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Lucia Newman

"Lucia Newman, based in Buenos Aires, is Al Jazeera's Latin America editor. She has 25 years of experience in television and journalism.

A recipient of many awards in journalism, in 2001 Lucia picked up the prestigious Edward R. Morrow Award for ""sustained coverage of Elian Gonzalez"", the child at the centre of a heated custody and immigration battle in 2000 involving the Cuban and US governments."

Asia Pacific

Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups

Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

Latin America

Brazilians display red masks in symbolic anti-corruption protest

In an unusual demonstration, Brazilians are protesting corruption by displaying red masks on a lawn facing Congress and the presidential palace.

Latin America

Brazil’s supreme court orders probe against president

The Supreme Court of Brazil has approved an investigation against President Michel Temer over allegations he bribed a witness in a corruption inquiry. Thousands have taken to the streets calling for his impeachment.

Venezuela

Venezuelans face severe food shortage

An ongoing political crisis in Venezuela is being made worse by an acute shortage of basic food items. As inflation rises to more than 700 percent, Venezuelans are struggling to feed their families.

Latin America

Venezuela medical students' group treats injured protesters

At least 37 people have died in Venezuela's civil unrest, with hundreds more injured. Amid the growing political and economic conflict, a group of medical students, called the Green Helmets, are helping to treat the injured.

Latin America

Venezuela protesters and police clash in Caracas

Police have used tear gas to disperse anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela as mass rallies against President Nicolas Maduro continue.

Politics

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro in high-stakes gamble

Maduro invokes presidential powers to call for formation of a constituent assembly to replace the current constitution.

Latin America

Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer's cabinet.

Latin America

Colombia: Investigation begins for Mocoa disaster

It's been a week since a devastating landslide killed more than 300 people in the Colombian city of Mocoa.

Latin America

French Guiana protesters reject $1.2bn assistance offer

The French minister for overseas territories has travelled to French Guiana to negotiate with union and civil society leaders. Protesters have rejected a $1.2bn assistance offer, saying it will not be enough to deal with the region's problems.

Latin America

French Guiana paralysed by nationwide strike

A nationwide strike in French Guiana has led to the mass closure of shops, schools and roads for over a week. More than 30 labour unions are supporting protests against high crime rates, cost of living and poor public services.

Environment

On board the Rainbow Warrior

Lucia Newman is on board Greenpeace's ship to observe their latest campaign, 'Save the Seas At the End of the World'.