Category: Latin America

staffNovember 7, 2018

Husband of Peru opposition leader faces money laundering charges

Mark Vito Villanella, the U.S.-born husband of jailed Peru politician Keiko Fujimori, is now facing charges of money laundering. Prosecutor ...

staffOctober 29, 2018

Far-right Bolsonaro is Brazil’s new leader

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil’s presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro won 55.2% of the votes ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Former Guatemala vice president sentenced in corruption case

A Guatemalan court sentenced former Vice President Roxana Baldetti to more than 15 years in prison for involvement in a ...

staffAugust 28, 2018

Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 in Puerto Rico: study

Nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, ...

staffAugust 19, 2018

Ecuador slams door on Venezuelans

Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in ...

staffAugust 13, 2018

Football fans killed in Ecuador bus crash

At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona SC have been killed and 30 injured when the bus they ...

staffAugust 4, 2018

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly helping Maduro disassemble opposition

Venezuela’s controversial Constituent Assembly marks its first anniversary on Saturday as the embodiment of President Nicolas Maduro’s entrenchment in power ...

staffJuly 31, 2018

Aeroméxico plane crashes after take-off in Mexico

A plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, television images show, with the state governor confirming nobody ...

staffJuly 24, 2018

Nicaragua president defies calls to step down

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has refused to bow to protesters’ demands that he stand down. He said the deaths of ...

staffJune 14, 2018

Argentina steps closer to legal abortions

Catholic Argentina’s lower house has backed a bill legalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a divisive ...