Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The area in Chile’s lake district is sparsely populated A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses. Fifteen people are missing in the...
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ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

Image copyright AFPImage caption Adm Srur (right) is seen here with President Macri last month The head of the Argentine navy has been sacked following the loss of a submarine and its crew in the South Atlantic last month. The...
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Who will succeed Michelle Bachelet in Chile?

Who will succeed Michelle Bachelet in Chile?

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Sebastián Piñera (L) and Alejandro Guillier are neck and neck in the opinion polls Once there were eight, now there are two. As Chileans vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, they...
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Peru Odebrecht scandal: President Kuczynski faces impeachment

Peru Odebrecht scandal: President Kuczynski faces impeachment

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr Kuczynski made a televised statement on Thursday night to reject the accusations Political parties in Peru’s Congress have submitted an impeachment motion against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. He has been accuse...
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Marco Polo del Nero: Brazil’s football president is suspended by Fifa

Marco Polo del Nero: Brazil’s football president is suspended by Fifa

Marco Polo del Nero has been president of Brazil’s football federation since 2003 Brazil’s football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a Fifa ethics investigation. Marco Polo del Nero is provisionally banned from ...
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Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski resists pressure to quit

Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski resists pressure to quit

Image copyright EPAImage caption Mr Kuczynski denies receiving illegal payments but says he did work for the controversial firm Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has said he will not resign, despite growing pressure over corruption allegations invol...
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Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Efraín Antonio Campo Flores (second from left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (third from right) were arrested in Haiti Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the....
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What’s changed in US-Cuba relations under Trump?

What’s changed in US-Cuba relations under Trump?

The Obama adviser behind the so-called Cuba thaw looks at what has changed in the past year. President Donald Trump has rolled back some of the closer ties forged during that time, arguing that Cuba must improve its human rights...
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Colombia’s main gang declares unilateral ceasefire

Colombia’s main gang declares unilateral ceasefire

Image copyright Colombian PoliceImage caption Police are offering $1m for information leading to the capture of leader Otoniel Colombia’s biggest criminal gang has declared a unilateral ceasefire to help “bring about peace”. The gang, known a...
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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Salma Hayek, seen here promoting Frida in 2003, which she starred in and co-produced Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled “monster”, alleging he sexually hara...
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Joshua Holt: Venezuela court rules US man to be tried on weapons charges

Joshua Holt: Venezuela court rules US man to be tried on weapons charges

Image copyright Laurie Moon Holt Facebook accountImage caption Joshua Holt travelled to Caracas to marry his Venezuelan girlfriend Thamara Candelo A judge in Venezuela has ordered that a jailed US citizen must stand trial on weapons charges. Tuesday’s ru...
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