Opponent of Venezuela’s ruler is barred from holding office

A Venezuelan politician seen as a main contender to challenge President Nicolás Maduro in next year’s election has been barred by the government from holding public office for 15 years.

Paraguay's youth mobilize against their president

Horacio Cartes’s plans to amend constitution to draw out term has incensed students to take action against police violence and government’s abuse of power

How are Peñalosa’s plans impacting the development in Bogotá?

Bogotá Mayor’s Office released a press note highlighting the most important changes and ongoing plans in the city

Brazil has the best universities in Latin America

Last year’s inaugural Times Higher Education Latin American University Rankings featured five Brazilian universities in the top 10

Uruguay gives pharmacies green light to start selling marijuana

Uruguay's three-year process of legalizing recreational cannabis consumption reached its final stage on Thursday, when the government said it would authorize pharmacies to begin selling the substance as of July.

Colombia opens investigation into deadly Mocoa landslide

The Colombian authorities have ordered an investigation into a deadly landslide that swept through the south-western town of Mocoa.

Ecuador election: Socialist Lenin Moreno declared winner

Socialist Lenin Moreno has been declared the winner of Ecuador's closely contested presidential election.

Santos declares state of emergency to deal with mudslide tragedy

The president of Colombia declared Monday a state of economic, social and ecological emergency

Brazil and Mercosur partners consider expelling Venezuela

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are starting a revision process that could lead to the ousting of Venezuela from the trade group.

Paraguayan opposition conditions political dialogue

The leader of the main opposition Liberal Party, Efrain Alegre, said his side would only join in talks if the bill is withdrawn.

Ecuador election: Lenin Moreno headed for victory amid opposition fraud claims

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate appeared to be heading for victory in a presidential runoff that would cement the country’s reputation as a bastion of the Latin American left 

Colombia landslide leaves at least 254 dead and hundreds missing

Rescue teams scramble to find survivors after heavy rains in Putumayo province cause mud, rocks and gushing waters to engulf city of Mocoa

Venezuela reverses ruling to strip congress of legislative powers

President Nicolas Maduro asked the supreme court in a late-night speech to review the ruling nullifying the lawmaking body. The court on Saturday released new rulings that appeared to reinstate congress’s authority.

Brazil's impeachment boomerang

Brazil's Temer job on the line: Electoral Court could force him out of office on campaign financing

Venezuela 'coup': Alarm grows as court takes power

There have been demonstrations in Venezuela after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly.

Former police general, new Colombian vice president

Colombia's Congress backed the appointment of retired General Oscar Naranjo as vice president

Paraguay fears dictatorship as president moves to amend constitution

After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, a senator steamrolled through the changes that could allow Horacio Cartes to be re-elected in 2018

Venezuelan supreme court annuls act of Congress

Venzuela‘s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) reported that it will begin a process of control that will define the limits of the immunity for the deputies of the nation’s National Assembly.

Coca leaf, Not coffee, may be Colombia’s favourite cash crop

For 35 years, the international cocaine trade has made drug cartels rich and helped fund and expand the activities of the FARC

Correa´s candidate headed for victory in Ecuador presidential runoff

The latest release of public opinion polls ahead of next Sunday's (April 2) presidential runoff in Ecuador show the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno winning by a margin of 4.5 percentage points.

Venezuela slams meddling in Its affairs by OAS Secretary General

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced the headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington that OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro of interfering

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines

Venezuela's Medical Federation said recently that hospitals had less than 5% of the medicines they needed.

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