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Mexico’s president spooks markets with central bank nominee 2021-11-24 12:12:13Peso slides to lowest level since March after unexpected nomination of Victoria Rodríguez Ceja

Hochschild shares rebound after Peru backtracks on mine 2021-11-24 11:56:24London-listed precious metals group had lost 25% of its value after country’s PM ordered flagship project to shut

Mexico’s next central bank governor in doubt 2021-11-23 18:46:02Revelation of López Obrador’s rethink on choice of Arturo Herrera sparks concern at time of high inflation

Mexico’s opposition pushes back on rules to fast-track 2021-11-23 13:16:54López Obrador says the move will clear bureaucratic hurdles but critics say it is unconstitutional

Brazil’s finance minister vows ‘fight to the end’ 2021-11-23 05:00:32Paulo Guedes says forecasts of recession are wrong and country is in ‘V-shaped’ recovery

El Salvador’s ‘bitcoin bonds’ plan gets wary reception 2021-11-22 12:50:31Investors say Nayib Bukele’s scheme could push the country further away from access to traditional debt markets

Chilean voters give conservatives an edge ahead of 2021-11-22 12:32:06Markets rise as rightwing candidate leads leftist rival ahead of decisive ballot next month

Hochschild shares drop by 27% after Peru seeks 2021-11-22 03:20:44London-listed group vows to fight government move and insists projects meet best environmental standards

López Obrador has little to show for his 2021-11-22 00:00:05Mexico president’s personal credibility is strong but state institutions lack resources to tackle graft

El Salvador plans ‘bitcoin city’ powered by volcano 2021-11-21 12:31:35President of central American nation says project will be financed by $1bn of bonds

Chile on edge as voters lean to extremes 2021-11-20 06:00:41Polls suggest deep partisan divisions are likely in Sunday’s vote as Piñera era draws towards a close

North America leaders seek accords on migrants and 2021-11-18 23:16:07Biden tries to smooth over frictions with neighbours in first summit since 2016

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Big Flotilla of Illegal Gold Miners Splits Up 2021-11-27 17:08:47Hundreds of barges of illegal miners dredging for gold were navigating along the Madeira River in the Brazilian Amazon on Friday, and researchers said

In Honduras, Parties Flag Fears of Fraud Ahead 2021-11-27 16:20:49Warnings of potential foul play are flying from all sides ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Honduras, raising fears of possible disputes and

Cuban Journalists Say Facebook Curbs Ability to Work 2021-11-26 17:54:18Facebook has been accused of blocking independent journalists in Cuba from sharing posts as opposition groups have called for protests to continue aga

UN Recap: November 20-26, 2021 2021-11-26 13:28:21Editor's note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the United Nations perch.  

Border Wall Exhibition Opens at National Building Museum 2021-11-26 08:40:00An exhibition that examines the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The Wall/El Mur

Canada’s Smallest Province Draws Immigrants from Around the 2021-11-25 09:44:00Prince Edward Island, made famous globally by the Anne of Green Gables novels, is the smallest province in Canada. In recent years, it has been attrac

Canada 'Extremely Disappointed' That US to Raise Softwood 2021-11-24 23:45:08The United States has decided to almost double the duties on Canadian softwood lumber from most producers to 17.9%, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng sa

Golden Stock Exchange Bull, Set Amid Brazil Poverty, 2021-11-24 22:18:03Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange and didn't have to wait long for it to cras

Haiti Prime Minister Appoints New Cabinet Amid Turmoil  2021-11-24 21:15:14Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassinati

US, Mexico Still Working on Returning Asylum-Seekers to 2021-11-24 20:39:42The Biden administration and Mexico have not yet agreed to restart a Trump-era program obliging asylum-seekers to await U.S. court hearings in Mexico,

World Security Chiefs Debate Military Response to Climate 2021-11-24 17:42:11Journalist and political scientist Thomas Ricks, paraphrasing the poet Allen Ginsberg, wrote in Foreign Policy magazine 11 years ago, “I see the

US to Remove Colombia's FARC from Terror List 2021-11-23 18:59:19The U.S. government has notified Congress that it will remove the official terror group designation from former rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forc

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Stephen Sondheim, Broadway musical legend, dies aged 91 2021-11-27 02:09:24Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rh

Maduro makes surprise visit to Havana as Cuba 2021-11-26 01:20:07Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a surprise appearance in Havana Thursday at the inauguration of the Fidel Castro Ruz centre, which preserves

Colombia marks five years since signing of historic 2021-11-24 22:10:39Colombia on Wednesday marked five years since the signing of historic peace accords that ended a near six-decade conflict that claimed tens of th

All three accused convicted of murder in death 2021-11-24 15:01:59All three White men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger nation

UN hails Colombian peace process, despite setbacks, as 2021-11-24 00:04:46United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he celebrates the advances made to implement Colombia’s 2016 peace deal with t

Wisconsin parade ramming claims sixth victim as eight-year-old 2021-11-23 23:05:15An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday as a result of a man driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, with a crimi

NASA launches test run of asteroid-deflecting spacecraft 2021-11-23 21:47:36A NASA mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid – a test run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping

US to release 50 million barrels of oil 2021-11-23 18:55:01The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday it will release millions of barrels of oil from strategic reserves in coordination

US jury awards $25m in damages over Charlottesville 2021-11-23 18:01:23In a mixed verdict, a jury awarded more than $25 million in damages Tuesday against white nationalist leaders for violence that erupted during the 201

US teen found not guilty on all charges 2021-11-19 15:38:33A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men during racial justice protests in a decision that igni

US House passes Biden’s historic social spending bill 2021-11-19 12:52:12US lawmakers voted Friday to elevate President Joe Biden's giant social welfare bill to the Senate, in a major step forward for his vision to create

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges to highest level in 2021-11-19 04:31:14The area deforested in Brazil's Amazon reached a 15-year high after a 22% jump from the prior year, according to official data published Thursday.&nb

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