Havana, May 22 (RHC) -– As a new round of peace talks between the Colombian rebels and government got underway in Havana on Thursday, President Juan Manuel Santos announced that Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin and a renowned business man will reinforce the official delegation in an effort to step up the peace process.... More

12th Biennial takes over Havana

Havana’s 12th Art Biennial kicked off in the Cuban capital at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, the event’s organizer, on Friday morning... More

Sanaa, May 22 (RHC)-- At least 14 people have been killed in fresh airstrikes carried out by Saudi Arabia in two provinces of Yemen. ... More

Quito, May 22 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Chevron deliberately caused an oil catastrophe in the Ecuadorean jungle, the Latin American country’s president, Rafael Correa, affirmed on Thursday. Speaking on the International Anti-Chevron Day, Correa accused the oil giant of intentionally destroying the famous biodiversity and homes of thousands of people. ... More

Washington, May 22 (RHC)-- The U.S. military has acknowledged a U.S. air strike in Syria likely killed two children, marking the first time the United States has admitted to civilian casualties in the campaign against ISIL. ... More

Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (RHC)-- Malaysia and Indonesia have offered temporary refuge to up to 7,000 migrants stranded in boats off their coasts. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman announced the move and said they have offered them temporary shelter, "provided that the resettlement and repatriation process will be done in one year by the international community." ... More

United Nations, May 22 (RHC)-- The United Nations has strongly criticized the Canadian government for its expulsion of a mentally ill Jamaican migrant, saying the move constitutes "cruel and inhuman treatment.” ... More

Abuja, May 22 (RHC)-- The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has voiced concern over the severe humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram terror group in Nigeria, stressing the need for extra funding to support the victims. ... More

Washington, May 22 (RHC)-- The U.S. Defense Department has announced plans for lucrative sale of offensive weaponry to the regimes in Israel and Saudi Arabia, which have been deeply involved in deadly military offensives and destabilizing measures in the troubled Middle East. ... More

San Francisco, May 22 (RHC)-- The U.S. state of California has declared a state of emergency for Santa Barbara County after a ruptured pipeline leaked oil into the Pacific Ocean. The estimated spill size has grown fivefold to up to 105,000 gallons. ... More

London, May 22 (RHC)-- Britain's major rail unions have suspended their industrial action after receiving a new offer in their pay dispute with Network Rail. The 24-hour strike by members of the RMT and TSSA unions was set to bring British railways to a standstill next week. ... More

Sports News Roundup May 22

Cuban Chess player Leinier Dominguez devided the point with Russian Evgeny Tomashevsky in round eight of the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Friday.... More

San Salvador, May 22 (RHC)-- El Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero will be beatified Saturday in San Salvador in a step toward sainthood. Archbishop Romero was known as the "Voice of the Voiceless," an advocate for the poor and leading critic of the U.S.-backed Salvadoran military government.... More

Mexico City, May 22 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Inequality in Mexico has surged in recent years, according to a new survey, with incomes of the richest 10 percent of the country 30.5 times greater than the poorest 10 percent. ... More

Castries, May 22 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Foreign affairs ministers from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are meeting in Saint Lucia to develop joint approaches to a number of issues of mutual concern. ... More