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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition plans fresh protest against Nicolas Maduro as Juan Guaido returns

Opposition supporters in Venezuela were set to take to the streets Monday after leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro — as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin American allies.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido to ‘return home soon’, risking arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said he would return home after a visit to Ecuador and called for new protests next week against President Nicolas Maduro, whose government had banned him from travelling abroad.
Colombian police hold flowers during a vigil at the scene of the attack on Thursday [Leonardo Munoz-EPA]

21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

Colombia’s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded — the worst such incident in the city in 16 years.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Donald Trump, other regional leaders congratulate Mexico’s new president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador conquered more than 53 percent of votes in Mexico’s presidential poll Sunday, putting the left in charge of the second largest Latin American economy for the first time in recent history.

Ecuador suspends role as guarantor of Colombia peace talks

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was suspending its role as guarantor of the peace talks between Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas which have been hosted in Quito since early 2017.

Kidnapped journalists were ‘killed in Colombia’

Two journalists and their driver kidnapped on March 26 in Ecuador by dissident FARC rebels were killed on the Colombian side of the border, Interior Minister Cesar Navas said Sunday.

Ecuador stops Julian Assange communicating from its London embassy

Ecuador on Wednesday said it has stopped Julian Assange’s ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up since 2012.

UK court keeps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrest warrant in place

A British court on Tuesday ruled to keep in place an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, thwarting a bid that could have paved the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has spent the last five and a half years.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ‘a nuisance’ to Ecuador – President Moreno

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” that has created “more than a nuisance” for his government.

6.0 quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook coastal Ecuador Sunday, opening cracks in walls and cutting electricity in the province of Manabi, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Ecuador’s VP Jorge Glas jailed for alleged bribery

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas has been detained after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal.

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About nine months into the Federal Government’s suspension of mandatory five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in air transport, airlines are yet to see the implementation.

Elections: Minister denies working for opposition PDP

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John Campbell: Nigeria’s presidential election bad news for democracy

Former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election as bad news for democracy, adding that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is unlikely to win his suit in court.
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Catholic bishops implore Governor El-Rufai to convene stakeholders’ meeting over killings

Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have appealed to the Kaduna State government to convene a stakeholders’ meeting that will help in addressing incessant killings in Kajuru Local Council and other parts of the state.
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Governor Yari rules out dialogue with bandits, insists they are deceitful

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has kicked against dialoguing with bandits who have been attacking states in North West, describing them as deceitful.