Venezuela's crisis explained from the beginning

A look at the country's ongoing protests against the government of President Maduro and the current political situation.

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From Newroz celebrations to Brazil protests

A photo round-up of some of last week's events, including a car bomb blast in Somalia and protests in France and Spain.

Week in pictures: From Newroz celebrations to Brazil protests

Business & Economy

Mexico capital's water crisis over crumbling infrastructure

The global water crisis is being keenly felt in one of the world's largest capitals.


Study highlights disparity in access to clean water

World facing water crisis, with one in nine people already lacking access to clean water close to home, says report.

WaterAid: Access to clean water lacking worldwide


Peruvian President Kuczynski offers resignation to Congress

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was due to face an impeachment vote on Thursday over corruption allegations.


Marielle Franco may be gone, but she is not silenced

Brazil's response to Marielle's killing was not silence or fear, but courage and defiance.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia


Top Mexican astronomer remembered

Before him, 'astronomy was in a stagnant state in Mexico'.

Guillermo Haro: Why Google honours him today


Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency

US calls the digital currency an attempt by the Venezuelan government to 'circumvent US sanctions'.

Trump bans US purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro


Sao Paulo: The beating heart of Brazil's beloved sport

Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, is the beating heart of the nation's most popular sport, football.

Sao Paulo: Street football in Brazil's biggest city

Latin America

Mexico quake survivors still live in tents six months on

Thousands with damaged homes are living with relatives or paying rent they can ill afford elsewhere while they wait for the more than $350m reconstruction budget to kick in.


The only thing keeping Maduro in power is the opposition

If Venezuela's opposition really wants to remove Nicolas Maduro, it must unite behind renegade candidate Henri Falcon.

Asa Cusack

by Asa Cusack

Asa Cusack


Peru's president questioned over alleged corruption

Pedro Kuczynski testified for eight hours over corruption charges related to the 'Car Wash' investigation, one day after Congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings for the second time in three months.

Latin America

Missing Argentinian submarine: Families demand answers

Family members of the crew who disappeared with the Ara San Juan submarine feel abandoned in their quest to find out what happened to their loved ones.

Human Rights

UN accuses Mexico's police of torture

The new UN report says there are strong indications that officials mainly from the attorney general's office tortured 34 of those it arrested.


Protests in Brazil after councilwoman Franco was shot dead

Marielle Franco, a councilwoman from Rio de Janeiro, well-known police critic and defender of gay and black rights was shot dead Wednesday night.