Fire at rehab centre claims 27 lives; ‘terrorism’ to be taught in school; new mining laws established; Spanish investment connections; Peruvian wreck-victim repatriated…
Latin American leaders speak at World Economic Forum, Davivienda buys HSBC branches and Petrobras appoints first female CEO.
The Government sides with the conservative faction as political reform is rejected, while a prison riot is quashed by police.
Leopoldo López steps down as election race heats up; Venezuela outraged by web images of young children with guns; and Chávez’s daughter embroiled in web scandal after posing with US…
UN spokesman criticizes Pinheirinho eviction tactics, 17 die as buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro, and a fugitive drugs kingpin is arrested “on holiday”.
Ecuador achieves a new victory in legal battle against Chevron; Health Ministry defends gay rights; and 100th anniversary Eloy Alfaro’s assassination is commemorated.
Guatemala joins ICC and places former dictator under house arrest; UN rapporteur on press freedom expresses concerns for Honduras, the deadliest country for journalists.
President Fernando Lugo gets cancer all-clear; Encarnación celebrates carnaval; Home Secretary Carlos Filizzola shows support for National Memory Week.
The Communist Party holds First Party Conference; female football players defect from tournament in Canada; and US Republican candidates debate Cuba policy.
A series of small earthquakes hits the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico’s governor declares support for Mitt Romney, and a Suriname rainforest expedition discovers 46 new species.
FARC announce release of further hostages; Colombian government reject humanitarian agreement; and Hay Festival opens in Cartagena.
The State pays compensation to Macarena Gelman while downplaying the levels of violence. Carnaval kicks off with 7,000 people in attendance.
Cristina comes back to work with strong words for oil companies. Meanwhile, the unions think economic ‘fine-tuning’ is rather more than that, and the vicepresident gets into a pickle over…
Los Zeta overtake Sinaloa in power stakes; Coca Cola announces billion dollar Mexican investment; Calderón promises a drought action plan and Demián Bechir is nominated for a best actor Oscar.
A 6.2 strength earthquake shakes Chiapas; PRI and Panal end their electoral alliance and the women’s national football team beat Guatemala in Olympic qualifier.
The demands for security go on; the government is after qualified workers and all female murga group presenting next February.
Cuba reacts to the death of dissident Wilmar Villar; Human Rights Watch denounces Cuba; Mariela Castro expresses hope for LGBT rights; and Repsol oil rig arrives on the island.
Chevron re-appeals multi-billion ruling, Ecuadorian oil and mining sectors continue to flourish and Nathalie Cely is appointed as new ambassador to the US.
Unity with the governing Alianza coalition reaches a new low over electoral reform, while the Government make a partial retreat on their public order bill
Ministry of defence introduces voluntary military service; new environmental legislation discussed; money invested in drug risk areas; terrorists forbidden from leaving the country…
Dominican Republic celebrates Día de La Altagracia, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court rules in favour of animal rights campaigners, and Nicolas Sarkozy visits French Guiana.
Hague makes first visit to Brazil, former politician given 103-year sentence for rival’s murder, and Rio police investigate alleged sexual assualt in Big Brother house.
Salvador Cabañas makes a heroic return to football; Encarnación experiences a boom in tourism; nearly 30 cases of Dengue are confirmed.
Ex-senator Iván Moreno banned from holding office; further links revealed between Venezuelan authorities and the FARC; and Human Rights Watch criticise violence against trade unionists.
Guatemalans form human chain in protest against violence, Nobel Peace laureates kick off investigation into domestic violence, Costa Rican LGBT leader dies of heart attack.