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Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

BBC Latin American News - 4 hours 23 min ago
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.

Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers

BBC Latin American News - 6 hours 59 min ago
Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.

Caver freed after 12-day ordeal

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:29
An injured Spanish speleologist who was trapped in a 400m deep cave in north-eastern Peru for 12 days has been rescued.

US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:57
The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.

Mexico charges troops with homicide

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:49
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.

Norway best country for older people

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:02
Mexico has shot up the Global AgeWatch Index - which measures the quality of later life - for its commitment to income security for older people.

'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:58
Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

Panama opens biodiversity museum

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:34
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.

Argentina defies US over debt payment

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:20
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:34
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.

VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:29
Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.

'Time for a Brazilian football revolution'

BBC Latin American News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:47
Brazil’s top clubs have survived by selling stakes in their players but that must now change, writes Tim Vickery.

Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:50
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.

Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:48
An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.

Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:57
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.

Mexico students missing after rally

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:08
A search is under way for dozens of Mexican students after they clashed with police at a protest in the southern town of Iguala.

Eight killed in Peru earthquake

BBC Latin American News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:00
Emergency workers in Peru have recovered eight bodies from the rubble of a village after a 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Cusco region.

Mexico politician killed in Acapulco

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 17:36
A regional Mexican political leader, Braulio Zaragoza, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at a hotel restaurant in the popular resort of Acapulco.

Race for Brazil presidency tightens

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:17
Can the poor girl from the Amazon lead Brazil?

Cuba jails Canadian executive

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:42
A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).

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