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Chile promises to investigate Mapuche killing

Protests break out after the grandson of an indigenous leader is shot dead during a police operation.

Thursday, Nov 15


National Book Awards: Isabel Allende warns of 'dark time'

BBC / Entertainment

The author spoke out at the National Book Awards against the rise of "nationalism and racism" in politics.

Wednesday, Nov 14


Colombia investigates death of key witness

A cyanide-laced drink has been found in the home of corruption whistleblower Jorge Enrique Pizano.


US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador

The Hilton in Fukuoka says it was applying US sanctions but authorities say the move was illegal.


Caravan migrants reach United States border

BBC / News

More than three hundred people are the first to arrive in Tijuana, Mexico, hoping to start new lives in the US.

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border

BBC / US / Canada

Some 400 people, including a number of LGBTQ migrants, went on ahead of the larger group.


'El Chapo' trial: Mexico presidents reject 'scapegoat' claims

The drug lord's lawyer told his trial that the real cartel leader was being protected by Mexico's rulers.

Tuesday, Nov 13


El Chapo trial begins in New York City

The Mexican cartel leader's trial in New York begins amid huge security measures.

Monday, Nov 12


Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed

BBC / Science

A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.


Five held over murder of Mexico politician's daughter

Mexico police detain five people suspected of killing the daughter of Congresswoman Carmen Medel.


Burned to death because of a rumour on WhatsApp


In a small town in Mexico, a story on social media drove a mob to murder. But it was fake.

Exploring Bolivia's 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur graveyard


Torotoro National Park is a remote place in the Andes mountains that used to be home to lots of dinosaurs.

Sunday, Nov 11


Brazil: Mudslide in Rio de Janeiro state kills 10

Rescuers are working quietly so they can hear any sounds from survivors of the deadly landslip.

Saturday, Nov 10


Isaac, one of 1,000s of Central American migrants walking to US border

BBC / News

A caravan of migrants who claim they are fleeing poverty and violence is making its way to the US border.

Chile's Caravan of Death: Ex-army chief Cheyre convicted for Pinochet-era crimes

Juan Emilio Cheyre is the most senior figure held accountable so far for Pinochet-era abuses.

Friday, Nov 9


Politician learns of her child's murder in congress


Politician Carmen Medel discovers her daughter has been killed while in the Mexican congress.

Netflix crime series Narcos to continue amid security fears

The show's producer says the popular drama is safe following the death of a location scout in Mexico.


Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Fly Jamaica flight

The Canada-bound Fly Jamaica flight began experiencing problems shortly after take-off.


Nicaragua arson attack kills six members of the same family

BBC / News

Six members of one family died in an arson attack during clashes in Nicaragua.

Thursday, Nov 8


'El Chapo' Guzmán: Dozen jurors picked for drug trial

The trial will decide if the infamous Mexican drug lord will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Wednesday, Nov 7


The Caribbean's overlooked soldiers


Sixteen thousand men and women from the Caribbean voluntarily enlisted for WW1.


In pictures: Migrant caravan rests in Mexico City

Thousands of Central Americans headed for the US are resting at a stadium in the Mexican capital.


Peru 'baby trafficking ring': Ex-police chief held

The former head of Peru's national police is among those arrested for alleged baby trafficking.

Tuesday, Nov 6

Mexico mothers search for mass graves after tip-off

Mothers looking for their missing children search for bodies at the site of suspected mass graves.

Monday, Nov 5


Peru police clash with anti-bullfighting protesters


Police use tear gas against protesters opposed to bullfighting in Peru's capital Lima.


Mexico City 'milestone' for migrant caravan heading north

Hundreds of migrants from Central America aiming for the US reach the Mexican capital.


MTV EMAs: Camila Cabello wins big

BBC / Europe

Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Panic! At the Disco and and Marshmello also pick up awards.


'Living corpses': Why Colombia's national tree is at risk

Colombia's wax palms may look healthy but they are on the verge of extinction, scientists warn.

Sunday, Nov 4


The single dad teaching men to be fathers


How a single dad is taking his programme to teach fathers to be good role models to the Caribbean.

Friday, Nov 2


Israel's Netanyahu welcomes Brazil Jerusalem embassy vow

The controversial pledge follows the election of a far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro.