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Uruguay votes for new president

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:23
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:14
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.

Jose Mujica: Rebel turned president

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:23
A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president

Chile marches against education bill

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:15
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.

Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state

BBC Latin American News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:04
Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state?

US judge sentences Farc commander

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:38
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:56
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:25
Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities

VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:21
Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.

Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:32
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.

Brazil election: Class divides voters

BBC Latin American News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:18
People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off

Governor quits over Mexico missing

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:49
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:53
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pro-Columbian graves.

Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'

BBC Latin American News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:26
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.

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.

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