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Copa is anyone’s but fans worry emulating Europe

After this year’s tournament the Copa America will be held every four years in the same year as the European Championships.

Latin American art emerges as a bargain for collectors

Indeed, even big names, such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, offer a lot of bang for the buck, auction houses, gallery owners and collectors says.

Pope: Killing of women has become ‘plague’ in Latin America

2,795 women were victims of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.

Latin America grapples with migrant exodus that looks set to worsen...

Every day, about 5,000 Venezuelans leave home in one of the biggest exodus of people in modern South American history.

US to take ‘extraordinary’ measures in face of migrant surge

US Border Patrol has apprehended 139,817 illegal aliens on the southwest border in the last 2 months, compared with 74,946 during the same period a year earlier.

Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

The US president says a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border has thrown rocks 'viciously and violently' at Mexican police.

Trump hardens stance on Mexico border, says 15,000 troops could be...

A caravan of Central American migrants estimated to number at least 3,500 people left Honduras in mid-October and is now in southern Mexico on its way to the US border.

US to increase troop presence at border with Mexico

Trump has characterised the migrants as an 'invasion' and falsely stated they harbour terrorists and are financed in part by Democrats.

China denounces Pompeo’s ‘malicious’ Latam comments amid influence battle

The US secretary of state has been slammed by Beijing for comments he made in Latin America about the hidden risks of seeking Chinese investment amid a growing battle for influence in the region.

Colón becomes most successful Latin America-born pitcher

By helping the Texas Rangers to victory over the Seattle Mariners, Bartolo Colón registered his 246th career victory, breaking Dennis Martínez's record.

Young Latin Americans considers violence against women normal

A survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15 to 25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, showed violence against women is seen as normal.

Venezuela annual inflation hits 46,305% in June

The government stopped publishing economic indicators three years ago as the OPEC nation's socialist economic system started falling apart, making opposition legislators the only source of such figures.

US VP Pence urges Latin American countries to isolate Venezuela

Pence met with Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as part of a tour of Latin America that has included meetings with Venezuelans who left the socialist country because it is so difficult to obtain food or medicine.

Abraaj sells Latin America, Africa businesses to Colony Capital

Abraaj Group agreed to sell its Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and Turkey Funds management business to Colony Capital Inc.

Argentine peso firms on central bank moves, Latin American stocks fall

The Argentine peso jumped after the central bank said it will hike banks' reserve requirements.

US calls for more sanctions on Venezuela ahead of LatAm summit

Pence has urged the extra measures after meeting with Venezuelan opposition figures in Lima who called for more sanctions and "intervention" in Venezuela.

Ivanka helps fill Trump’s absence at Latin America summit

Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are stepping in to fill US President Donald Trump's absence at a summit of Latin American leaders taking place in Peru late this week.

Latin American equities jump on US jobs data

The US Labor Department said non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 jobs in February, the biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years.

Women’s Day marches fill Latin America capitals to denounce femicide

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires and capital cities across Latin America Thursday to mark International Women's Day and protest against gender-based violence.

Mexico’s Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime

The collaboration is part of Amazon's attempt to establish its presence in Latin America.

Mexican man, once the world’s fattest, dreams of walking again

He is still connected to an oxygen tube 24 hours a day, but he spends less and less time lying in bed.

Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis

His followers see him as a divine emissary sent to bring a change in the country, which has been under socialist rule since 1998.

Vampire bat’s blood-only diet ‘a big evolutionary win’

"Vampire bats have an 'extreme' diet, in the sense that it requires many adaptations in the organism."

From pink ‘pussyhats’ to rape laws, how women’s rights advanced despite...

While countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America also made strides toward ending gender discrimination.