Riots between gangs at the Alcacuz Penitentiary followed a series of deadly bursts of violence in Brazilian prisons.
by Sophie Eastaugh
by Jose Carlos Yee Quintero
Weather14 Jan 2017 14:20 GMT
Unseasonably low temperatures and drought responsible for the animals’ deaths.
Latin America14 Jan 2017 10:21 GMT
"Wet foot, dry foot" policy that created a path to legal residency for thousands of Cubans was abruptly ended.
Latin America13 Jan 2017 10:07 GMT
About 100 inmates remain on the run after violent jail breaks triggered by gang rivalry in northern Brazil.
Human Rights13 Jan 2017 08:43 GMT
'The spectrum of human rights is wide. But what [the media] do is focus ... on the bad parts and ignore the good stuff.'
Latin America13 Jan 2017 05:42 GMT
One of the world’s deadliest countries recorded its first day without a single killing since January 2015.
US & Canada13 Jan 2017 05:35 GMT
President ends decades-old policy that allowed Cuban migrants who reached US soil illegally to stay.
Women12 Jan 2017 07:31 GMT
A woman is murdered every 30 hours in Argentina, a disproportionate number of them in informal slum settlements.
Latin America11 Jan 2017 09:46 GMT
Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo become the first married couple to hold office in Nicaragua's history.
Inside Story09 Jan 2017 21:44 GMT
President insists that the 20 percent increase is to the benefit of the country as it will stabilise the economy.
Latin America09 Jan 2017 12:31 GMT
Mexico is seeing yet another wave of protests and violence and gas shortages are not the real problem.
prison08 Jan 2017 19:56 GMT
Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil's biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.
Latin America08 Jan 2017 11:08 GMT
Rain storms turn sections of sixth stage route from Oruro to La Paz into a quagmire, forcing the race to be cancelled.
Latin America08 Jan 2017 05:56 GMT
Three monitors and supervisor 'separated' from their mission for taking part in New Year's Eve party with FARC rebels.
United States07 Jan 2017 18:56 GMT
American official treated at a hospital after shooting in Guadalajara, prompting FBI to offer $20,000 reward.
Latin America07 Jan 2017 04:20 GMT
From the prison break in Brazil to blasts in Baghdad and an attack on a Turkish nightclub, here is the week in pictures.
by Edgardo Buscaglia
by Ramon Blanco
by Catalina Ruiz-Navarro
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