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Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race

By pulling out of race, Jeanine Anez could increase chances the October 18 election will be pushed to a second round. Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country’s election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS party of former leader Evo Morales. Anez, a […]

Coronavirus cases, deaths on the rise in Brazil and Mexico

Latin America’s worst-affected countries struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19 as governments push to reopen economy. Coronavirus cases and deaths continue to climb in Latin America’s worst-affected countries, especially in Brazil and Mexico. At least 572 deaths were registered in Brazil over the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Monday, taking the death […]

Peru's president calls general election for April 2021

Vizcarra stressed the presidential term could not be extended by ‘political crises, the pandemic or other factors’. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has called for a general election to be held in April next year when he will step down as the country’s leader. His announcement on Wednesday came after the Congress had discussed the possibility of […]

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 […]