Latin America

Bolivia: Opposition blocks roads, demand election goes ahead

Escalating protests in Bolivia revive memories of last year's violence, which led to the resignation of former President Evo Morales.

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus cases, deaths on the rise in Brazil and Mexico

Latin America's worst-affected countries struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19 as governments push to reopen economy.

Coronavirus cases, deaths on the rise in Brazil and Mexico

Latin America

COVID-19: Chile death toll tops 10,000

While Brazil rightly gets most of the attention in Latin America, other countries are also passing grim milestones.

Latin America

Venezuela: Punishment for breaking lockdown rules

Opposition legislators and rights groups say Maduro is using the pandemic as an excuse to further militarise the country.

Venezuela

Two ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

The Americans have been widely displayed on Venezuelan national TV as proof of US intentions to overthrow the president.

Two ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Brazil

Amazon fires rage in early August as fears of mass blazes mount

Data from Brazil's space agency suggests fires in the Amazon are on track for a seven percent increase over last year.

Amazon fires rage in early August as fears of mass blazes mount

Venezuela

American oil execs, held two years ago, go to trial in Venezuela

Five of the men are Venezuelan-Americans with deep roots in Texas and Louisiana, and one is a permanent US resident.

American oil execs, held two years ago, go to trial in Venezuela

AJ IMPACT

COVID-19 crisis crippling South America's largest economy

Brazil is facing its highest unemployment rate in three years.

Latin America

Mexico's Oaxaca state bans sale of junk food to children

It is an effort to cut down on high levels of obesity in Mexico, which, for children, are among the highest in the world.

AJ Impact

Glencore becomes first major mining company to scrap dividend

The commodity trading firm said it would prioritise cutting debt, citing an uncertain economic outlook due to COVID-19.

Glencore becomes first major mining company to scrap dividend

Latin America

Crime in Argentina: Months of quarantine leave many vulnerable

Under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, police in Argentina are also tackling a rise in crime.

Latin America

Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe tests positive for COVID-19

Colombia's former president gets more bad news, just a day after he was placed under house arrest over an investigation into witness tampering.

AJ Impact

Brazil cuts its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low

Brazil's central bank slashes interest rates to 2 percent, signals more room for cuts to help virus-ravaged economy.

Brazil cuts its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low

Latin America

Colombians revel, protest over order to detain ex-President Uribe

The Supreme Court decision is likely to further divide the country's already polarised political atmosphere.

Colombians revel, protest over order to detain ex-President Uribe

Latin America

Chile mine blast 10 years on

Al Jazeera looks at what happened to the miners whose rescue was watched by millions around the world.