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Cuba and the US have opened full embassies in Havana and Washington. Just after midnight local time, the diplomatic missions of each country became full...

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Seven prison officers with involvement in the escape of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been charged on July 18, Mexico’s...

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Venezuela’s opposition leader Maria Corina Machado says she has been barred from public office for 12 months. Maria Corina Machado, who is a former congresswoman,...

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Mexican authorities are offering a reward of 60 million pesos ($3.8 million) for the capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the country's most-wanted drug...

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According to Mexican authorities, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, aka "Shorty", used an elaborate tunnel to break out of a maximum security prison. El...

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, aka "Shorty", has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say. In a statement,...

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Leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales has given a crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle to Pope Francis during his visit...

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Pope Francis is visiting Ecuador at the start of his seven-day tour of Latin America. Ecuador's left-wing President Rafael Correa called the Pope’s visit "an...

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Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance at a cheese meeting in Havana. State television showed images of the former Cuban leader at a...

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The United States and Cuba are to announce the opening of embassies in each other's capitals, a senior US official has said. The embassies opening...

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Brazil has banned the production and sale of foie gras in the country’s largest city, Sao Paulo. Foie gras, originally a French delicacy, is made...

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A Colombian mother and her one-year-old son have been found alive five days after their plane crashed in the jungle of western Colombia. A Colombian...

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Eight Brazilian senators visiting Venezuela to meet jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez say they had to flee after their bus was attacked. The Brazilian opposition...

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A tornado struck Ciudad Acuna in northern Mexico, near the Texas border, killing at least 13 people. Cidad Acuna is just two miles from Texas'...

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The beatification of Oscar Romero, Latin America’s martyr and hero, is attracting hundreds of thousands of people at the El Salvador ceremony. The Roman Catholic...

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More than 40 people have been killed in a shootout between Mexican security forces and an armed gang in the western state of Michoacan. The...

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Francois Hollande has arrived in Havana to meet former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a historic trip to the Communist island. The French president is...

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The US government has approved a ferry service between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. Services between the two...

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Chilean town of Ensenada, in the vicinity of the Calbuco volcano, is covered with tones of ash rained down following last week's eruptions. People living...

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has granted a flat to a woman after she made her point by hitting him on the head with a...

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Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted for the first time in 42 years. The volcano erupted twice in the space of a few hours. Chile’s Onemi emergency...

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At least two Cuban dissidents will be standing for the first time in municipal elections on April 19. Hildebrando Chaviano is an independent journalist and...

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Cuba has welcomed US decision to remove it from the state department’s terror list, saying it should never have been on the list in...

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President Barack Obama has told Latin American leaders that the days when the United States could freely interfere in regional affairs are past. Barack Obama...

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President Barack Obama is set for a key meeting with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in Panama. Delegations of 35 nations from North, Central and...