As part of “The Real Brazil” special series, Trish Regan reports on how a cheap, bland (but oddly refreshing) Rio beach drink has broken into the American market, and set off a brand war between beverage giants Coke and Pepsi.
Venezuelans over the years have gotten used to shortages of basic necessities like milk and sugar, but the latest shortage overwhelming the country is a bit more uncomfortable: toilet paper. Embarrassed government leaders blame the toilet paper shortage on the efforts of its enemies to destabilize the government. They have pledged to import 50 million [...]
The ninth contest of Afro-Colombian hairdressers took place on Sunday in Cali, Colombia, with designers styling fantastical creations from natural hair. The African hairstyles, by the Colombians of African descent, have their origins on the African continent and were brought over to Colombia when African people were enslaved by Europeans.
After decades of strict central control, Cuba appears to be slowly liberalizing. Its citizens are now able to leave the communist country on holidays. In the economic sphere, capitalism appears to be emerging in the country. Farmers can now sell their produce at prices they set themselves.
Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of iconic leader Malcolm X who was killed in Mexico City in an apparent beating on Thursday morning, had dedicated his life to helping young people after the trials of his own troubled youth. Shabazz, 29, became known at the age of 12 when he was convicted for purposely starting the [...]
CNN’s Shasta Darlington talks to Afro-Brazilian families squatting in a faded luxury building in Brazil.
The second phase of a presidential election audit in Venezuela begins on Monday. Losing opposition leader Henrique Capriles has boycotted the process, saying it does not go far enough. Meanwhile, even supporters of Nicolas Maduro are impatient for the new president to tackle the country’s problems ranging from power outages to inflation. Rather than celebrating [...]
A number of Venezuelan members of parliament were injured Tuesday after a fight broke out over the recent presidential election dispute. Post-election tensions spilled over as the parliament erupted into a brawl among lawmakers. According to reports, pro-government legislators started throwing punches after opposition members unfurled a protest banner.
Members of the Cuban opposition group, Ladies in White, are due to collect the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Brussels. They were awarded the prize by the European Parliament in 2005, but Cuba barred them from leaving the communist-run island to collect it. The abolition of exit permits by the Cuban government in [...]
The swearing in of Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s new president was interrupted by a man who ran on stage and grabbed the microphone. The man, who tried to appeal for the president’s help, was quickly tackled by bodyguards. The lapse in security was perhaps embarrassing for Maduro, with leaders and dignitaries from around the world [...]