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Suriname votes with convicted-killer president's future at stake

May 25, 2020 - 2:01 PM

(UPDATED) With a partial lockdown in effect due to the coronavirus, Suriname's 380,000 eligible voters will head to the polls to elect the 51 members of the National Assembly, which will then elect its president

DESI BOUTERSE. Suriname's President Desi Bouterse (L) attends a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 27, 2019. File photo by Florence Lo/AFP

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Maduro wants South America to meet on Venezuela crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 7:40 AM

The move came a day after the Venezuelan leader broke off relations with Panama following its call for a meeting of the rival Washington based Organization of American States

DISSENT IN THEIR RANKS? Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government march in Caracas, Venezuela, 24 February 2014. Miraflores Press/Handout/EPA

A few tree species dominate Amazon

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Some experts believe these trees are so common because they were actively cultivated by indigenous people in the area for millennia

AMAZON RAINFOREST. A photograph made available on 04 October 2013 shows the river Tiputini as it passes by the northern border of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, 16 May 2007. EPA/Cecilia Puebla