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Tropical Storm Erika hit the island of Dominica, in the eastern Caribbean, killing at least 20 people. The storm caused floods and mudslides that have...

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Brazil’s economy has entered recession after official figures showed it contracted by 1.9% between in Q2 2015 compared with the previous three months. Analysts had...

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Thousands of Guatemalans have demonstrated in Ciudad de Guatemala, demanding the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina over a corruption scandal. Businesses, including fast-food chains,...

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Venezuela and Colombia have recalled their envoys following days of growing tension between the neighboring South American nations. More than 1,000 Colombians have been deported...

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Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti has appeared in court accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes in a scandal that has rocked the government. According...

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At least 14 people have been killed in a prison in El Salvador, authorities have said. All of them were members of El Salvador’s notorious...

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Argentina has announced it will return more than 4,000 archaeological artifacts to Peru and Ecuador. The artifacts had been stolen and should be returned to...

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Venezuela has declared a state of emergency in a border region near Colombia following an attack by smugglers in which three soldiers and a...

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Mass protests have been held across Brazil with demonstrators calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Support for Dilma Rousseff has fallen to single-digit...

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Ecuador has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital, Quito. President Rafael Correa’s declaration gives authorities more...

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The US flag has been raised over the reopened embassy in Cuba after more than 54 years since it was closed. The reopening of the...

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Fidel Castro has published an open letter to Cubans in which he makes no mention of the historic reopening of the US embassy in...

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Haiti is voting in general elections that have been repeatedly delayed since 2011. Thousands of police have been deployed as voters are choosing two-thirds of...

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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...