Latin America

South American leaders announce new regional bloc

Prosur will replace Unasur, which fell apart last year following divisions over how to address the Venezuela crisis.

Weather

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile

Downpours typical of El Nino continue to cause destruction in South America.

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile

Latin America

Regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as interim president

US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, among others recognise Juan Guaido as country's interim president.

Regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as interim president

Brazil

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

Weather

Wildfires tear through Chile

More than 100 people have been displaced by the blazes to the west of the capital, Santiago.

Wildfires tear through Chile

Venezuela

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

The rebuke comes as President Nicolas Maduro is due to start a second term, following a controversial election.

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

Chile

Chile convicts ex-army chief for role in Caravan of Death murders

Juan Emilio Cheyre is the most senior figure to be held accountable for abuses committed under Pinochet.

Chile convicts ex-army chief for role in Caravan of Death murders

Latin America

Why is Chile flying migrants back home?

Chile returned a planeload of immigrants to their native country on Wednesday in the first in a series of 'humanitarian flights' criticised by migrant groups as 'forced deportations'.

Chile

Chile seeks return of artifacts from London museums

Chile is the latest country to seek repatriation for significant items taken away by the British.

Chile seeks return of artifacts from London museums

Chile

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

An abuse and cover-up scandal has engulfed Chile's Catholic Church, with a probe identifying more than 160 abusers.

Bolivia

Chile not obliged to negotiate sea access with Bolivia: ICJ

Ruling frustrates hopes to resolve a bitter 135-year dispute between the two Latin American neighbours.

Chile not obliged to negotiate sea access with Bolivia: ICJ

Chile

Pope Francis defrocks priest at centre of Chile sex abuse scandal

As scandals rock his papacy, the Vatican says the pontiff is cracking down for 'the good of the church'.

Pope Francis defrocks priest at centre of Chile sex abuse scandal

Chile

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

It's been 45 years since Pinochet took power. While some view the leader positively, others search for the disappeared.

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

Counting the Cost

Argentina's currency woes deepen crisis

Will austerity measures fix the economy and what about the fallout for emerging markets?

Latin America

Chile economy: Neighbour's woes spill over

Chile's economy feels the pinch from its neighbours.