South America

Venezuela votes in parliamentary election amid political crisis
South America, World

Venezuela votes in parliamentary election amid political crisis

The 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary elections are being held amid a raging political crisis. The opposition has boycotted the elections alleging that it would help President Nicolas Maduro strengthen his grip on both the country’s legislature and the National Assembly. His opponent Juan Guaido is set to lose his leadership of Venezuela’s National Assembly.

Hurricane Iota leaves 30 dead and a trail of destruction
South America, World

Hurricane Iota leaves 30 dead and a trail of destruction

The Atlantic hurricane that hit Central America has been categorised as the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua forcing thousands to flee homes. More than 400,000 people in Nicaragua have reportedly been affected by hurricane Iota that made landfall near Haulover on Tuesday. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has categorised Iota as Category 4 […]

38 years after war, Falkland Islands cleared of mines; Islanders celebrate being ‘landmine free’
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38 years after war, Falkland Islands cleared of mines; Islanders celebrate being ‘landmine free’

Nearly 40 years after the Falklands Wars, all but one of the remaining anti-personnel landmines on the islands have been cleared. On Tuesday 10th November, the UK’s foreign office announced that the final landmine will be set off clearing the islands of landmines placed during the 1982 war. The islanders had called for a celebration […]