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Populism’s ride to victory in Peru spells trouble New! 2021-04-15 00:00:44Voters across the region are venting their fury at political classes they believe have failed

Brazil seeks $1bn cash upfront for preservation of New! 2021-04-14 11:43:17Environment minister says Bolsonaro’s government has done enough to deserve the funding

Ecuador’s president-elect faces ‘titanic challenges’ 2021-04-14 06:00:33Dire economy and deep political divisions complicate task for incoming leader Guillermo Lasso

Latin America needs better leaders after Covid 2021-04-13 13:38:22Populists of the left and right will not help the world’s worst-hit region

FT ranking: The Americas’ fastest-growing companies 2021 2021-04-13 03:01:08Digital companies dominate, with a fintech lender knocking games maker Niantic off the top spot

Latin American markets: shot in the arm required 2021-04-13 00:00:07Rise in competition from China has cut back EM investor interest in the region

Far-left activist leads in Peru presidential election upset 2021-04-12 09:15:17Nationalisation advocate Pedro Castillo likely to face conservative rival in June run-off

Millionaire businessman Guillermo Lasso elected Ecuador’s president 2021-04-12 09:10:22Government bonds surge as former banker pulls off remarkable win over leftist Andrés Arauz

Ecuadorians face stark choice in presidential election 2021-04-11 12:46:12Winner will have to revive economy of state indebted to IMF, bondholders and Chinese banks

Rising inflation complicates Brazil’s Covid-19 crisis 2021-04-11 06:00:52Silent scourge of hunger and poverty runs parallel to coronavirus pandemic

Exit of Cuba’s last Castro brings curtain down 2021-04-09 06:00:34Retirement of Fidel’s brother Raúl as party chief comes as country faces severe economic crisis

Unaccompanied children at US-Mexico border hits record high 2021-04-08 16:18:12Pressure on Biden administration to counter rise in migrants from Central America

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Minnesota officer to be charged over death of New! 2021-04-14 14:23:31Minnesota authorities arrested the police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a scuffle that followed a routine traffic stop and said they wou

Canada: Quebec's ambitions for energy transition New! 2021-04-14 09:52:32With its extensive network of hydroelectric dams, the Canadian province of Quebec has long been the country's leading energy producer. It'

Haiti’s government resigns, president appoints new PM 2021-04-14 07:46:28Haiti's government has resigned and a new prime minister has been appointed, President Jovenel Moise announced on Wednesday, saying the change was ai

Peru’s presidential runoff pits far-left teacher against rightwing 2021-04-14 04:17:40Far-left labor unionist Pedro Castillo and rightwing populist Keiko Fujimori will square off in a second round of presidential elections that analysts

Derek Chauvin trial: defence begins for officer charged 2021-04-14 00:01:17The attorney for Derek Chauvin began his defence of the former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday, calling his first witnesses in an effort to sow

Minnesota police chief, officer resign over death of 2021-04-13 19:31:02The suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black motorist during an encounter that began as a routine traffic stop, and the

Rule of lawlessness? Haitians outraged over spike in 2021-04-13 13:59:07What to do when armed gangs have more firepower than the police? In Haiti, last Sunday's kidnapping for ransom of seven Catholic clerics throws the s

US recommends ‘pause’ in Johnson & Johnson vaccines 2021-04-13 13:51:21The United States’ federal agencies have recommended today a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six women unde

Johnson & Johnson delays Covid-19 vaccine rollout in 2021-04-13 08:16:26Johnson & Johnson says it is delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in Europe amid a US probe into rare blood clots.

Second night of protests in Minneapolis after officer 2021-04-12 23:11:52Fresh protests broke out Tuesday night in Minneapolis despite a curfew implemented after a police officer fatally shot a young Black man when she conf

Weinstein indicted in California on sex assault charges, 2021-04-12 23:01:36Harvey Weinstein has been indicted in California on sexual assault charges, one of his lawyers said on Monday, as the former Hollywood movie

One killed, officer hurt in Tennessee school shooting, 2021-04-12 17:55:22One person was killed at a Knoxville, Tennessee, high school on Monday and a police officer was wounded when police confronted an armed suspect.

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