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Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, has died in at home in Havana aged 102.

bbci.co.uk (2 minutes ago)

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

bbci.co.uk (1 hour ago)

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

bbci.co.uk (2 hours ago)

Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.

bbci.co.uk (11 hours ago)

Colombia court restores Bogota mayor

Colombia court restores Bogota mayor

A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.

bbci.co.uk (14 hours ago)

Future of the net debated in Brazil

Future of the net debated in Brazil

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

bbci.co.uk (22 hours ago)

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers

VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers

Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

VIDEO: Armed men torch 34 buses in Brazil

VIDEO: Armed men torch 34 buses in Brazil

Heavily armed men have set fire to 34 buses in a Sao Paulo suburb and held employees hostage.

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez

Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez

Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.

bbci.co.uk (1 day ago)

Twin memorials for Garcia Marquez

Twin memorials for Garcia Marquez

Mexico and Colombia are preparing to hold memorials to renowned author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.

bbci.co.uk (2 days ago)

Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America

Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America

Wyre Davies reflects on the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

bbci.co.uk (2 days ago)

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The April Invasion of Veracruz

In 1914, the people of the city, left to their own devices, defied a U.S. force sent to teach Mexico some lessons.

nytimes.com (3 days ago)

Easter deaths spark Brazil protests

Easter deaths spark Brazil protests

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

VIDEO: Rio Olympics: Reason to be concerned

VIDEO: Rio Olympics: Reason to be concerned

The president of the International Olympic Committee says “there is reason to be concerned” about preparations for the Rio Olympics.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shaking Buildings

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shaking Buildings

A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

nytimes.com (4 days ago)

Court order halts Brazil match

Court order halts Brazil match

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on their long Easter holiday weekend.

latimes.com (5 days ago)

Panic as earthquake hits Mexico City

Panic as earthquake hits Mexico City

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2

Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2

MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico on Friday, terrifying residents and sending many fleeing into the streets.

latimes.com (5 days ago)

VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru

VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru

Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

VIDEO: Marquez tributes in Latin America

VIDEO: Marquez tributes in Latin America

The BBC's Will Grant reports from Mexico where readers celebrate the work of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who lived in the country for 40 years.

bbci.co.uk (5 days ago)

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