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'No more abuse': Chile to scrap Pinochet-era constitution after landslide vote

'No more abuse': Chile to scrap Pinochet-era constitution after landslide vote

The free-market principles embodied in that document led to a booming economy but also deep inequality that fuelled a wave of violent protests.

  • by EVA VERGARA

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Morales' minister wins Bolivia's presidential election
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Morales' minister wins Bolivia's presidential election

The vote throws out the conservative US-backed interim government that took power a year ago after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country.

  • by Carlos Valdez
Mexico's former army chief arrested in US on drug trafficking charges
Drugs

Mexico's former army chief arrested in US on drug trafficking charges

Under General Salvador Cienfuegos, the Mexican army was accused of frequent human rights abuses.

  • by Stefanie Dazio and E. Eduardo Castillo
Chile eyes Chinese fishing fleet along South American coast
China relations

Chile eyes Chinese fishing fleet along South American coast

Chile´s Defence Ministry and Navy were monitoring the advance of the fleet in order to protect the "sovereignty" of the countries' exclusive economic zone. 

  • by Natalia A. Ramos Miranda
To release gold, British court must first decide who runs Venezuela
Gold

To release gold, British court must first decide who runs Venezuela

The Bank of England is holding $1.4 billion in gold deposits. Who gets to withdraw the riches? That depends.

  • by Marc Jones
Brazil's Bolsonaro baffles evangelicals with top court pick
Protest

Brazil's Bolsonaro baffles evangelicals with top court pick

Bolsonaro announced his nomination of Kassio Marques during a live broadcast on Facebook and submitted his name to the country’s official gazette on Friday

  • by Mauricio Savarese
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Quino, creator of beloved cartoon character Mafalda, dies at 88
Vale

Quino, creator of beloved cartoon character Mafalda, dies at 88

Six-year-old Mafalda's apparent innocence spread scathing criticism of the dictatorships that plagued Latin America from the 1960s.

  • by Lucila Sigal
'Everything is uncertain': Coronavirus rages in Argentina, cases top 700,000
Coronavirus pandemic

'Everything is uncertain': Coronavirus rages in Argentina, cases top 700,000

A surging rate of infection has resulted in the South American nation becoming the fifth-worst affected in the world.

  • by Lucila Sigal
Chinese fishing fleet off Peru stirs up diplomatic waters
China relations

Chinese fishing fleet off Peru stirs up diplomatic waters

More than 250 ships were previously catching giant squid near the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador.

  • by Marco Aquino
Bolsonaro's approval rating jumps amid pandemic cash incentives
Coronavirus pandemic

Bolsonaro's approval rating jumps amid pandemic cash incentives

The number of Brazilians that rate his government as great or good has risen, while those that view it as bad or terrible has dropped.

  • by Anthony Boadle
Rio Carnival is off for first time in a century
Coronavirus pandemic

Rio Carnival is off for first time in a century

The coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are a cultural mainstay, tourism magnet and source of livelihood.

  • by Marcelo De Sousa