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Brazil's Lula and Bolsonaro face run-off after surprisingly tight result

Brazil's election is going into a second round in which left-winger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

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Hurricane Ian: Cuba suffers complete blackout after storm

Cuba is completely without power after Hurricane Ian pummelled the western end of the island, its government has announced.

María Belén Bernal: Ecuadorian authorities find body of missing lawyer

Ecuador's president has said a body found by authorities is that of a young female lawyer who went missing after visiting a police training school.

Brazil election: Why it matters so much to the US

In less than two weeks, one of the world's biggest democracies will hold what many are describing as its most important presidential election in years. The US has been watching this vote in Brazil closely. Why?

Hurricane Fiona Strengthens to Category 3 Storm as It Moves From Puerto Rico to Other Islands

At least two are dead from the first major hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, as it brings rain and flash floods to the northernmost Caribbean islands

Puerto Rico battles blackout and lack of safe water in wake of Hurricane Fiona

Floods and rain wreak havoc as critics say total blackout shows authorities have learnt nothing since 2017 hurricanes

In Brazil, fears of Jan. 6-style post-election violence increase as president casts doubt on voting system

Military support for Jair Bolsonaro raises spectre of riots if challenger Lula wins, analysts warn

Colombian President Gustavo Petro paves the way to restart peace talks

Colombia's new president said Saturday he was suspending arrest warrants and extradition requests for members of the left-wing guerrilla group the National Liberation Army (ELN) in an effort to restart peace talks to end nearly 60 years of war.

Mexico investigating former president Peña Nieto for suspected money laundering

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that it was investigating former president Enrique Peña Nieto for suspected crimes including illicit enrichment and money laundering.

Haiti gang violence: 209 killed in Cité Soleil in 10 days

More than 200 people have been killed in gang violence in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, in the space of 10 days, United Nations figures reveal.

Brazil election: Bolsonaro launches campaign

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has officially launched his re-election campaign, as he trails his main rival badly in opinion polls.

Extradition process begins for Mexico drug lord wanted in US

During this period, Caro Quintero’s lawyers will probably file appeals to try to delay the extradition process.

Mexico Captures Drug Lord Rafael Caro Quintero, Convicted in Killing of DEA Agent

U.S. to seek his extradition; cartel boss evaded authorities for nearly a decade after a Mexican appeals court freed him

Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal neglect causing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to die in bed while receiving post-surgery care.

Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal neglect causing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to die in bed while receiving post-surgery care.

Iran and Venezuela sign major deal – media

The details of the agreement have not yet been disclosed

Bolsonaro tries to burnish diplomatic credentials with Biden meeting

Brazilian and US leaders set for their first bilateral since taking office at Summit of the Americas

Migrant caravan heads to US as key summit begins

Thousands of migrants are headed to the US-Mexican border in a caravan timed to coincide with a meeting of Western Hemisphere leaders in Los Angeles.

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