Jailed U.S. Ex-Marine Paul Whelan Attacked in Russian Prison

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan has been attacked by another inmate in a Russian prison where he is serving out a term on espionage charges he denies, his brother has said in a statement. Whelan was punched in the face and forced to defend himself at a sewing workshop in a penal … Read more

Venezuela Denies Entry to Flight of Deportees, Chilean Official Says

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities rejected a flight of Venezuelans expelled from Chile trying to enter the country, a top Chilean official said on Thursday. Chile had chartered a plane to return the Venezuelans to their country of origin, “but a single decision by the Venezuelan aeronautical authority ruined everything,” Chilean Deputy Interior Minister Manuel … Read more

UN Chief, Chile’s Boric to Visit Antarctica Before COP28 Climate Summit

[ad_1] SANTIAGO (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Antarctica this week with Chilean President Gabriel Boric to observe the impact of rising temperatures caused by climate change on the continent, he said on Monday. “Scorching temperatures mean Antarctic ice is melting ever-faster, with deadly consequences for people around the world,” … Read more

Latin American Leaders React to Argentina Election Result

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The following are reactions from current and former Latin American presidents to the election of libertarian economist Javier Milei in Argentina’s presidential runoff on Sunday. ARGENTINE PRESIDENT ALBERTO FERNANDEZ “I am a man of democracy, and I value nothing more than the popular verdict. I trust that tomorrow we can start working … Read more

Analysis-In Mexico, Gender Balance Push Puts Political Parties in Unfamiliar Bind

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – When Mexico’s governing party unveiled the winner of its poll to pick a Mexico City mayoral candidate, the result was clear – but the male victor quickly had to give way to female runner-up Clara Brugada to meet new gender parity rules now reshaping Mexican politics. Last weekend’s leapfrogging of … Read more