Journalism under fire

'Pool of blood': 5th Mexican journalist killed in 2018

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez was found dead at her home in Monterrey, having apparently been severely beaten.

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez: Fifth Mexican journalist killed in 2018


Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro sworn in for a new term

Maduro acknowledged Venezuela's difficulties in a speech at the ceremony, but repeated his accusations that foreign countries, led by the US, were undermining the economy.

Latin America

Argentina economy: Workers protest as inflation soars

Teachers staging protests in Buenos Aires say life is becoming unbearable as the value of the peso continues to decline.

Indigenous rights

Ecuador's indigenous launch petition to save the Amazon

Community calls on world to demand its territory stay free of oil drilling.

Ecuador's indigenous Waorani launch petition to save the Amazon

Latin America

Chile's bishops offer to resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

In a leaked document, the pope blamed the Chilean church hierarchy for 'grave defects' in handling sex abuse cases.

Human Rights

More and more are fleeing Central America violence: UN

UN agency expresses concern over the increase in number of people fleeing violence and persecution in Central America.

Central Americans are fleeing violence in higher numbers: UNHCR


'Enough conspiring': Venezuela expels US envoy

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat after Washington imposes new sanctions over disputed presidential election.

Nicolas Maduro expels US envoy amid new sanctions


What's next for Venezuela after Maduro's re-election

President Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term, but new sanctions may bring the country to its knees, analysts say.


Fourteen countries recall Venezuela envoys over vote

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as president on Sunday in an election marred by controversy.


Mexico presidential debate: 'US needs Mexico as well'

Second presidential debate ahead of July 1 elections was dominated by discussion on Mexico's relationship with the US.

Mexico presidential debate: 'US needs Mexico as well'


Maduro wins Venezuela polls: 'They underestimated me'

President Nicolas Maduro wins a new six-year term in a controversial vote, but the rival candidate calls for a new vote.

Latin America

Colombia dam: Residents say government ignored repeated warnings

Residents of the 12 villages threatened by a possible dam collapse are angry because their repeated warnings to the government about the project were ignored.


Venezuela elections: All you need to know

Venezuelans are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and representatives for the state councils.


Maduro on track for second term as opposition boycotts vote

Turnout in Venezuela election reported to be low after main opposition coalition called for abstention, alleging vote was rigged.

Latin America

Vote under way in Venezuela election amid opposition boycott

In midst of continuing economic crisis, Venezuelans have to decide whether they will vote in polls boycotted by opposition.