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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 (4 hours 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 (6 hours 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 (1 day 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 (1 day 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 (1 day 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 (1 day 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 (1 day 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 days ago)

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Brazilian police end strike over pay

Brazilian police end strike over pay

Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez whose vibrant prose conveyed an overflowing imagination

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies

Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

Man 'earns living' from tattoo ads

Man 'earns living' from tattoo ads

Brazilian man sells tattoo advertising space on his forehead

bbci.co.uk (3 days ago)

VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze

VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze

New footage captured on firefighter helmet cameras has emerged showing the full extent of the deadly fires that swept through a town in western Chile.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Argentina girl kept years in garage

Argentina girl kept years in garage

Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

In pictures: Peru jail puts on musical

In pictures: Peru jail puts on musical

Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal gang.

latimes.com (4 days ago)

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested

The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

bbci.co.uk (4 days ago)

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