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Latin America in 2017: the year of carrying on

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:47:08 GMT

A round-up of this year’s standout stories, from violence and turmoil to tales of hope






Chile faces second round in tight presidential poll

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:15:24 GMT

Candidates battle for radical voters in surprisingly close race



Mexican presidential frontrunner names cabinet of experts

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:11:05 GMT

López Obrador aims to ease fears that he would wreck economy



Mexico’s central bank raises key rate to 7.25%

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:08:02 GMT













Venezuela lurches further towards dictatorship

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:17:11 GMT

It is vital the international community keeps the pressure on Maduro’s regime






Maduro bans opposition parties from 2018 presidential election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:54:50 GMT

The president is tightening his grip on politics but losing control of the economy



Honduras on knife-edge after disputed election

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 04:00:41 GMT

Opposition accuse President Juan Orlando Hernández of rigging vote



Brazil’s low interest rates could prove shortlived

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:21:01 GMT

It is premature for the government of Michel Temer to celebrate



Fernández charged with treason in Argentina

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:32:31 GMT

Ex-president accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires



Chile learns to harvest its formidable solar power opportunities

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:33:32 GMT

Fossil fuels shortage stimulates unprecedented boom in renewable energy investment






Brazil cuts interest rates to record low of 7%

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:27:43 GMT




Lawsuit shows China losing patience with Venezuela

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:00:36 GMT

Subsidiary of state-owned Sinopec files case against PDVSA over unpaid debt



Canada holds rates steady at 1%, loonie slips

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:18:38 GMT







Ikea to take TaskRabbit to Canada and beyond

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:01:08 GMT

Swedish retailer plans to expand newly acquired odd-jobs website from US and UK






Hernández in lead as Honduras election unrest continues

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:58:19 GMT

As many as 11 people have died in violent protests over disputed ballots



Demise of Mugabe shows how Maduro’s rule might end

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:41:59 GMT

Zimbabwe offers lessons to Venezuela, another rich land betrayed by corrupt leaders