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Venezuela expels El Salvador’s diplomats – UPI.com

Nov. 4 (UPI) — Venezuela has ordered El Salvador’s diplomats to leave the country in 48 hours in retaliation against San Salvador for expelling its officials a day earlier. On Saturday, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced via Twitter that Venezuela’s diplomats under embattled President Nicolas Maduro had two days to leave …

Venezuelans face new barriers, xenophobia across South America | Venezuela | Al Jazeera

Latin American countries, once relatively open for Venezuelans, introduce new restrictions for migrants and refugees. Lima, Peru – Yonaimer Godoy and his wife peered into his cracked phone, their eyes stained with tears. “What are you doing over there?” Godoy’s father asked him through a video call. “Crying.” It was their son’s second …

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s biggest countries are changing that doesn’t necessarily translate into a broader societal shift toward …