Latin America

The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame.
The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, thanks to the policies of Brazil’s conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro.
The blazes are roasting South America's biggest country just as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is rolling back environmental and indigenous protections.
Brazil's space agency said this week that tens of thousands of fires had charred the rainforest, and that's not good for the planet's fight against climate change.
Climate experts disputed the right-wing president's claim as a "smoke screen" to hide his active dismantling of decades of Brazilian environmental protections.
Diosdado Cabello met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, AP reported Sunday.
The app was used to spread misinformation that helped elect far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro. It still serves as a platform for radicalization.
Twenty two people were killed this month when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the Texas border city.
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Brazil's top court says officials cannot investigate U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald for his work or for protecting confidential sources.
Brazil's government doesn't want to talk about "obstetric violence," but that won't end mistreatment of pregnant women.
Protesters took to the streets to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down.
The Trump administration has been ramping up pressure on Caracas in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.
The governments of Venezuela and Uruguay issued warnings about travel to the U.S. after the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is calling for U.S. gun control after 22 people, including several Mexican citizens, were killed in the shooting in El Paso, Texas.
A convicted drug trafficker impersonated his teenage daughter by wearing a silicone mask and wig.
Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said the attorney general would consider litigation claiming that terrorism was committed against Mexicans in El Paso.
At least 22 people have died and dozens more were wounded in the slaughter in Texas.
Facebook said it had suspended more than 350 accounts and pages with about 1.4 million followers.
Prisons like Altamira, where 57 inmates just died, are overcrowded, understaffed and controlled by gangs. But there’s little appetite for reform.