Protesters took to the streets of several cities to denounce the reforms which they see as an unwarranted attack on the society in a time of dire economic straits due to the pandemic.
Authorities are investigating 37 inmates after the latest outbreak of violence at a prison in Guayaquil – one of the four jails where gang warfare broke out in February in Ecuador's worst-ever prison violence.
Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, clearing the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.
The image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen captured the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi was hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at a care home in Sao Paulo.
Driven primarily by the far-right white supremacists, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists, domestic terrorism has never peaked this high in the last 25 years, a new study reveals.
With nearly 90 percent of ballots counted, leftist Pedro Castillo was in the lead with 18.83 percent - much higher than predicted by opinion polls which had not even placed him in the top five.
Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso declared himself Ecuador's president-elect as socialist opponent Andres Arauz conceded defeat in Sunday's election with 98 percent of the votes counted.
Hernando de Soto, a liberal economist, and leftist professor Pedro Castillo, have both edged to the front of the pack following late gains in support, according to the latest opinion poll.
Whoever wins will take over from President Lenin Moreno on May 24 and will immediately face an economic crisis exacerbated by a 7.8 percent contraction in GDP in 2020.
Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst daily death toll.
Venezuela's armed forces have engaged in clashes with Colombian armed groups in the western border state of Apure since March 21, displacing thousands of civilians towards Colombia.
Foreign Minister Araujo resigns amid controversy over the government's problems securing more Covid-19 vaccines; while Defence Minister Fernando Silva exited unexpectedly, putting more pressure on President Bolsonaro to address pandemic seriously.
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