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Former Panama President Martinelli extradited from US

Image copyright AFP Image caption An unrecognisable Ricardo Martinelli salutes journalists as he boards a plane in Florida Panama’s former President Ricardo Martinelli has been extradited from the United States to his home country to face charges of corruption and...
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Brazil: Bodies found at the foot of Rio’s Sugar Loaf mountain

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bodies were found at Vermelha beach, next to the Sugar Loaf mountain Rescue teams in Brazil have retrieved the bodies of seven people from coastal rocks and the forest at the foot of Rio...
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Maria Bueno: Brazilian star of 1960s women’s tennis dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maria Bueno in action at the height of her career South America’s most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno of Brazil, has died at the age of 78. Bueno won 19 major titles during...
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Cuba ‘sonic attack’: US tests two more Havana embassy staff

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US says some two dozen staff previously based in Cuba have been affected by the suspected attacks The US is testing two staff members from its Cuban embassy in Havana amid concerns they may...
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IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “IMF never again”: There is widespread suspicion in Argentina about a new deal The International Monetary Fund has agreed to lend Argentina up to $50bn (£37.2bn) as the country seeks to bolster its struggling ...
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Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the efforts of rescue workers, nearly 200 people are still missing Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed. They say Conred failed to heed advance...
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Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGuatemala volcano: Thousands evacuated At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on...
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Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo shows Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday’s horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemal...
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Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVolcano survivor: “I think my family was buried” Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala. The Fuego volcano, about 40km ...
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Tamaulipas crisis: Mexico seeks talks over ‘silenced zone’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Journalist Hector Gonzalez was found beaten to death in Tamaulipas earlier this week Mexico has requested urgent talks with the UN after a report linked security forces to mass disappearances in the north-eastern state of...
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