covered up sexual abuse amid a scandal that has...

Venezuelans block streets with cars to protest gas shortage in Andes

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – Dozens of Venezuelans on Friday brought the Andean city of San Cristobal to a standstill by blocking roads with their cars to...

Brazilian police arrest alleged Hezbollah financier

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police have arrested a man designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a high-ranking Hezbollah financier after neighboring...

Cuba’s president meets U.S. Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, who is on a trip to Havana to discuss tense...

U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with...

Mexico’s frugal president-elect stuck for hours on commercial flight

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial after taking power,...