Americas

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Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

(CNN)Puerto Rico’s energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN on Wednesday night. Puerto Rico, which has been through a long recession and is deeply in debt, has a power grid that is “a little bit old, mishandled and

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At least 225 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake is deadliest to hit country in more than 30 years and has brought down buildings in the capital, Mexico City Emergency crews and volunteers are digging through rubble with their bare hands in search of trapped survivors after a powerful earthquake Mexico earthquake The earthquake also appeared to have triggered an

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UK criticised over sales of military equipment to Venezuela

Theresa May urged to suspend controlled export licences to Venezuelan government while violent clashes continue Britain has sold military equipment worth millions of pounds to Venezuela in the last decade, it has emerged, prompting calls for Theresa May to suspend controlled export licences while the country in is the grip of violent clashes between police

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Venezuela opposition figures taken from homes

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 3:21 a.m. ET] Leading Venezuela opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez has been taken from his home, according to tweets from his wife. “They just took Leopoldo from the house. We do not know where he is or where he is being taken. Maduro is responsible if something happens to him,” Lopez’s wife

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Venezuela elections: all you need to know

Nicols Maduro has convened a national vote on 30 July to elect a group to redraft the constitution a move that his many opponents call a power grab Tensions are near breaking point in Venezuela ahead of a vote on 30 July which the beleaguered president, Nicols Maduro, says will stabilize the flailing country home