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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 […]

Ronaldinho held in Paraguay over fake passport

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the country, authorities say. Police searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, where the star had been staying with his brother. Paraguay’s interior minister told ESPN Brazil that the pair had not been arrested […]

Guyana votes amid high hopes over oil discoveries

Voters in Guyana will go to the polls in a general election amid hopes that the discovery of huge new oil reserves could transform the South America nation, one of the region’s poorest. A new 65-member National Assembly will be elected for a five-year term, and the leader of the largest coalition or party becomes […]

Millions left without electricity in Venezuela

Though power supply is restored in some parts, the blame game between President Maduro and opposition leader Guaido continues. Embroiled in a major political crisis, Venezuela has been witnessing another tussle for the last two days with millions of people going without power. President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have been rallying supporters […]

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

Barroso was shot multiple times after an unknown assailant knocked on his front door. A Mexican journalist who often covered crime and drug gangs in northern Sonora state has died after being shot at point-blank range in his home near the US border, local authorities said.  Santiago Barroso, 47, was shot multiple times after an […]

Cubans vote on new constitution to replace Cold War-era charter

Vote presents ‘unique opportunity’ to show how many Cubans voice dissent, analysts say. Cubans began voting on Sunday in a referendum on a draft constitution to update its 1976 charter on the heels of significant economic reforms on the island over the past few years. The new constitution, approved in the National Assembly late last […]

Murder rate soars in Brazil state as police strike

The authorities in Brazil say 147 people have been murdered in the north-eastern state of Ceará in the first five days of a military police strike. The homicide rate is five times higher than usual, despite the deployment of the army to patrol the streets. The violence has led to the cancellation of carnival festivities […]

Mexican police arrest suspects in child murder

Mexican police have arrested a couple suspected of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a seven-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a bin bag. Fátima Aldrighett disappeared after leaving school in Mexico City on 11 February. Her body was discovered with signs of abuse four days later. On Wednesday, police detained a man and a […]