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Nicaragua protesters over pensions called "vampires"

BBC / News

Two protesters and a policeman are killed in the capital, Managua, during protests over pension reform.

Friday, Apr 20

00

Frida Kahlo Barbie doll banned from shop shelves in Mexico

BBC / News

A court rules the artist's family, who said the doll was too light-coloured, own her image rights.

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Advice for the Windrush generation on what to do next

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Questions from those affected by the Windrush immigration row answered by an immigration lawyer.

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The Amazon’s solar-powered river bus

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How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Thursday, Apr 19

23

London rapper Kenny Mukendi goes missing in Brazil

Kenny Mukendi disappeared in Rio de Janeiro after telling his girlfriend he was coming home.

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Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

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For the first time in decades, Cuba has a leader who is not a Castro - but don't expect big changes.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel: The man succeeding the Castros

Miguel Díaz-Canel is set to be Cuba's new leader after almost 60 years with a Castro at the helm.

02

The battle over Colombia's coca fields

Despite the 2016 peace deal, the country's cocaine trade is still flourishing.

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

BBC.com

The communist state is set to confirm Miguel Díaz-Canel as its first leader who is not a Castro.

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Windrush: Man not allowed to return to UK missed mum's funeral

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Junior Green was not allowed to return to the UK to attend his mother's funeral.

14

Cuba lawmakers meet to choose Raúl Castro's successor

Raúl Castro will step down at the National Assembly session, bringing an end to the Castro era.

12

Windrush generation: 'I'm an Englishman'

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Some of the Windrush generation share their stories of trying to prove their right to stay in the UK.

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Theresa May's Windrush apology to Caribbean leaders

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Theresa May tells Caribbean leaders in Downing Street she is "genuinely sorry" for the anxiety caused to the Windrush generation and their families about their futures in the UK.

Tuesday, Apr 17

23

UK under pressure over Windrush scandal

BBC

Landing cards belonging to Windrush migrants were destroyed by the Home Office in 2010, it has emerged.

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Fresh kidnapping by dissident rebel group rocks Ecuador

News of a fresh kidnapping days after three journalists were confirmed killed has shocked Ecuador.

15

UK PM apologises to Caribbean leaders

BBC / UK

Theresa May says the Windrush children have a right to be in the UK and will not be deported.

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Windrush deportation: Who are the Windrush generation?

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Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth moved to the UK in the mid-20th century.

02

Rebel groups fight over coca-growing region in Colombia

BBC / News

The provincial governor declares a state of emergency, intended to help displaced families.

01

Canada sends home families of diplomats posted in Cuba

BBC / News

The move comes as 10 Canadians in Havana continue to suffer from unexplained nausea, officials say.

Monday, Apr 16

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Amber Rudd: Windrush generation treatment 'appalling'

BBC / UK

The home secretary apologises to those affected and promises fees for documentation will be waived.

13

Ecuador and Colombia hunt for reporters' killers

The two journalists and their driver were killed in the border area by dissident Farc rebels.

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Tourism pressures: Five places tackling too many visitors

BBC

A look at sites around the world that are at risk from becoming too popular for their own good.

02

Things you might not know about the Commonwealth

BBC / Africa

As Commonwealth leaders meet in London, the BBC takes a look at the facts and figures behind this club of nations.

Friday, Apr 13

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Coffee: Who grows, drinks and pays the most?

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Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

22

Ecuador president confirms death of kidnapped reporters

Colombian militants reportedly abducted the two journalists and their driver last month.

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'Windrush' migrants facing deportation threat

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Michael was let go when his employer ruled him an illegal immigrant- 50 years after he arrived in the UK.

Thursday, Apr 12

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Colombia targets Gulf Clan after deadly blast in Urabá

Colombia's president says a bomb attack which killed eight police officers will not go unpunished.

12

Marijuana eaten by mice, say Argentina police officers

BBC / News

Eight officers are fired for blaming the disappearance of half a ton of marijuana on rodents.

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Workers' Party legislators in Brazil adopt Lula's name

More than 60 Workers' Party members took the step after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was jailed.

Wednesday, Apr 11

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Going to Mexico for heroin treatment

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Opioid addicts are turning to a clinic in Mexico to break their addiction with a treatment that's illegal in the US.