Uruguay

Ruling left coalition faces tough presidential runoff in Uruguay

Daniel Martinez ahead in first round but losing opposition candidates vote to unite behind challenger Luis Lacalle Pou.

Ruling left coalition faces tough presidential runoff in Uruguay

Uruguay

Voting under way in Uruguay presidential election

The 14-year of left rule faces challenge in the key elections being held amid a stalled economy and spike in crime.

Voting under way in Uruguay presidential election

AJ Impact

Trump promises to 'work on a free trade agreement with Brazil'

Brazil and the United States exchanged more than $100bn in goods and services in 2018.

Trump promises to 'work on a free trade agreement with Brazil'

AJ Impact

Mercosur bloc leaders meet to fast-track EU trade deal

Member nations and the European Union in June agreed to a deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on two-way trade.

Mercosur bloc leaders meet to fast-track EU trade deal

AJ Impact

South American trade bloc signs 'historic' trade deal with EU

After two decades of negotiations, the new free trade agreement has become a reality.

South American trade bloc signs 'historic' trade deal with EU

Latin America

Uruguay walks out of OAS assembly over Guaido envoy inclusion

The regional group voted in April to recognise Venezuela's opposition envoy as country's delegate in blow to Maduro.

Uruguay walks out of OAS assembly over Guaido envoy inclusion

Crime

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

Morabito - dubbed 'the king of cocaine' - was one of Italy's most-wanted men and had been on the run for 23 years.

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

Latin America

Millions suffer as power outage hits Latin America

Authorities scrambling to restore power in Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay after massive blackout.

Tens of millions suffer as power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay

Argentina

Massive power blackout hits Latin America

Tens of millions lost their power in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday as Argentinian president promises investigation.

Massive power blackout hits Argentina, Uruguay

Environment

Argentina battles flood amid forecast of heavy rains

Since the beginning of the year, the area has received about five times the long-term expected average rainfall.

Flooding in northern Argentina expected to continue

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

Latin America

Ex-Peru president seeks Uruguay asylum following travel ban

Alan Garcia seeks asylum hours after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption probe.

Ex-Peru president seeks Uruguay asylum following travel ban

Weather

Cold weather grips southern South America

Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina shiver through some of their coldest nights of the year.

Cold weather grips southern South America

World Cup 2018

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals

A 2-0 win over the South American side means France will face Belgium in the last-four.

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals

World Cup 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup by Uruguay

Cavani scores two goals against Portugal as Ronaldo follows Messi out of World Cup 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup by Uruguay