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Brazil reaches deal with hauliers to suspend fuel strike

The government will scrap a fuel tax to allow negotiations with lorry drivers for the next 15 days.

Thursday, May 24

13

Argentina cinema collapse kills at least three in Tucumán

The old cinema was being refurbished when it collapsed, and more victims may be beneath the rubble.

04

Brazil diesel prices cut in effort to halt strike

The state oil company, Petrobras, cuts prices by 10% to facilitate talks with striking lorry drivers.

02

In pictures: Windrush women - then and now

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Portraits of 11 women that form part of an exhibition by photographer Jim Grover on the Windrush generation.

Wednesday, May 23

19

Luis Posada Carriles: Cuba anti-communist activist dies

A former CIA agent, Luis Posada Carriles spent his life trying to bring down the Castro government.

15

Paraguay tribe joins search for missing Austrian tourist

Wilhelm Wabnegg went missing on 2 May in the dense forests of a national park in northern Paraguay.

12

Honduras plane crash: Private jet splits in half in crash landing

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All on board survived the crash landing of the chartered jet flying from Texas to Honduras.

03

From Colombia's battlefield to the football pitch

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Colombia's Paz FC was created to bring together people on opposing sides of the armed conflict.

Tuesday, May 22

23

Venezuela election: Maduro expels top US diplomat

President Maduro announces the expulsion as his victory in Sunday's election is announced.

20

Pope Francis tells gay Chilean sex abuse victim 'God loves you'

A gay Chilean man invited to the Vatican says Pope Francis told him: "God made you this way".

14

Venezuelans contemplate their future after Maduro's win

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With little hope of the country emerging from its economic crisis, many are packing up and leaving.

Panama says new evidence shows 1994 plane crash 'terrorist' incident

The country's president orders the case to be reopened after receiving Israeli intelligence.

07

Spanish speakers in the US come under fire

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From border patrol interrogations to ranting customers, language and immigration take centre stage.

06

Cuba plane crash: Grettel Landrove becomes 111th victim

BBC / News

The official death toll rises after 23-year-old Grettel Landrove dies of her injuries.

03

Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil

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The progressive prisons rewarding inmates for studying and placing emphasis on rehabilitation.

Monday, May 21

22

Venezuela election: Fourteen ambassadors recalled after Maduro win

BBC / News

Fourteen ambassadors are recalled and the US imposes new sanctions after Mr Maduro's re-election.

18

How Venezuela's crisis developed and worsened

BBC / News

As President Maduro is re-elected, BBC News takes a closer look at the crisis rocking Venezuela.

13

Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

BBC / News

President Nicolás Maduro secures a new term in an election marred by claims of vote rigging.

02

'I found my call in life at that airport'

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The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

Sunday, May 20

19

First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island

Births are banned on the remote island and the mother says she did not know she was pregnant.

15

Cuba plane crash: Damojh company 'had safety complaints'

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Several prior complaints were made against the charter company behind a plane crash that killed 110.

02

Colombia LGBT: The shop that wants men to 'leave behind shyness'

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The shop in Bogotá that offers men wanting to dress in women's clothes a safe haven.

Saturday, May 19

21

Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in 'good condition'

Two days of national mourning are declared, after the crash near Havana killed more than 100 people.

16

'Very painful' scene at Cuba crash site

BBC / News

More than 100 people have died in the crash near Havana but three women were pulled from the wreckage alive.

10

Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

BBC / News

Two days of national mourning are declared, after the crash near Havana left only three survivors.

04

UK bid to strengthen Argentine ties

BBC / UK

Boris Johnson to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.

02

Venezuela presidential election: Vote or veto?

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Venezuelans opposed to incumbent President Nicolás Maduro face an electoral dilemma.

Friday, May 18

15

All Chile's 34 bishops offer resignation to Pope over sex abuse scandals

They asked for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse after meeting the Pope in Rome.

14

The jungle village hooked on their phones

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Social media has arrived in this tiny village. Can it bring good as well as bad?

12

Ecuador removes Julian Assange's extra security

It follows claims that $5m (£3.7m) was spent to protect the WikiLeaks founder at Ecuador's London embassy.