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New clashes in Rio over dancer death

Relatives and friends of Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira mourn during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, April 24, 2014.

Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.

  • 25 April 2014

Bolivia dismisses protesting troops

Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.

  • 25 April 2014

Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants

Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.

  • 24 April 2014

Argentina approves Repsol payment

Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.

  • 24 April 2014

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

  • 24 April 2014

Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.

  • 23 April 2014

Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.

  • 23 April 2014

Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.

  • 23 April 2014

Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez

Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.

  • 22 April 2014

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.

  • 22 April 2014

Future of the net debated in Brazil

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

  • 23 April 2014
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