Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Latin America

Fleeing by foot: The Venezuela exodus grows

Fleeing Venezuela, caminantes travel hundreds of kilometres by foot to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and beyond.

Fleeing by foot: The Venezuela exodus grows

Environment

In Pictures: Fighting to survive when the Amazon is under attack

Why protecting indigenous rights is central in the effort to protect the vast Amazon rainforest.

In Pictures: Fighting to survive when the Amazon is under attack

Latin America

Pots and pans 'cacerolazo' protests echo across Latin America

Thousands in nearly a dozen countries bang pots and pans in unified protest against governments across the region.

Latin America

Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after court order

Constitutional tribunal had ordered release of opposition leader after she was handed an 18-month pre-trial sentence.

Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after court order

Latin America

Protests in Peru after court orders release of Keiko Fujimori

Opposition leader is accused of money laundering and receiving illegal contributions from Brazilian company Odebrecht.

Protests in Peru after court orders release of Keiko Fujimori

Environment

'We need radical change' to protect the Amazon

Conservationist Paul Rosolie discusses the importance of the Amazon and how current generations can still save it.

Q&A: 'We need radical change' to protect the Amazon

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Peru judge orders 14 lawyers jailed amid Odebrecht probe

Each lawyer will spend 18 months in preventive detention as prosecutors investigate their role in public work contracts.

Peru judge orders 14 lawyers jailed amid Odebrecht probe

Latin America

Peru voters demand corruption-free gov't

Peru tries to move on from a series of corruption scandals, but will an election end the political crisis?

Latin America

Peru's Vizcarra to swear in new cabinet amid political crisis

The move comes as a dramatic challenge to the president's leadership by dismissed politicians appeared to fizzle out.

Peru's Vizcarra to swear in new cabinet amid political crisis

Peru

Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

Vice President Mercedes Araoz, who was named president by opposition legislators, resigns and calls for new elections.

Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

Latin America

Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president

Legislative body retaliates by declaring presidency vacant and swearing in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as president.

Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president

Latin America

Peru Congress defies Vizcarra shutdown threat by holding key vote

The power struggle could trigger unrest in a country that has seen increased political volatility in recent years.

Peru Congress defies Vizcarra shutdown threat by holding key vote

Latin America

Peru airport going ahead despite threat to Machu Picchu

Historians and archeologists say the new airport could damage Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca civilisation.

Environment

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

Indigenous leaders and analysts remain cautiously optimistic about pact, saying it is thin on details and directives.

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest