Category Archives: Latin America

The glacier that keeps collapsing [unable to retrieve full-text content] The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina is one of very few globally that grows rather than shrinksSource Read More News ...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Mexico missing students: Key suspect arrested Federal police in Mexico have arrested a man they say is a key suspect in the disappearance of 43 students from the town of Iguala in 2014. Erick Uriel Sandoval is accused of forming part of the...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion A 34-year-old woman in El Salvador has been freed after spending 15 years in jail for having an abortion. Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released after her 30-year sentence...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Colombia calls ELN rebels back to peace talks Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said peace talks with the rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume after a six-week halt. Mr Santos said his decision was inspired by the success...

By on Mar 13th, 2018

Chile's first female Mapuche lawmakers given warm welcome Emilia Nuyado and Aracely Leuquén on Sunday became the first two women of the indigenous Mapuche group to become members of Chile’s Congress. They received rapturous applause...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Colombia election: Farc fails to win support in first national vote Colombia’s conservative parties, opposed to the 2016 peace deal with Farc rebels, have taken the lead in the country’s elections. Sunday’s vote was the first...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Colombia election: Former Farc rebels face first ballot Colombians go to the polls on Sunday in congressional elections that will see former members of the Farc guerilla group take part for the first time. The ex-rebels, now known as the Revolutionary...

By on Mar 11th, 2018

Bolivia unfurls 'world's biggest flag' in row with Chile Media playback is unsupported on your device Bolivia has deployed an unusual weapon in a maritime dispute with Chile – a colossal flag stretching about 200 km...

By on Mar 10th, 2018

Chile creates law to protect its ocean habitat Chile has created a new law protecting the waters along its 6,400km (4,000 mile) coastline. The outgoing president, Michele Bachelet, signed the decree, which creates nine marine reserves. President...

By on Mar 10th, 2018

Rocco Morabito: Cocaine kingpin to be extradited to Italy Uruguay has agreed to extradite a notorious drug trader known as the “cocaine king of Milan” back to Italy. Rocco Morabito was arrested last year in the Uruguayan resort...

By on Mar 10th, 2018