Category Archives: Latin America

Peru political turmoil: President Martín Vizcarra sworn in Peru’s Congress has sworn in the Vice-President, Martín Vizcarra, to replace the sitting president who resigned amid allegations of corruption this week. Mr Vizcarra is expected...

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed Tests on a six-inch-long mummified skeleton from Chile confirm that it represents the remains of a newborn with multiple mutations in key genes. Despite being the size of a foetus, initial tests...

Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is being suspended after allegations of sexual favours and financial corruption emerged online. Former Miss Venezuela participants have accused other...

US tariffs: Latin American allies exempt A senior US official has said that the European Union (EU) and six other countries will be exempt from steel and aluminium tariffs announced by President Trump, at least temporarily. Trade Representative...

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: Under fire Peru president 'to resign' Peru’s president is to resign after video recordings were released that implicated him in a vote-buying scandal, government sources say. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski...

Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico Germany has returned two 3,000-year-old pre-Hispanic wooden statues from the Olmec civilisation to the Mexican authorities. Mexico says the artefacts were taken illegally from an Olmec...

US offers $2.5m in aid to Venezuelans in Colombia The US has announced it will provide $2.5m (1.8m) in aid to Venezuelans who have fled the economic crisis in their homeland for neighbouring Colombia. Venezuela is experiencing severe shortages...

Fake profiles boosted Brazilian ex-president Dilma A BBC investigation has found that fake social media accounts and blogs were used to back the candidacy of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil during the 2010 election campaign. Rouseff won the election...

Brazil: Bishop arrested on corruption charges Police have detained the Roman Catholic bishop of the city of Formosa in central Brazil, on charges of corruption. Bishop José Ronaldo and six other priests are accused of diverting money from...

President Trump bans deals in Venezuela's crypto-currency President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US companies and citizens from dealing in Venezuela’s crypto-currency, the Petro. Mr Trump said the currency...