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Colombia expands cultivation of coca; govt mulls restarting aerial fumigation

Colombia's acreage of coca, the raw material for cocaine, expanded 17 percent to hit a new record last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as the government mulls whether to restart aerial fumigation with the herbicide glyphosate.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/20 22:18:40

Official fired over 'morgue' truck

A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle, in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying 273 bodies was driven around aimlessly for lack of room in the morgue.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:18:40

Presidential campaign polarizes Brazil

Brazil looks to be charging headlong into a two-horse presidential race between the far right and the left in what has been an at times surreal and unpredictable campaign.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:13:40

New NAFTA terms get thumbs up from Mexico's biggest bank

The renegotiated terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meet Mexico's objectives, the country's biggest bank said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 13:25:54

Trump's former national security adviser Flynn to be sentenced on Dec. 18

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to court filing released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 12:43:45

McMeToo

A McDonald's worker sporting a sticker marches toward the company's headquarters with other activists to protest sexual harassment at the fast-food chain's restaurants on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois. Similar actions took place around the country and were touted as the first-ever nationwide “strike” against sexual harassment in the fast food industry.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/19 22:18:40

Fatal crash

Photo released by Servicio Integrado de Seguridad ECU 911 shows rescuers working at the site where a bus crashed on the Balsas-Machala road near Balsas, El Oro Province, Ecuador, on Tuesday. Twelve people were killed and at least 23 were injured in the bus crash, the seventh of its kind in the last 37 days.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/19 22:08:40

Most Trump voters believe Republicans will win midterm elections: poll

Most US voters backing President Donald Trump "don't believe there is anything at stake" for the Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, according to a private survey released by media on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:46:08

Cuba moves to final stage of probe into deadly plane crash

Cuban civil aviation authorities said on Tuesday they have finished recuperating the contents of two black boxes from the plane that crashed outside Havana's international airport in May.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:43:56

Trailer full of bodies provokes pungent dispute in Mexico

Mexican authorities were scrambling to find a parking spot Monday for a truck carrying more than 100 unidentified bodies whose fetid smell has been infuriating residents in the city of Guadalajara.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:53:41

SpaceX names first private rider

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/18 21:48:41

At least 23 die from storm Florence in U.S. East Coast

At least 23 people died in the aftermath of storm Florence battering U.S. East Coast since last week, the authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:20:06

Trump administration cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for next year

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday it cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 30,000 for the fiscal year 2019 starting on Oct. 1, driving down U.S. refugee admissions to one of its lowest levels in decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:19:13

Cuba open to talk to US without political conditions, says president

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday said his government is open to talks with the United States based on respect towards the island country's sovereignty, independence and its political system.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:05:31

Migrant awareness

A member of the Pueblos Sin Fronteras, a pro-immigration advocacy group, lights a candle at a vigil to raise awareness of local police harassment and abuse of migrants, deported migrants and the homeless in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. Mexico said it had received an offer from the US to pay for deported migrants, but denied it had accepted the deal.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 23:03:39

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly temblors

Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 19:13:41

5 killed in Ecuador traffic accident

At least five people were killed and 27 others injured when a bus overturned in Ecuador's central province of Chimborazo on Sunday, the ECU 911 emergency services reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 10:53:44

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

At least 15 people have been killed in North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States as a result of Hurricane Florence which is downgraded to a tropical storm.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:55:16