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Mexico violence against journalists

A journalist holds a sticker that reads "No more blood" during a protest against the murder of Regina Martinez, journalist and correspondent for Mexican magazine Proceso, outside the Government of Veracruz building in Mexico City, April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido<p>On Friday, Mexican …

Mexico

What does Argentina’s election mean for South America?

<b>In the future, books about Argentina's economic history in the early 21st Century will have to come with a comprehensive glossary.</b><p>South America's second-largest economy has been through so many different economic policies and experiments in the past two decades that a whole new vocabulary has …

Argentina

Change ahead: Mauricio Macri's vision for Argentina

<b>Only a year ago, Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri was seen as a minor player in the race for the presidency.</b><p>But on Thursday he will be sworn in as the new Argentine president in a ceremony at the presidential palace.<p>In his inaugural speech, he is expected to stress the need for unity after a …

Argentina

Venezuela: a revolutionary narco state

Highlights<p>Nicolas Maduro's relatives arrest on cocaine trafficking charges reinforce the allegations that Venezuela is a narco-state<p>Two nephews of …

Meet the architect who wants to return Mexico City to its ancient lakes

Alberto Kalach explains why the solution to the capital’s future growth may lie with the pre-Hispanic civilisations who built with respect for the environment<p>Lea este artículo en español aquí<p>“For the largest commissions, our government only trusts architects who speak English,” says Alberto Kalach, …

Urbanism

Could 'El Chapo' be in Argentina?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Argentina's security forces are on "maximum alert" due to the possibility that fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman might have traveled to the South American country, a government official said Friday.<p>Security Secretary Sergio Berni said the Federal Intelligence Agency is …

Mexico

Researchers confirm: The Largest Pyramid in Mexico has been found

<b>Researchers discover immense pyramid in Mexico, larger than Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun.</b><p>Researchers in Mexico have discovered a Pyramid that …

South America’s leftist governments losing grip on power after years of dominance

BUENOS AIRES — A wave of discontent has suddenly put the leftist governments that have dominated South America’s political landscape for more than a …

What Can Mexico's Digital Media Startups Teach The World About The Future Of Journalism?

Mexico is emerging as Latin America’s most important hub of digital journalism. At a time of turbulence in the global media market when traditional news organizations around the globe are being tossed around by tempestuous financial currents, many of Mexico’s most prestigious journalists are …

Mexico

Recent Elections in Latin America Carry Heavy Consequences

Over the weekend, four important elections occurred in the Western Hemisphere. Argentina and Guatemala held presidential elections; Colombia held …

Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/weather/1202000/1202852_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524687120_705bbd2d00a5330eb59a03ff0668c6cd<p><b>Hurricane Patricia has weakened rapidly over Mexico but authorities have warned of the risks of floods and landslides as it dumps heavy rain.</b><p>Patricia was …

Weather

Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall on Mexico's Pacific Coast; Catastrophic Damage Likely

News<p>Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall on Mexico's Pacific Coast; Catastrophic Damage Likely<p>By Nick Wiltgen<p>October 23 2015 09:15 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>00:50<p>…

400-Year-Old Colonial Church Emerges From Waters In Mexico

A 400-year-old church submerged in a reservoir in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has emerged due to a drought in the region that has reduced …

Mexico

Late to the party

WHEN Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 and the world economy entered its worst slump since the Great Depression, Canada stood out as a haven of …

Mexico closing in on 'El Chapo' Guzman

Police officers control the traffic at a police check point on a road leading to the municipality of Badiraguato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Roberto Armenta<p>Mexican authorities may be closing in on fugitive Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán four months after …

Mexico

Why Guillermo Del Toro Fears Returning to His Native Mexico

Director <b>Guillermo del Toro</b> represents all things Mexico, but he’s hesitant to go back to his homeland.<p>During a press conference for his 2008 film <i>Rudo y Cursi</i>, del Toro explained how his family’s history in Mexico has contributed to his fear of returning, the Latin Times reports. “My personal …

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Latin America
Journalism
South America

Mexico Extradites Alleged Drug Lord 'La Barbie,' 12 Others to U.S.

Texas-born alleged drug lord Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez was extradited to the United States from Mexico, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.<p>Valdez, who earned his nickname due to his fair complexion, was among 13 defendants wanted for a variety of violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses to …

Latin America

Guyana’s President Says Venezuela Is Massing Troops Along Disputed Border | VICE News

The first trip to the UN's annual gathering of world leaders has particularly high stakes for David Granger, the recently elected president of Guyana. His country's neighbor, Venezuela, has renewed its claim that it is the rightful owner of two-thirds of the small South American nation's territory, …

Venezuela

Venezuela Trolls the US by Pledging to Fight the War on Drugs With Russian Fighter Jets | VICE News

Any story that touches on nukes, cocaine, and cutting-edge Russian military hardware ought to be at least as exciting as the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the truth is probably a lot less entertaining and just plain sad.<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently announced plans to buy at least 12 …

Venezuela

A tsunami strikes

At least 1m people in Chile had to leave their homes after a powerful earthquake, centred under the sea north-west of Santiago, shook the country and …

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OUTSIDE San José Chiapa, a somewhat shabby town of 8,000 in the Mexican state of Puebla, a vast box-like factory complex is rising out of the fields …

Mexico's president in no position to judge

When anti-corruption protests and dedicated prosecutors helped chase Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina from power and then into prison this …

Mexico