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Chile seeks extradition of ex-guerilla

He avoided capture for 22 years after escaping from prison, but was found in Paris last week.

Mexico special agents found dead after cartel kidnapping

The two officers were seized by armed men thought to belong to the Jalisco New Generation cartel.


Rio de Janeiro violence: Hostages freed as prison riot ends

Riot police retake control of a prison near the major city, ending a mutiny by armed inmates.


Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

BBC / News

The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.

Saturday, Feb 17


Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 14

BBC / News

The aircraft was carrying Mexico's interior minister and the Oaxaca state governor but both survived.


Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

BBC / News

Journalists at the office of Mexican newspaper Milenio film the moment a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit.


Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

BBC / News

The 7.2-magnitude tremor hits in the Oaxaca state, causing buildings to shake in Mexico City.

Friday, Feb 16


Ex-Oxfam aid worker tells of sex assaults by colleagues

Charity says it will probe past claims as ex-worker describes alleged incidents in Haiti and South Sudan.


Rio de Janeiro violence: Brazil army to take control of security

A general will oversee security under emergency measures to combat a wave of violent crime.


No sled, no problem - Beer producer gets Jamaica back up and running


The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team are expected to compete at Pyeongchang 2018 in a sled "donated" by a beer producer.

Thursday, Feb 15


Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex


Accused of hiring prostitutes in Haiti, the ex-executive rejects claim that he hosted a sex party.

El Salvador baby death: Teodora Vásquez freed after 9 years

Teodora Vásquez has spent 10 years in jail for killing the baby she says was stillborn.


Rio Carnival: Evil rat stars in winning political parade


Beija Flor samba school wins Rio Carnival with a show sharply criticising corruption in Brazil.


Venezuela 'political prisoners' held hostage in jail riot

Rioting inmates at the Tocuyito jail in Venezuela are holding three "political prisoners" hostage.


Rio carnival: Samba school wins with anti-corruption message

A samba school seals top prize with a lurid attack on corruption and social ills in Brazil.

Wednesday, Feb 14


Smolansky: 'Maduro’s regime is a threat to the region'


The former opposition mayor says Venezuela represents the biggest crisis in the Western hemisphere.


St Valentine: Does this 3D reconstruction show his face?


A reconstruction is made of the saint's face, based on human remains thought to belong to him.

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro 'not welcome' in Peru

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has uninvited Nicolás Maduro from a summit to be held in Lima.


Haiti's historic Port-au-Prince Iron Market ravaged by fire

The blaze destroyed parts of a 19th Century market, which was rebuilt following the 2010 earthquake.


Nacional fined and fans banned for 'sick' plane crash taunts

BBC / Sport

Uruguayan club Nacional are fined £57,500 and their fans banned for three games after some taunted Chapecoense over the plane crash that killed 19 players and staff.


Peru jail twin who switched with brother is recaptured

The man has been recaptured, a year after he drugged his visiting brother and left him in his cell.

Tuesday, Feb 13


Julian Assange: Warrant for his arrest upheld by court

BBC / Australia

The Wikileaks founder remains at the Ecuadorean embassy in London after failing to answer bail.


Oxfam International chair held over Guatemala graft scandal

Juan Alberto Fuentes is arrested on charges related to his former role as Guatemalan finance minister.


Haitian Oxfam workers tried to warn of sex scandal before


Former staff knew of "sex parties" but suffered consequences when they warned of the sexual exploitation.


Paraguay players accuse football club's ex-boss of abuse

The ex-president of fourth division club Rubio Ñu is accused of sexually abusing players.


Oxfam: Haiti's president condemns UK charity over scandal

It follows the charity's admission staff members hired prostitutes while delivering earthquake aid.

Monday, Feb 12


Oxfam: Deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled

BBC / News

The UK charity's deputy CEO quits over how it handled sex claims, and a statutory inquiry is opened.


Mexico cartel holds two special agents hostage

The two agents were kidnapped while they were investigating the Jalisco New Generation cartel.


Venezuela kidnap: Baseball star Elías Díaz's mother freed

Ana Soto, the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elías Díaz, was held for three days near Maracaibo.

Sunday, Feb 11


Bolivia: Gas canister blast kills eight in Oruro carnival

More than 40 people are receiving treatment for their injuries in local hospitals and in La Paz.