Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, speaks to the press at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.<br>Leonardo Fernandez/AP

In Venezuela, Guaidó questions Maduro claims about US talks

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government.

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge.

US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration,

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