Latin America

Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast

Four women and four men arrested in connection with a bombing at a Bogata mall that killed three people last weekend.

Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast

Latin America

Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to airbase

As new protests flare, a war of words breaks out between Caracas and the head of the Organization of American States.

Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to airbase

Latin America

Brazil defends beef industry after US ban

Brazil's agriculture ministry has accused the US government of acting over-enthusiastically after it banned imports of Brazilian beef on Friday.

Latin America

Venezuela faces food and medical supply shortage

Thousands of Venezuelans are protesting almost daily against President Nicolas Maduro's government. They want the elections to be held and to see an end to shortages of food and medical supplies. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Caracas.

Latin America

Mexican government accused of ‘spying’

Mexico is investigating allegations of online spying against prominent journalists and activists. President Enrique Pena Nieto has denied involvement, saying that spying software is only used against suspected criminals.

Latin America

Colombian group frees kidnapped Dutch reporters

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander.

Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Politics

Venezuela: A country divided

Supporters and opponents of the government share their views on the country's political and economic crisis.

Venezuela: A country divided

Latin America

Slain protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

A man claiming to be a former boss of the Venezuelan president calls for probe into killing of his son during unrest.

Slain protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Yoga Day, Portugal forest fires and air raids in Yemen.

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

Latin America

One killed as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters

Shooting outside La Carlota airbase in Caracas brings death toll from near-daily unrest to at least 76 since April.

One killed as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Opposition calls for civil disobedience

Venezuela's opposition has called for widespread civil disobedience in a new push to remove President Nicolas Maduro's government from power.

Latin America

Mexico murder rate reaches record high

More than 2,000 murders registered in May, a record high for any month since 1997, government statistics show.

Mexico murder rate reaches record high

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Regional summit fails to agree on resolution

Members of Venezuela's opposition have protested at the summit of the Organisation of American States in Mexico, saying that not enough members were ready to call for action against the Venezuelan government over the country’s economic crisis.

Latin America

Chile protesters call for free higher education

Clashes have erupted in Chile's capital Santiago between police and protesters calling on President Michelle Bachelet to fulfill her promises of improvements to the educational system and more reforms.

Politics

Venezuela's chief prosecutor Ortega to stand trial

Country's top court approves lawsuit request against government critic while Maduro sacks top military officials.

Venezuela: Attorney General Luisa Ortega to face trial