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Pedro Pierluisi, shown here at a news conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August 2019, has declared a state of emergency Sunday over the island's gender violence crisis.<br>Eric Rojas, AFP, Getty Images/TNS

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over violence against women

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi declared a state of emergency Sunday over the island's gender violence crisis, a measure local groups have demanded from the government for years.


Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year.


Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

The socialist government of Nicolás Maduro and the U.S.-backed opposition are accusing each other of playing politics with proposals to finance United Nations-supplied vaccines — so far blocking any option from going ahead.

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