Venezuela’s iconic street named ‘Turkish Republic’

One of the streets in the center of the Venezuelan capital Caracas, which is considered a historical symbol of the country, has been named the "Turkish Republic Street."

Türkiye's Ambassador to Caracas Aydan Karamanoğlu, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil and Mayor Carmen Melendez attended the opening ceremony featuring folk dance groups of the two cultures.

El Salvador stadium stampede kills 12

Twelve people were killed on May 20 in a stampede at an El Salvador stadium where football fans had gathered to watch a local tournament, police said.

Authorities said initial reports pointed to a crush of fans who tried to enter Cuscatlan Stadium in the Central American country's capital San Salvador to watch a match between teams Alianza and FAS.

Italian police find $880 million of cocaine stashed in banana crates

Police in southern Italy said on Tuesday they had seized 2,700 kg of highly pure cocaine hidden in two refrigerated containers containing bananas that had been shipped from Ecuador.

The haul found in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro would have been worth more than 800 million euros, Italy's Guardia di Finanza police said in a statement.

TikToker shares Maya language with new generations

Santos Tuz bids his followers farewell with a smile in Maya and Spanish on social media, where the young Mexican teacher shares his Indigenous language with thousands of people.

The 21-year-old, from the southeastern state of Yucatan, discovered his vocation to keep the words of his ancestors alive during the COVID-19 lockdown.

From highlands to the coast, quake damages Ecuador, Peru

Juan Vera lost three relatives when a strong earthquake that shook parts of Ecuador and Peru on Saturday brought down his niece's home. The government has offered to pay for the woman's funeral and those of her baby and her partner, but Vera wonders why local authorities allowed his relatives to live in such an old home to begin with.