Women's Rights

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running.

Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections

Opinion

US's denial of Central America's crisis will backfire

While the caravans no longer march north, the Central American crisis is deepening away from our television screens.

Jan Egeland

by Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

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?

Mexico

Mexico's Obrador faces anger after police killed in cartel ambush

Killing of 13 officers in Michoacan on Monday was followed by another shooting on Tuesday in Guerrero that left 15 dead.

Mexico's Obrador faces anger after police killed in cartel ambush

Opinion

As the UN leaves Haiti, its victims still wait for justice

It is high time for the UN to take responsibility for the crimes its peacekeeping forces committed in Haiti.

Sandra Wisner

by Sandra Wisner

Sandra Wisner

Mexico

Mexican policemen killed in 'cartel' ambush

At least 13 officers killed after suspected drug cartel hitmen open fire and set vehicles on fire in Michoacan state.

Mexican policemen killed in 'cartel' ambush

AJ IMPACT

Ecuador: Protesters cautiously optimistic after deal with gov't

Many celebrate the return of fuel subsidies, but urge caution over plans to come up with new belt-tightening measures.

Ecuador: Protesters cautiously optimistic after deal with gov't

Latin America

Ecuador government agrees to return fuel subsidies

Indigenous representatives celebrate announcement, but condemn violent crackdown by police that has left at least 10 people dead, and sent more than 1,000 others to jail.

Latin America

Brazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated

Mystery oil slicks sully 150 northeastern beaches but officials cannot trace source as clean-up takes place.

Latin America

Ecuador's Moreno, indigenous groups reach deal to end protests

Two sides agree on new package to cut government spending, increase revenues, reduce budget deficits and public debt.

Latin America

Bolivia: The end of Evo Morales?

The Bolivian president has led the country for 13 years but his bid for a fourth term is testing his popularity.

Bolivia: The end of Evo Morales?

Asylum Seekers

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

A year after a mass caravan departed Honduras, a new group tries to head to US from southern Mexico, but is stopped.

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

Latin America

In Pictures: Protests rock Ecuador capital

After days of deadly anti-austerity protests, meeting between President Moreno and indigenous leaders likely on Sunday.

In Pictures: Protests rock Ecuador capital

Latin America

Brazil oil spill: Origin of sludge remains unclear

Mystery deepens over an oil spill that has affected 150 beaches in northeastern Brazil.

Indigenous rights

Chile's indigenous groups decry discrimination on Columbus Day

Thousands bring Santiago to standstill on Columbus Day, denouncing discrimination and persecution of indigenous people.

Chile's indigenous groups decry discrimination on Columbus Day