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More than a dozen bodies, bags of human remains found in Mexico

The discoveries were made over the last 10 days in four different regions in the country’s west, officials announce. Fourteen bodies and more than two dozen bags full of human remains have been found outside the Mexican city of Guadalajara, state prosecutors have said. The discoveries, announced on Thursday, were made over the last 10 […]

Venezuela says eight killed in foiled 'invasion by sea'

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says ‘mercenary terrorists’ launched attack from Colombia. Venezuela’s government has said it foiled a marine incursion by “terrorist mercenaries” who attempted to enter the country on speedboats from neighbouring Colombia, adding security forces killed eight of the fighters. The group landed early on Sunday on a beach in the port city […]

Coronavirus surge in Brazil brings coffin shortage, morgue chaos

So many people have died in Manaus that coffins are being stacked on top of each other in trenches of a city cemetery. In Brazil’s bustling Amazon city of Manaus, so many people have died within days in the coronavirus pandemic that coffins had to be stacked on top of each other in long, hastily […]

Brazil deploys thousands of troops to protect Amazon's trees

Government troops, environmentalists deployed three months ahead to help reduce forest fires as deforestation continues. Brazil has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect the Amazon rainforest, taking precautions to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, as the government mounts an early response to surging deforestation in the run-up to the high season for forest fires. The […]

Guatemala: Many migrants on US deportation flight had coronavirus

Guatemalan president suspends all flights of deportees from US after plane carrying 73 people was largely infected. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has suspended all flights of deportees from the United States after a large number of migrants who were flown back this week were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus. Giammattei said on […]

Brazil recalls diplomats, officials from Venezuela

Five diplomats, 11 members of consular staff in Caracas, including consul general, removed. Brazil’s right-wing government has started pulling its diplomats out of the embassy and consulate in Caracas as it moves to downgrade relations with Venezuela’s leftist government. Instructions published on Thursday in the official gazette removed five diplomats and 11 members of consular […]

High school students lead protest resurgence in Chile

School year kicks off with renewed rallies as students take to streets to denounce structural inequality in education. Antofagasta, Chile – High school students in Chile are leading a resurgence in the protests against structural inequality that have rocked the country in recent months. This week, as a new school year began, many high-school students […]

Fury fuels historic women’s strike in Mexico

Shocking femicide statistics have prompted a furious reaction from women’s rights groups in Mexico. Anger over the violence is a key part of a one-day national women’s strike in the country. In the hours before she was murdered, Abigail Guerrero Mondragon had been enjoying her nephew’s sixth birthday. At the low-key family gathering, the 20-year-old […]

Ronaldinho arrested over fake passport claims

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in Paraguay on Friday for allegedly using fake passports to enter the country. Prosecutors say they were given the false documents when they landed in the capital Asuncion on Wednesday. The pair had been taken in for questioning and their hotel was searched by police. They […]

Truck crashes into Easter Island sacred statue

The mayor of Easter Island has called for motor restrictions to be put in place in the area after a truck collided with a sacred stone statue. Pedro Edmunds Paoa told local media that the incident had caused “incalculable” damage. A Chilean man who lives on the island was arrested on Sunday and charged with […]