Latin America

Argentina benefit cuts cause anger over beleaguered economy

Across Argentina, many took their anger and frustration to the streets in a day of protest against cuts to benefits.

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Businesses reopen after blackout

Venezuela is recovering from a power outage that left most of the country in the dark for several days.

Mexico

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

Barroso was shot multiple times after an unknown assailant knocked on his front door.

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

Venezuela

Venezuelan students use risky crossings to get to Colombia school

Border closure forced many children to use armed group-controlled trails to attend classes in the neighbouring country.

Venezuelan students use risky crossings to get to Colombia school

Climate SOS

Youth around globe demand action against climate change

Global day of student protests aims to prompt world leaders into action on climate change.

Young people across globe protest against climate change inaction

Brazil

'Marielle lives!' Brazil remembers slain activist

Marielle Franco was killed a year ago but has since become a symbol of resistance in Brazil.

'Marielle lives!' Brazil remembers slain activist

Venezuela

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Pompeo

US Secretary of State says Washington remains committed to supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido over Nicolas Maduro.

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

Latin America

Colombia: March in favour of FARC peace accord

Opposition in Colombia accuses president of breaching the constitution, as he tries to change the peace deal with FARC.

Latin America

Missing migrants: 19 people disappear in Mexico

Mexican government said it is launching a search for 19 migrants who were pulled from a bus last week by armed men.

Latin America

A year after Marielle Franco's murder, violence still haunts Rio

Rights groups say there were record number of police killings and racial violence in the Brazilian city in 2018.

A year after Marielle Franco's murder, violence still haunts Rio

Brazil

Students among 10 killed in school shooting near Sao Paulo

Six children, two staff dead after two young men opened fire at Raul Brasil elementary school in Brazil.

Women's Rights

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

A male-dominated art, saturated with anti-women lyrics, is being reinvented by women in Buenos Aires.

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

Latin America

Venezuela braces for more protests as blackout continues

Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls on Venezuelans to protest against blackout that's left millions without power.

Venezuela braces for more protests as blackout continues

Peru

Peru names actor as new PM amid cabinet shakeup

Salvador del Solar's appointment is part of a cabinet reshuffle to boost President Vizcarra's approval ratings.

Peru names actor Salvador del Solar as PM amid cabinet shakeup

LGBT

Brazil arrests 2 ex-officers over Rio activist's murder

Franco, a black, gay activist and councilwoman was shot dead in 2018 in a case prosecutors say was politically motivated

Brazil: Two ex-policemen arrested over murder of Marielle Franco