France24 says Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday dismissed the president of state oil giant Petrobras, who had been in the job for only 40 days.
France24 says Ecuadoran police on Tuesday said 200 convicts who escaped following a deadly prison riot have been recaptured in 24 hours, with 20 still at large.
TRT World says at least six people have been killed and four wounded in armed clashes between alleged gang members at an indoor football match in Guatemala.
The Guardian says former Colombia captain Freddy Rincón has died aged 55 after sustaining severe head injuries in a car crash.
TRT World says thousands of Argentines have marched for jobs, food, and more social aid as rampant inflation undermines government efforts to raise living standards.
France24 says after another bloody year in Ecuador’s interminable cycle of prison violence, authorities appear no closer to taking control.
TRT World says Peruvian authorities have said that a fifth person died in the ongoing anti-government protests sparked by rising fuel prices.
The Independent says El Salvador’s congress granted President Nayib Bukele’s request to declare a state of emergency early Sunday during a wave of gang-related killings over the weekend.
TRT World says Brazilian tribal leaders and advocates have criticised the granting of an Indigenous rights award to President Jair Bolsonaro.
TRT World says a landslide in the northern Peruvian town of Retamas has buried dozens of homes and trapped at least 15 people, according to authorities.
TRT World says Brazilian environmental groups have urged the EU to pass aggressive legislation banning all imports linked to deforestation.
Arab News says an explosion at a coal mine in Colombia’s Boyaca province killed 11 people and left four missing, the ANM said.
The Guardian says Colombia has decriminalised abortion during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, adding to a recent string of legal victories for reproductive rights in Latin America.
Euronews says At least 104 people have died from floods and mudslides that swept away homes and cars in the city of Petropolis.
France24 says At least 94 people died in the historic Brazilian mountain town of Petropolis, local government officials said on Wednesday.
TRT World news says at least 14 people have died and 35 others injured in a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Colombia, the national disaster management agency said.
The Metro says at least 11 people have been killed in a landslide after Ecuador was rocked by its heaviest flooding in nearly two decades.
TRT World says Torrential rain in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has killed 10 people in two days, according to an official report.
The Metro says Ten people have died and more than 30 injured after part of a canyon collapsed onto tourist boats in Brazil.
Gabriel Boric has become Chile’s youngest ever leader at the age of 35 after the left-wing candidate won in the presidential election.
Aljazeera says A left-wing legislator who rose to prominence during anti-government protests in Chile has been elected the country’s next president.
The blow to economic growth comes as President Jair Bolsonaro prepares for his re-election campaign.
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