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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.

How are we reacting to Syria’s chemical attack?

The world reacted to the attack that killed at least 72 and injured 300 in the Idleb province. 

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

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The leader of the main opposition Liberal Party, Efrain Alegre, said his side would only join in talks if the bill is withdrawn

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.

‘Yes I Can:’ A Cuban innovation gone global

The adult literacy program developed in Cuba is now being used in more than 30 countries.

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.

The suffering of asylum seekers

For the past year the EU-Turkey deal has trapped thousands in Greece and Human Rights Watch assessed their conditions.

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.

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