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The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:09
Renting your own room for a power nap

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:58
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:01
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:20
A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.

AUDIO: New 'post-post-colonial' literature

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:22
Post-colonial writing is literature which addresses the experience of growing up in newly independent former colonial nations.

Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:53
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.

Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:12
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.

LGBT Jamaicans 'targets of violence'

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:36
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jamaicans face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch says.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:55
The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.

Rewards for Mexico missing students

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:38
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.

India suspend tours to West Indies

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:27
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:11
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Chile arrests former Pinochet aide

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:12
Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.

Reggae singer John Holt dies at 69

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:44
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.

Morales's Bolivia poll win confirmed

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:42
Official results from Bolivia's presidential election confirm incumbent president Evo Morales has won a third term in office and will govern until 2020.

Federal police sent to Mexico towns

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:42
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.

VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:51
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Bermuda profile

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:45
Provides an overview of Bermuda, including key events and facts

VIDEO: Bermuda cleans up after Gonzalo

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:19
Bermudans are clearing up after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo left a trail of damage in its wake on the tiny Atlantic territory.

Calling time on America's blockade of Cuba

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:09
New calls for US to end crippling embargo of Cuba

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