Barquisimeto (Venezuela) - Father Jesús Martínez, is a priest of San Francisco de Asís parish, in the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, where there is the "olla solidaria" (literally "solidarity pot"), namely the daily opening of a space, in the parish, where one cooks for people who suffer from hunger.
Caracas (Venezuela) - Weeks behind schedule and amid fears it will do little to resolve Venezuela’s soaring inflation, the country’s government has released new banknotes, valued between 500 and 20,000 bolivars.
Rome (Italy) - Shares in Italy’s Monte dei Paschi suffered further steep falls on Monday as it makes a last-ditch attempt to raise five billion euros by year-end to avoid a state bailout.
Caracas (Venezuela) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that 300 people have been arrested during protests and looting over the elimination of the country’s largest currency bill.
Caracas (Venezuela) - Venezuela has closed its border with Colombia for three days to try to stop smuggling gangs who are accused of causing economic turmoil.
Caracas (Venezuela) - In Venezuela the trial of strength between Nicolás Maduro and his enemies has lasted eight months, ever since the opposition seized a parliamentary majority for the first time in 16 years.
Today (August 31) could mark the beginning of a new era for Brazil, if the main prosecutor in suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial has his way.
Caracas (Venezuela) - The foreign ministers of Venezuela and Colombia have met to discuss moves to open up their joint border, a year after Caracas closed crossings in a crackdown on smuggling.
Caracas (Venezuela) - Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into neighbouring Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine, as the border between the two countries was temporarily reopened.