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El Salvador gangs re-launch truce

BBC Latin American News - 4 hours 28 min ago
Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago.

VIDEO: Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

BBC Latin American News - 17 hours 58 min ago
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:23
Twenty-four gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday are in the process of being freed, officials say.

Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:38
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

Ecuador to bring in digital currency

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:44
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.

Cave-in traps Nicaragua gold miners

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:14
Rescue workers in Nicaragua are trying to reach at least 24 workers trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in the north of the country.

Brazil's economy enters recession

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:54
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:22
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

Argentine mother tracks down son's killer

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:22
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:15
Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Strike disrupts Argentine capital

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:24
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.

Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:54
A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:46
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:23
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.

Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:45
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.

Chile launches its biggest wind farm

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:26
Energy-hungry Chile inaugurates its biggest wind farm

Jamaica's Olympic ice hockey trials

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:56
Jamaica holds first ever try-outs for a national ice hockey team

VIDEO: Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:05
One of Colombia's most notorious hired killers is released from prison after serving 22 years of a 30-year sentence.

Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:13
One of Colombia's most notorious killers, known as Popeye, who admitted to 300 murders for drug lord Pablo Escobar is freed from prison.

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