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Past articles by Regina:

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Measles, rubella and polio shots are going in children’s arms in Venezuela in recent weeks as part of a countrywide vaccination campaign → Read More

Venezuela’s alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s vaccination record. But they weren’t enough to meet national requirements for children her age. Artemis needs two more, at a cost of $400 — a bill her unemployed mother and government-worker father can’t afford. → Read More

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. → Read More

US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. → Read More

Petro faces challenges to deliver Colombians promised change

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia for the first time elected a leftist as its next president, but the slim victory is a cue that a large portion of the... → Read More

Colombia picks 1st leftist president in tight runoff contest

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly defeated a real ... → Read More

Ex-rebel in slim win to be Colombia's1st leftist president

Former rebel Gustavo Petro has narrowly won a runoff election in Colombia over a political outsider millionaire, ushering in a new era of politics by becoming the country’s first leftist president → Read More

Tight Colombian runoff pits former rebel, millionaire

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Voters in Colombia will choose between a former rebel and an unpredictable millionaire Sunday when they vote in a presidential... → Read More

Colombia faces presidential choice between leftist, populist

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians can count on one thing: The country’s presidential politics will drastically change after Sunday’s runoff election.... → Read More

Venezuelan opposition to file complaint for attack on leader

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition group backed by the United States will file a complaint with the Inter-American Court of Human Rig... → Read More

Ex-rebel, businessman to vie in Colombia presidential runoff

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian voters opted for a dramatic change in presidential politics, choosing a leftist former rebel and an outsider populis... → Read More

Colombia presidential race to runoff; leftist vs businessman

No matter who wins June 19, the South American country long governed by conservatives or moderates will see a dramatic shift in presidential politics. → Read More

Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent

Colombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic were voting for their next president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who promise various degrees of change. → Read More

Colombians to vote for president amid generalized discontent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic will vote for their next president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who ... → Read More

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A 1983 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is the workhorse of Argenis Ron’s party equipment rental business. He uses it to haul chairs, t... → Read More

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

A 1983 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is the workhorse of Argenis Ron’s party equipment rental business. He uses it to haul chairs, tents and tables to gatherings all across Venezuela's sprawling → Read More

Venezuela plans stock sale in break from socialist model

In a break from its socialist model, Venezuela’s government plans to open for private investment a number of state-owned companies in vital sectors as it seeks to address a need for capital for severely underinvested businesses → Read More

Venezuelan immigrants bring flavors from home to new lands

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The eyes of Fabiana Marquez brightened after she took the first bite of a savory, crescent-like bread stuffed with ham and cheese. ... → Read More

Peru’s president survives 2nd impeachment effort in 8 months

Pedro Castillo, Peru’s embattled president, avoided joining the South American nation’s list of impeached leaders as opposition lawmakers Monday night failed to get enough votes to remove him from office eight months into his term. → Read More

Peru’s president survives 2nd impeachment effort in 8 months

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, Peru’s embattled president, avoided joining the South American nation’s list of impeached leaders as opposition lawm... → Read More