Latin America

More deadly protests in Nicaragua calling on Ortega to resign

The worst political crisis in Nicaragua since the 1980s has entered its third month, as protesters continue to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and constitutional reform.

Latin America

Illegal guns from the US fuel Mexico's drug cartel violence

Incoming Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to impress upon the US Trump administration that the deteriorating security situation is the concern and responsibility of both countries.

Latin America

Haitians plan protests despite govt scrapping fuel price hike

The International Monetary Fund has recommended Haiti raise fuel prices by up to 50 percent.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies.

Latin America

International Rights groups condemn Nicaragua killings

This week has seen some of the worst violence since the protests erupted nearly 3 months ago.

Latin America

Haiti unrest: Protesters call for PM's resignation

A vote of confidence has been scheduled in the parliament for Saturday, but there is intense pressure on the prime minister to step down before then.

Latin America

'I can't take the agony': El Salvador's hidden tragedy

Even before making the perilous journey north, violence and economic hardship force many to relocate within El Salvador.

El Salvador's hidden tragedy: 'I can't take the agony any more'

Latin America

Haiti protesters call for President Moise to step down

The recent price hike - which has been scrapped - was the last straw for Haitians who have been struggling with poverty for years.

World Cup 2018

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

A team's adventure at the World Cup can reflect and even transform politics at home.

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

Latin America

Obrador's vision: Controversy in Mexico over proposed amnesty

Mexicans are divided over the bold plan to grant amnesty to some people involved in organised crime.

Latin America

Nicaragua's Ortega rules out elections as violence continues

Rights groups say raid by pro-government groups left at least 14 dead as more than two months of protests continue.

Nicaragua's Ortega rules out elections as violence continues

Latin America

Venezuela's deadly prison crisis

Overcrowding, estimated at 250 percent, is spilling over from prisons to jails and simple police lock-ups and is exposing prisoners to disease, starvation and violence.

Brazil

Judge overrules order to free Brazil's Lula

Lula is serving 12-year prison sentence for taking bribes from a Brazilian construction company.

Brazil appeals court judge overrules order to free Lula

Haiti

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after deadly protests

Haiti's president tells protesters to 'go home' after suspending fuel price increases that triggered violent protests.

Latin America

Deadly protests in Haiti against fuel prices increases

In a country where a majority of workers receive less than two dollars a day, many are saying they cannot handle the increases which have driven petrol prices to nearly five dollars a litre.