Brazil school shooting: Two dead after schoolboy attack

Brazil school shooting: Two dead after schoolboy attack

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption The shooting reportedly took place during a break between lessons A teenage schoolboy has shot dead two other students at his school in Goiânia, Brazil, local media say. The boy, thought to be 13 or 14,...
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Peru approves medical cannabis

Peru approves medical cannabis

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Some lawmakers were concerned the measure could encourage drug traffickers Peru has approved measures to legalise cannabis for medicinal use with overwhelming support of congress. The law makes production, import and c...
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São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil

São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil

Image copyright ReutersImage caption A woman holds up a placard reading “food pellets are not a meal” during a protest Plans to feed poor children reconstituted food made from leftovers near expiry have sparked a row in the Brazilian city...
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Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

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Venezuela swears in governors amid opposition boycott

Venezuela swears in governors amid opposition boycott

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Eighteen newly elected governors out of 23 were sworn in In Venezuela, 18 newly elected socialist governors have been sworn in by the constituent assembly. Five governors from the opposition Roundtable for Democracy (MUD) c...
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Rio Olympics head Carlos Nuzman charged with corruption

Rio Olympics head Carlos Nuzman charged with corruption

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year&#8...
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Brazil’s President Temer escapes corruption charges in Congress committee

Brazil’s President Temer escapes corruption charges in Congress committee

Image copyright EPAImage caption President Michel Temer denies any wrongdoing A congressional committee in Brazil has voted to reject corruption charges against President Michel Temer. The 39-26 vote by the justice committee comes ahead of the full lower chamb...
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Brazil minister: Amazon deforestation ‘drops by 16%’

Brazil minister: Amazon deforestation ‘drops by 16%’

Image copyright AFPImage caption Deforestation in Brazil was at its lowest in 2012 Amazon deforestation is down by 16% in the year to July 2017 compared to the previous 12 months, the Brazilian government says. Satellite date suggest 6,624 sq...
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Mexico corruption: Fugitive Chihuahua official ‘stole cows’

Mexico corruption: Fugitive Chihuahua official ‘stole cows’

Image copyright AFPImage caption César Duarte governed Chihuahua for the PRI party from 2010 to 2016 The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, César Duarte, is suspected of stealing hundreds of cows bought with public money. Mr Duarte...
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Remembering the Chicano movement

Remembering the Chicano movement

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Brazil’s Batista brothers face insider trading trial

Brazil’s Batista brothers face insider trading trial

Image copyright Reuters/GettyImage caption Wesley (left) and Joesley Batista were detained in September A federal court in Brazil has confirmed that brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, who are the controlling shareholders in Brazil’s largest meatpacking...
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