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The extradition of Mexican cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US has been temporarily halted after his lawyers filed appeals. Mexico agreed to...

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The first voyage through the newly-enlarged Panama Canal has been made by a giant Chinese container ship. The vessel was greeted with fireworks and cheers...

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Venezuela’s opposition has validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Nicolas Maduro in...

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According to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, a referendum the opposition is trying to recall him will not take place this year. There was no time...

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1.3 million Venezuelans who signed a petition for a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro will need to turn up at regional electoral offices...

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appears to have won the majority in Peru's cliff-hanger presidential election after all were counted. According to the electoral commission, economist Pedo...

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Cuba will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS), says President Raul Castro in a show of solidarity with Venezuela. OAS Secretary General...

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Lufthansa has announced that it will suspend flights to Venezuela from June 18 due to economic difficulties in the country. The German airline also said...

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Coca-Cola has been forced to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage. The company said that sugar suppliers in...

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Turrialba volcano has erupted in central Costa Rica, spewing smoke and ash up to 9,840ft into the air. Hundreds of people have been hospitalized, complaining...

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Mexico has authorized the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US to face charges including smuggling and murder. El Chapo Guzman’s...

Venezuela's Supreme Court has rejected Henrique Capriles’ appeal against April's contested presidential election result

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The leader of Venezuela’s opposition, Henrique Capriles, has urged the army to choose whether it is "with the constitution or with Maduro", after...

Nicolas Maduro has announced that three air force generals have been arrested for plotting an uprising against his government

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro won't be ousted by a referendum because there will be no referendum, Vice-President Aristobulo Isturiz has said. Two weeks ago, opposition...

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In a speech to supporters in Venezuela’s capital Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro has threatened the seizure of factories that have stopped production, and the...

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Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has condemned the move to impeach her as a "coup" and a "farce", denying she has committed any crimes. Dilma...

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The Panama Papers relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts have been posted online. The huge database belonging to Mossack Fonseca law firm became accessible...

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Mexican convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been moved to a prison close to the border with the US. He was taken to...

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John Doe, the anonymous source behind the leak of the Panama Papers, has spoken for the first time, offering to help law authorities make...

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Brazil’s Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha has been suspended by the Supreme Court, following a request by the country's attorney general, officials say. Eduardo Cunha...

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Brazil has welcomed the Olympic flame for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in...

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Brazil’s Supreme Court has been asked by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot to authorize the start of corruption investigations against prominent opposition leader Aecio Neves. Senator...

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Venezuela has reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chávez’s idiosyncratic 14-year rule starting with...

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Venezuela has announced it is imposing a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious...

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Brazil has recovered $125 million siphoned off to foreign bank accounts by corrupt officials, politicians and businessmen. The record figure recovered in 2015 is eight...

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Ecuador has declared 8 days of national mourning a week after the devastating earthquake that killed at least 646 people. In a speech announcing the...