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An officer salutes during a reenactment of the battle of Canchas Blancas during the 1879 Pacific War, in Potosi, Bolivia March 28, 2018.

Bolivia is taking Chile to court over a war it lost 134 years ago — and it reenacted a pivotal battle on the final day of the case

Bolivia is landlocked because of a war it lost 134 years ago. But it's fighting in court to regain its territory — and its pride.
A Colombian soldier guards the border with Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 9, 2018.

‘I don’t have a happy ending’: Venezuela’s misery is deepening — and spilling over its borders

Colombian immigration officials say there are nearly 600,000 Venezuelans in the country — double the number six months ago.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fist-bumps with oil workers during a visit to a facility in the oil-rich Orinoco belt in the state of Monagas, March 21, 2013.

Rex Tillerson is talking about drastic action against one of the world’s biggest oil producers — again

Cracking down on Venezuela's oil industry "is something we continue to consider," Rex Tillerson said this weekend.
A girl with Chile's national flag painted on her face at Monumental Stadium Santiago, Chile, before Chile's match against Bolivia, September 6, 2016.

The World Bank says it will redo its competitiveness rankings after unfairly influencing them for years

The upcoming revision could affect the rankings of a number of countries, but Chile may see the most significant adjustment.
Demonstrators march in support of Venezuela, in Havana, Cuba, August 25, 2017.

Venezuela is ‘a target-rich environment’ for more US sanctions — but it could backfire

Venezuela's economy is set to continue deteriorating, but what effect that will have on its political scene is not yet clear.

78 years ago, the British won a surprise victory over Nazi Germany in the first major naval battle of World War II

The Allies faced a bleak outlook in the early days of World War II, but a naval victory thousands of miles away from Europe boosted spirits at home.
Demonstrators clash with security forces at a rally during a strike called to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, July 26, 2017.

A former top national security official says Venezuela is one of Trump’s top 3 priorities — alongside Iran and North Korea

Trump warned this summer that military action was an "option" in Venezuela, though that is apparently not on the table.

Nicolas Maduro is cracking down on rivals and Venezuela’s oil industry could take a big hit

Several former high-ranking officials have been arrested in recent days in Venezuela, in what appears to be a campaign to consolidate political power.
Crew members search for the missing submarine ARA San Juan from an Argentine air force C-130

Argentina is still searching for its missing submarine, but the outcome looks bleak

The search for a missing Argentine sub is in its 12th day, and the families of its 44 crew members are losing hope their loved ones will be found.
The father of one of the ARA San Juan submarine's crew members stands next to signs supporting the crew outside the naval base in Mar del Plata, November 22, 2017.

There’s been no contact with a missing Argentine submarine, and the search is entering a ‘critical phase’

Argentine forces and international partners have been searching for a submarine that disappeared on November 15, but the sub's oxygen may be dwindling.