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Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme


Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme.

Nicaragua: From revolution to crisis in pictures


Photos taken during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and during recent unrest highlight some similarities. BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace in the capital Managua explains what we can learn from them.

Wednesday, Jul 18


Nicaragua forces 'regain control' of protest city Masaya

Officials say the city has been liberated, while rights groups say excessive force was used.


Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'

BBC / Science

The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.


Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies

The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.


Peru arrests 50 in Colombia border drugs bust

More than 50 people are detained, mostly Colombians, President Vizcarra says.

Tuesday, Jul 17


My life trapped in an American city

BBC / US / Canada

An undocumented Mexican student shares the impact that checkpoints in Texas have on her daily life.


Amlo: How often do world leaders take a pay cut?


Mexico's new President Obrador says he will reduce his salary by 60%.


Cuba plane crash: Leasing company blames Mexican crew

Charter company Damojh says "human error" by the crew caused the crash in May which left 112 dead.

Usain Bolt may play football in Australia

BBC / Australia

The top tier Central Coast Mariners have been pursuing the champion sprinter for months now.


Border rancher's life on a 'smuggling route'

Jim Chilton carries a gun and has to watch out for cartels moving drugs and people through his land.

Monday, Jul 16


Downward spiral: Nicaragua's worsening crisis


A closer look at how the deadly protests in Nicaragua developed and what the demonstrators want.


Nicaragua security forces launch deadly raids

A human rights group says another 10 people have been killed as police move in to opposition strongholds.

Sunday, Jul 15


Jorge Sampaoli: Argentina 'mutually agree' to terminate manager's contract

Argentina and manager Jorge Sampaoli "mutually agree" to terminate his contract in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup.


Florists from Ecuador try to break world record


Amateurs and professionals worked together to create the structure, using more than 500,000 roses.


Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigns

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant says the country's president has accepted his resignation.

Cuba to recognise private property

BBC / News

The communist state's new constitution will limit presidential terms and recognise private property.


Original people


Gemma Handy travels to Kalinago Territory to meet some of the Eastern Caribbean's last indigenous people.

Saturday, Jul 14


Nicaragua crisis: One student killed as bloody church siege ends

At least one young man is killed in an attack on a church where dozens of students sought shelter.


100 Women: 'I was a World Cup honey shot'


Natalia Betancourt was picked out of the crowd by cameras at the World Cup 2014, launching her into an unexpected world of fame.

Friday, Jul 13


Welcome to Twin Town!


Cândido Godói is a village in Brazil with ten times more twins than the national average

Thursday, Jul 12


Mexico earthquake leads to discovery of ancient temple

BBC / News

Scientists scanning a pyramid in Morelos state for earthquake damage discover remains of a temple.


World Cup 2018: Lensman caught in Croatia victory pile

AFP photographer Yuri Cortez was swept off his feet by footballers after Mario Mandzukic's winning goal.


Colombia's tragedy road bridge demolished

A bridge under construction has been destroyed after a partial collapse killed nine people.


El Salvador government rejects court ruling on kidnapped envoy

President Sánchez Cerén was ordered to testify about the disappearance of an ambassador in 1979.

Wednesday, Jul 11


NYC Mayor de Blasio denies illegally crossing US-Mexico border

Border Patrol reportedly accused the mayor of illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas.


Woman arrested for allegedly beating 92-yr-old with brick

BBC / US / Canada

The California woman allegedly told the grandfather "go back to your country" while attacking him.


Mexican wolves: Eight-cub litter delights Mexico City zoo

A zoo in Mexico City is thrilled to be the home of an unusually large litter of Mexican wolves.


The street art accessible to blind people


Tactile boards have been introduced in Chile's capital to make the city's murals more accessible.

Tuesday, Jul 10


American celebrating wedding anniversary killed in Mexico City

BBC / US / Canada

The 27-year-old was hit by a stray bullet while leaving a restaurant, say Mexican officials.