Venezuela crisis: One dead as protesters clash with police

Venezuela crisis: One dead as protesters clash with police..

Gavin Perry 03-May, 20:32 81 BBC

Opposition protesters have clashed with riot police in chaotic scenes in cities across Venezuela. A rally in Caracas began peacefully...


Brazil's Jose Dirceu released to await corruption appeal result

Brazil's Jose Dirceu released to await corruption appeal result..

Diego Ross 02-May, 23:50 57 BBC

The chief of staff to the former president of Brazil has been released from prison while he appeals his corruption sentence. Jose Dirceu...


Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move..

Joseph Williams 02-May, 16:24 66 BBC

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country's...


Amazon attack: Gamela tribe shot, stabbed and mutilated

Amazon attack: Gamela tribe shot, stabbed and mutilated..

Lily Evans 02-May, 13:48 66 BBC

Human rights groups in Brazil have called on the government to increase protection for indigenous people after a tribe was attacked. ...


Fyre Festival faces $100m 'Lord of the Flies' lawsuit

Fyre Festival faces $100m 'Lord of the Flies' lawsuit..

Lily Evans 02-May, 01:32 82 BBC

The organisers of the disastrous Fyre Festival have been hit with a $100m (?78m) lawsuit by one of the attendees. The event was cancelled...


Venezuela's President Maduro calls for new constituent body

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for new constituent body..

Andrew Martin 01-May, 19:56 66 BBC

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says he will form a new constituent National Assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution. The...


Venezuela protests: Maduro hikes minimum wage by 60%

Venezuela protests: Maduro hikes minimum wage by 60%..

Andrew Martin 01-May, 06:33 113 BBC

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a 60% increase in the country's minimum wage, effective from Monday. Including food...


Argentina Plaza de Mayo: Rights group turns 40

Argentina Plaza de Mayo: Rights group turns 40..

Maria Stewart 01-May, 01:24 113 BBC

Events marking the 40th anniversary of Argentine human rights group the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have been taking place in Buenos Aires. ...


Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail

Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail..

Andrew Martin 30-Apr, 14:00 34 BBC

A Brazilian oil and mining magnate, who was once one of the richest men in the world, has left a notorious prison in Rio de Janeiro for...


Hero's legacy

Hero's legacy..

Kevin Allen 29-Apr, 21:14 52 BBC

Students and staff in Itatiba have little interest in Formula 1. But much of what is going on in the classroom is part of the legacy of...


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