Category: Latin America

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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 ...

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Chile police raid Catholic Church offices

Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual ...

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Guatemala emergency agency under fire

Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed. They say Conred failed ...

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Colombia presidential election heading to runoff with FARC deal critic on top

With over 99 percent of the votes counted, the presidential election in Colombia will be decided in a run-off. The ...

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Venezuela confirms release of US prisoner

A US citizen imprisoned in Venezuela has been released after spending two years in jail on charges of concealing weapons, ...

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First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island

A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth is nonetheless celebrating the first baby born there in 12 years. ...

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Maduro wins controversal Venezuela poll

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and ...

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All Chile’s 34 bishops offer to resign

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops have offered Pope Francis their resignations in the wake of a child sex ...

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Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children ...

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Nicaragua leader scraps pension reform after deadly riots

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country since ...