Category Archives: Latin America

World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension Former Uruguayan leader José Mujica, who was dubbed “the world’s poorest president” for his modest lifestyle, says he does not want any pension...

New Paraguayan President Abdo Benítez sworn in Right-wing former Senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been sworn in as the new president of Paraguay after defeating his liberal rival in April elections. Mr Abdo Benítez is the son...

Mexico violence: Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped A newly elected Mexican Congresswoman, Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, has been kidnapped at gunpoint on a highway in central Hidalgo state. Two men shot at Ms Rodríguez’s...

Whale rescued from fishing net in Chile [unable to retrieve full-text content] The mammal was freed in an operation led by the Chilean Navy.Source Read More News ...

Venezuela: Military figures arrested after drone 'attack' [unable to retrieve full-text content] The arrests of a National Guard general and colonel come after a drone ‘attack’ on the president.Source Read More News ...

Ecuador accident: Second deadly crash within days At least 24 people have been killed in a bus accident east of the Ecuadorean capital, Quito. The bus collided with an SUV carrying five people, three of whom died. Most of the 38 people listed...

Chile care home fire: Ten women killed in dormitories Ten elderly women died after a fire swept through their dormitories in a nursing home in the city of Chiguayante in southern Chile. Only three women could be rescued from the two rooms...

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies Venezuela’s president has said its subsidised fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of billions of dollars. “Gasoline must be sold at an international...

Chile minister resigns over Human Rights Museum row Chile’s culture minister, Mauricio Rojas, has resigned after criticism over comments he made in 2015 about a human rights museum. Mr Rojas came under fire after it was revealed that...

Ecuador bus crash: 12 Barcelona SC fans killed At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona SC have been killed and 30 injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned. The fans were returning from an away game in Cuenca...