Latin America

Kirchner corruption charges boost Macri’s re-election prospects

Argentinian president expected to lose support after tax increase proposal, but Cristina de Kirchner’s alleged corruption is expected to give him a boost in next year’s vote.

Latin America

Will 'thousands killed by Colombia's army' get justice?

Families fear transitional system will delay justice for those killed by Colombian military during war with FARC.

Colombia false positive scandal: Families demand 'greater truth'

Latin America

What do you know about Mexico's volunteer rescuers?

Meet Eduardo Acevedo, a Mexican man on a mission to help save lives in disaster zones.


Mexico quake one year on: Families still wait for help to rebuild

Survivors of last year's deadly Mexico City tremor say they're still awaiting clarity on how to access funds to rebuild.

Mexico quake one year on: Families still wait for help to rebuild


Venezuela to significantly increase oil exports to China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said additional Chinese investment will help boost oil production and exports.

Venezuela to significantly increase oil exports to China

Latin America

‘Brazil’s Trump’ leads polls ahead of vote after stabbing

Far-right Bolsonaro leads the polls ahead of the election, but support for opposition candidate Haddad has also risen.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina ex-president hit with more corruption charges

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is accused of receiving bribes in exchange for public works contracts while president.


Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Cubans set to vote on same-sex marriage and other issues in constitutional referendum set for February.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Human Rights

Trial for murder of Honduran rights activist delayed

Court indefinitely suspends trial of eight accused in 2016 murder of prominent environment, indigenous rights activist.

Trial for murder of Honduran activist Berta Caceres delayed


Concern as Guatemala defies ruling on anti-graft chief

Officials say they'll defy top court's ruling ordering anti-corruption chief Ivan Velasquez be allowed back in country.

Guatemala faces 'litmus test' after ruling on anti-graft chief


Berta Caceres murder trial to begin despite family's doubts

Trial of 8 men accused of killing the rights activist to begin as family and others criticise Honduras's investigation.

Latin America

Peru's president in standoff with Congress

President Martin Vizcarra has been facing a stalemate over his proposed anti-corruption reforms.

Peru's President Vizcarra in standoff with Congress


Lima Group rules out military intervention in Venezuela

Eleven of the 14 governments respond to comments by OAS chief who refused to rule out military intervention.


Argentina's crisis: What went wrong and what is next

A plunging currency, a $50bn IMF credit line and street protests against austerity. How did Argentina reach this point?


Aid groups strain as Venezuelan refugee crisis spills over

Nearly two million Venezuelans are seeking better lives in neighbouring countries in Latin America and aid groups and local humanitarians are struggling to bear the load.