'Lame duck'

'Lame duck'..

Lily Evans 29-May, 03:24 21 BBC

It was a miserable day on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. But the heavy fog smothering the normally sunny beaches did not put thousands of people...


Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in..

Joseph Williams 25-May, 12:00 17 BBC

Brazilian President Michel Temer has revoked a decree that deployed troops in the capital, Brasilia, to defend government buildings against...


Mexico band Tigres del Norte fined over 'narco song'

Mexico band Tigres del Norte fined over 'narco song'..

Wyatt Waller 25-May, 07:32 24 BBC

The mayor of the city of Chihuahua in northern Mexico has fined norteno music band for playing a "narcocorrido", a song glorifying drug...


Venezuela's violin protester shown outpouring of kindness

Venezuela's violin protester shown outpouring of kindness..

Cole Becker 25-May, 06:41 29 BBC

Venezuelans have rallied online to help a violist who had his instrument broken during a protest. Wuilly Arteaga has become a regular...


President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador

President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador..

Mia Mason 24-May, 19:01 28 BBC

Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno has taken office, pledging to continue the left-wing policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa. In...


Venezuela prosecutor: Protest victim 'killed by National Guard'

Venezuela prosecutor: Protest victim 'killed by National Guard'..

Cole Becker 24-May, 19:01 34 BBC

A student who died at an anti-government protest in Caracas last month was killed by a tear gas canister fired by the National Guard,...


Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes..

Kevin Allen 24-May, 17:24 10 BBC

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some demonstrators, and video footage showed other members of the crowd smashing windows or...


Venezuela's Maduro presses on with constituent assembly

Venezuela's Maduro presses on with constituent assembly..

Wyatt Waller 24-May, 06:58 30 BBC

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has pressed ahead with plans to create a citizens' assembly to draw up a new constitution. Mr Maduro...


Why Venezuelan parents keep children at home

Why Venezuelan parents keep children at home..

Lily Evans 23-May, 20:24 30 BBC

Venezuela is gripped by an ever-deepening economic and political crisis that has triggered almost daily anti-government protests since...


Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing only sandals

Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing only sandals..

Michael Adamson 22-May, 19:26 20 BBC

A 22-year-old woman from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing only sandals. Maria...


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