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Obama, Putin Briefly Discuss Syria, Ukraine at Economic Summit

President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the next US president.


Obama: I Will Criticize Trump if ‘Necessary or Helpful’

In a Sunday press conference in Lima, Peru, President Barack Obama said he may not follow former President George W. Bush’s lead to not publicly criticize his successor. Instead, Obama left the opportunity to speak out on President-elect Donald Trump if

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Peru: Woman Found Guilty of Witchcraft Burned Alive

An indigenous tribe deep in the Amazon jungle has burned an elderly woman alive on charges of “witchcraft.” While Peruvian authorities say these accusations are not uncommon among natives, this case is unique because a witness recorded the immolation on a mobile phone.

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State Dept.: Hezbollah, Islamic State Maintain Presence in Latin America

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has determined that Venezuela, which has refused to cooperate with the United States’ antiterrorism efforts in the region for nearly a decade, remains a “permissive environment” that promotes ideological and financial support for terrorist organizations, namely Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.

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Attorney General of Panama Orders Raid on ‘Panama Papers’ Law Firm

The now-infamous “Panama Papers” law firm Mossack Fonseca was raided by Panama itself. According to Reuters, the raid went down on Tuesday, with the national police force stating that it sought documentation that “would establish the possible use of the firm for illicit activities.”

Panama, Panama City : PANAMA CITY, PANAMA - APRIL 07: The sign in front of the building that houses the law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co is seen on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama. The law firm, which specializes in setting up offshore companies, is at the center …

Peru, El Salvador Raid Offices of ‘Panama Papers’ Law Firm

The “Panama Papers,” a trove of documents taken from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, have triggered raids by the government of El Salvador against the local Mossack Fonseca office, while Peruvian authorities raided the home of an executive of the firm.

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Rabid Blood-Sucking Bats in Peru Kill 12

Twelve indigenous children from the Achuar tribes in Peru have died of rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, while several more are still battling the disease.

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Peru: Vigilantes Upload Viral Videos of Street Justice

Peru has been gripped by a massive crisis of law and order, with trust for ineffectual police and courts dropping to fearfully low levels. Vigilante justice is now being meted out on the streets—and, of course, uploaded to Facebook.

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U.S. Olympics Committee Endorses L.A. for 2024 Games

The Los Angeles City Council gave the green light on Tuesday to a proposal that will allow L.A. to join Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary as a contender for the 2024 Olympics. Moments after the 15-0 vote went

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Peru: Long-Diminished Shining Path Terror Group May Now Have up to 350 Members

The Peruvian Maoist terrorist militia Sendero Luminoso (“Shining Path”), responsible for the death of 25,000 people in the Peruvian countryside in the 1980s and 1990s, may be on the rise again as government officials warn that hundreds remain enslaved and forced to produce food and child soldiers for the group.