Uruguay ex-military ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies aged 91

Uruguay ex-military ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies aged 91..

Kevin Allen 28-Dec, 12:25 29 BBC

Uruguay's former military ruler Gregorio Alvarez has died, aged 91. Officials said Alvarez, who ruled Uruguay from 1981 to 1985, had died...


Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say..

Ella Flores 28-Dec, 07:39 27 BBC

Police in Colombia say the number of people kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000. The head of the counter-kidnapping police force, Fernando...


Carlos Tevez's Argentina home burgled as he got married

Carlos Tevez's Argentina home burgled as he got married..

Kevin Allen 27-Dec, 12:37 29 BBC

The home of Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez, 32, was broken into while the Boca Juniors player was in neighbouring Uruguay getting...


Argentina ex-leader Fernandez charged

Argentina ex-leader Fernandez charged..

Anna Torres 27-Dec, 12:37 24 BBC

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged over corruption allegations. A federal judge approved charges...


Rubi Ibarra Garcia birthday: Man killed in horse race at viral party

Rubi Ibarra Garcia birthday: Man killed in horse race at viral..

Lily Evans 27-Dec, 06:00 37 BBC

A man was killed at a girl's birthday party in Mexico attended by thousands after her parent's video invitation to "everyone" went viral on...


Thousands attend Mexican girl's party after viral invitation

Thousands attend Mexican girl's party after viral invitation..

Sophia Bell 26-Dec, 23:39 111 BBC

Thousands of people have attended a girl's birthday party in Mexico, after her parent's video invitation to "everyone" went viral on social...


Chapecoense plane crash: Colombia blames human error

Chapecoense plane crash: Colombia blames human error..

David Brooks 26-Dec, 15:51 34 BBC

LaMia's chief executive, Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, and his son, Gustavo Vargas Villegas, a former official with Bolivia's aviation authority,...


British man shot in head in Antigua

British man shot in head in Antigua..

Olivia Rogers 26-Dec, 15:13 32 BBC

A British man has been shot in the head during an attempted robbery in Antigua. Christopher Tester, from Torquay, is said to be in a...


Panama Papers

Panama Papers..

Mary Paterson 25-Dec, 20:51 25 BBC

This year saw the release of the biggest leak of documents in history, when the Panama Papers were made public. Eleven million documents...


Chile earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Chile earthquake triggers tsunami warning..

Lily Evans 25-Dec, 10:30 34 BBC

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 off the coast of Chile has prompted a tsunami warning. The quake struck about 225km (140...


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