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Row over Galapagos tortoise's body

BBC Latin American News - 5 hours 42 min ago
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.

Venezuela launches disarmament plan

BBC Latin American News - 15 hours 31 min ago
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.

New toxic mine spill in Mexico

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:14
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.

Peru creates anti-logging commission

BBC Latin American News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 13:49
The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.

UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:51
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.

VIDEO: Argentina president in Vatican talks

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:19
Argentina's president discusses global finance with the Pope in private talks at the Vatican prior to a UN meeting about spiralling national debt.

VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:55
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 17:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

Getting a driving licence without a test

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 17:03
How I got my driving licence without taking a test

UK couple missing after hurricane

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:10
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

Former El Salvador leader in custody

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:53
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.

Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:52
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Platini will not return £16,000 watch

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:12
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Forest land rights need global focus

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:21
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:21
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

Fifa tells officials to return gifts

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:35
28 Fifa executive committee members are asked to return valuable watches they received as gifts during the 2014 World Cup.

Arrests made over Chile subway bomb

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:10
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.

Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:19
Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.

Cycling team keep flesh-coloured kit

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:39
A Colombian women's cycling team says it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured kit despite criticism from the sport's governing body.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors

BBC Latin American News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:06
Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

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