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Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

BBC.com

Tuesday's huge quake killed at least 223 people, including children at a school in the capital.

Wednesday, Sep 20

21

Hurricane Maria knocks out power in Puerto Rico

BBC / News

The powerful storm has cut off electricity to 3.5 million people.

20

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

BBC / US / Canada

Hurricane Maria has knocked out electricity for the entire island, home to more than 3.5m people.

19

Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico

BBC

The powerful storm barrels through the Caribbean, leaving at least seven dead in Dominica.

13

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".

10

Aerial footage shows devastated Dominica

BBC / News

Fallen trees, flattened buildings and strewn debris can be seen after Hurricane Maria struck.

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

BBC / News

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital, including a school, with many trapped in the rubble.

09

The moment the quake struck

BBC / News

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

Tuesday, Sep 19

18

Hurricane Maria batters Martinique

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Footage from Martinique shows early devastating winds from Hurricane Maria.

15

Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM

BBC.com

The category five hurricane has battered the island of Dominica and is now hammering Guadeloupe.

13

Bolivia governing party challenges Morales' term limit

Governing party lawmakers want President Evo Morales to be able to run again in 2019.

05

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as category five storm

BBC / News

The hurricane strengthens to category five and makes landfall with devastating effect.

02

How Chilean fishermen adapted to protect marine life

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Chilean fishing communities tell how their lives changed after their waters became a marine reserve.

Monday, Sep 18

22

Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands

BBC / News

The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.

18

Hurricane Maria strengthens as it nears Caribbean islands

BBC.com

Hurricane Maria will bring storm surges and life-threatening floods to already devastated areas.

16

Venezuelan charged over Supreme Court helicopter attack

A lone helicopter dropped grenades on the Supreme Court in Caracas in June and then disappeared.

02

Mexican women march to highlight anti-female violence

Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets in different cities after the killing of a student.

Sunday, Sep 17

22

US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba

Diplomatic staff suffered health problems blamed by Washington on a sonic attack, which Cuba denies.

02

Meet the Brazilian woman who's made a million cigars

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Angela Araju works in a factory in Brazil that's been running for more than 100 years.

Saturday, Sep 16

20

Narcos location scout shot dead in central Mexico

The veteran scout was searching for new locations for the crime drama in central Mexico.

Friday, Sep 15

04

Brazil President Michel Temer faces more criminal charges

Michel Temer is accused of obstructing justice and leading a criminal group.

Thursday, Sep 14

20

Daca: Trump 'fairly close' to deal with Democrats on Dreamers

BBC / US / Canada

The president confirms talks about a possible immigration pact, angering his right-wing supporters.

17

Untangling the web

BBC.com

In more than 10 countries a corruption web is being untangled and top politicians are suspected.

13

Venezuela's 'Plan Rabbit' encounters 'cultural problem'

The president's push for people to eat rabbit amid growing food shortages is labelled a "bad joke".

09

Trump and Democrats 'to work on Daca Dreamers law'

BBC.com

Democrats say they discussed proposals to protect young migrants, but not Trump's wall with Mexico.

03

Lucia Topolansky is Uruguay's first female vice president

BBC / News

Lucia Topolansky is an ex-guerrilla fighter who was involved in a high-profile prison break.

Wednesday, Sep 13

20

Brazil's ex-leader Lula appears in court in corruption case

The former president, who wants to run again in 2018, denies the accusation that he took bribes.

17

Brazil tycoon Wesley Batista held for 'insider trading'

Brazilian billionaire Wesley Batista is arrested just days after his brother Joesley.

14

Venezuela opposition denies start of talks with government

Coalition says government must first address the humanitarian crisis and free political prisoners.

10

Haiti protests: Violent clashes in Port-au-Prince

Several people have been arrested in in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.