Sunday, Sep 23


Venezuela crisis: Chinese hospital ship docks for a week

Thousands of patients struggling with the collapse of the health system will receive free treatment.


Long watch: What drives a mother to cross South America on foot?

BBC / News

The sight of hungry Venezuelan migrants on country roads has become commonplace in South America.

Saturday, Sep 22


'Hezbollah treasurer' Barakat arrested in Brazil border city

The US says Assad Ahmad Barakat has laundered money for the Lebanese militant group in South America.


Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

The pop icon, designer, actress says she "couldn't be more proud" to take on the government role.

Friday, Sep 21


Puppies steal spotlight at Chile military parade


All eyes were on nine young golden retrievers at Chile's annual military parade in Santiago.


Mexico's president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

BBC / News

Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador insists he will sell the presidential jet, despite the delay.


Jair Bolsonaro: Why Brazilian women are saying #NotHim


Offensive remarks have triggered an online campaign against leading Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Wednesday, Sep 19


Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.


Colombian bus fare dodgers made to mop floors in Bogotá

Transport police in Bogotá makes a group of fare dodgers mop the floors as punishment.


Mexico corpse trailer: Jalisco forensic chief Luis Octavio Cotero fired

The refrigerated trailer contained some 150 unclaimed corpses because local mortuaries were full.


Venezuela's migration crisis: Is enough being done?


Is the response by neighbouring countries and international organisations adequate?

Tuesday, Sep 18


Fury at Maduro's Salt Bae feast in Turkey

Video of Nicolás Maduro eating in an Istanbul steak restaurant causes anger in crisis-hit Venezuela.


Mexico trailer storing corpses angers residents

The refrigerated container holds at least 100 corpses - because the local mortuaries are all full.

Monday, Sep 17


Massachusetts shark attack victim 'died doing what he loved'

BBC / US / Canada

Arthur Medici, an engineering student from Brazil, was an avid outdoorsman, his family says.


Kenya's Kiprono hit by car while leading half marathon in Colombia

BBC / Africa

Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono Kiptum hit by a car as he was leading a half marathon in Colombia.

Teodorin Obiang: '$16m seized' from E Guinea leader's son

BBC / Africa

Police in Brazil found $1.5m in cash and luxury watches worth $15m in two bags, local media say.


Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Miguel Díaz-Canel says he wants to eliminate discrimination of all types.


Why does this town in Brazil have so many twins?

BBC / News

Cândido Godói is a village of 7,000 inhabitants in the south of Brazil that has a phenomenal number of twin births.

Sunday, Sep 16


Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles

BBC / Sport

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez inflicts Gennady Golovkin's first ever defeat to win the WBA and WBC world middleweight titles.


Caribbean Rum resurgence: 'Hellish liquor' to premium product


Once said to be a "pirate poison", rum is experiencing growth as a premium product in the Caribbean.


'Mariachi musician' gunmen kill three in Mexico City

They open fire on the edge of an area packed with tourist bars, sending onlookers fleeing.

Saturday, Sep 15


Our stories: Why we joined the fight for freedom


What do Nicaraguans make of the country's unrest which has left hundreds of people dead?

Friday, Sep 14


Brazil meeting votes to protect world's whale population

BBC / News

The non-binding declaration by the International Whaling Commission angers pro-whaling nations.

Thursday, Sep 13


Venezuelan ex-officials charged in Andorra over $2.3bn graft scheme

Andorra alleges companies doing business with Venezuela's state oil company were overcharged.


EL Salvador's ex-leader Antonio Saca gets 10 years in jail

Antonio Saca is the first former president of El Salvador to be sentenced for corruption.


Chile Church scandal: 'How I escaped the priest who abused me for decades'


Chile's abuse scandal began when Dr James Hamilton spoke out about being abused by a priest, Fernando Karadima.

Wednesday, Sep 12


Lula: Jailed ex-leader pulls out of Brazil election

BBC / News

His Workers' Party is now counting on a relatively unknown candidate to win the presidency.


Brazil's Lula: Saint or sinner?

BBC / News

A closer look at the career of the metalworker turned president who has dominated Brazil's politics.

Tuesday, Sep 11


Maradona gives helping hand to Mexico team Dorados


The Argentine football legend has started his new job as manager of second-division club Dorados,


US official: Venezuela government 'steals from food programme'

A US treasury official says Venezuela's government is overcharging for food and pocketing the excess.