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Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

(CNN)Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN on Wednesday night.Puerto Rico, which has been through a long recession and is deeply in debt, has a power grid that is "a

Brazilian queer art exhibition cancelled after campaign by rightwing protesters

Santander bank decides to shut Queermuseu in Porto Alegre, a move Brazilian artists say represents dangerous censorshipA storm over artistic freedom and censorship has erupted in Brazil after an art exhibition at a multinational banks cultural centre was cancelled following a campaign by rightwing protesters. The controversy broke out when

Don’t forget about us: Irma’s desperate Caribbean survivors

(CNN)Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake before moving on to Florida.The three largest of the US Virgin Islands; St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, were affected, as were smaller surrounding islands.Jennifer Stephens

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead

(CNN)At least 61 people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the southern coast.President Enrique Peña Nieto said the temblor -- felt by about 50 million people across the country-- was the strongest earthquake Mexico has experienced in 100 years. In

Venezuela quells ‘paramilitary’ attack at base; 2 dead

CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuela remained a powder keg on Sunday as authorities said they had quelled an anti-government paramilitary attack at a military base that led to the deaths of two people, and the country's attorney general defied her ouster by the newly elected National Constituent Assembly. "We are united now,

Venezuela: Controversial assembly to convene amid planned protests

(CNN)Venezuela's legislative palace could be a stage for high drama Friday as a new assembly that critics say will allow President Nicols Maduro to consolidate power illegitimately is expected to take office while the regime's supporters and opponents converge there for protests.Opposition groups and Maduro supporters are expected to

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