Latin America

Brazil: Bus hijacking standoff ends after police shoot suspect

Four-hour standoff on busy bridge in Rio de Janeiro ends after police shoot dead man who they say hijacked commuter bus.

Brazil: Bus hijacking standoff ends after police shoot suspect

AJ Impact

Food prices soar in Argentina as peso devalues

The cost in pesos of imported produce such as bananas recently spiked because importers typically pay in dollars.

Food prices soar in Argentina as peso devalues

Latin America

Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud

The corruption case has battered outgoing President Jimmy Morales's popularity.

Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

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China suspends purchase of Venezuelan oil

Beijing has long been a supporter of Venezuela, but Trump's latest threats have made Chinese oil bosses wary.

China suspends purchase of Venezuelan oil

Latin America

Abuse survivors sue Chilean state for damages

Paul Schaeffer, a former Nazi, turned the so-called Dignity Colony into a prison.

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China's top energy company shuns Venezuela amid new US sanctions

China National Petroleum Corp has cancelled plans to ship some 5 million barrels of Venezuelan oil this month.

China's top energy company shuns Venezuela amid new US sanctions

Latin America

US in secret talks with Venezuela socialist boss Diosdado Cabello

Constituent Assembly leader and political ally of President Maduro met a Trump emissary last month in Caracas.

US in secret talks with Venezuela socialist boss Diosdado Cabello

Latin America

Mexico City 'green lung' wins Large Urban Park Gold Award

In a city this polluted, the sprawling Chapultepec Park is a lifeline to nature and clean air.

Latin America

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

For most people in Mexico, eating bugs has become normal and vendors seem to always have new recipes to offer.

Opinion

President Hernandez must end repression of protests in Honduras

With the demonstrations growing louder by the day, he must also put an immediate end to state repression.

Erika Guevara-Rosas

by Erika Guevara-Rosas

Erika Guevara-Rosas

AJ Impact

Brazil's deforestation of the Amazon threatens EU-Mercosur deal

Bolsonaro's plan to develop the Amazon is giving ammunition to European opponents of the trade deal.

Brazil's deforestation of the Amazon threatens EU-Mercosur deal

AJ Impact

Is Argentina overspending its dollars to shore up the peso?

Traders say that this week, the central bank spent $400m to stabilise the peso.

Is Argentina overspending its dollars to shore up the peso?

Environment

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

Over the last decade, Norway has donated more than $1.2bn to the Amazon Fund, which protects the Brazilian rainforest.

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

AJ Impact

Mexico's central bank cuts rates for first time in five years

The surprise move by Mexican policymakers follows rate cuts by central banks around the world.

Mexico's central bank cuts rates for first time in five years