November 22, 2019 - Sao Paulo, Brazil, Latin America - Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva participates in a Workers Party conference in the industrial suburbs of Sao Paulo, discussing how to galvanize opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro.
November 22, 2019 - Montevideo, Uruguay, Latin America - Uruguayans will vote on Sunday in a presidential ballot that appears set to sweep the right-leaning opposition into power and end the center-left's 15-year rule amid widespread political turbulence in the region.
November 22, 2019 - Managua, Nicaragua, Latin America - An unorthodox alliance between Nicaragua's leftist strongman Daniel Ortega and the nation's most powerful capitalists has splintered. After a decade of working with the president to grow the economy, the business elite are now looking to unseat him after a state crackdown on anti-government protesters left more than 300 people dead last year.
November 22, 2019 - Managua, Nicaragua, Latin America - Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega tried to storm a church on Thursday, with a priest saying they hit churchgoers, as tension ratchets up between Roman Catholics and the government in the Central American country. Footage posted on social media showed protesters pressing against the barricaded door of the San Juan Bautista parish church in the western city of Masaya. Parishioners had gathered for Mass, to be followed by a pilgrimage, in support of mothers in Masaya's cathedral who are on a hunger strike.
November 21, 2019 - La Paz, Bolivia, Latin America - In the Bolivian city of El Alto on Sunday, perched on a barren steppe above the capital La Paz, hundreds of members of the Aymara indigenous group loyal to ousted president Evo Morales pledged to blockade the region's most important gas plant, even if it costs them their lives. For many in El Alto and neighboring rural areas, the battle against Bolivia's interim government - composed mainly of whites from the nation's low-lying east – is a fight for the South American nation's identity.
November 21, 2019 - Guatemala City, Guatemala, Latin America - The first Honduran asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala today from El Paso, Texas, under a controversial U.S. agreement that establishes Guatemala as a safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.
November 20, 2019 - Santiago, Chile, Latin America - Chile's police chief said on Tuesday he has suspended the use of rubber bullets to quell national unrest after a university study revealed they could be made up of as little as 20% rubber and contain harmful substances such as lead.
November 18, 2019 - Caracas, Venezuela, Latin America - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro embraced the currency of his bitter rival the United States on Sunday, calling it an "escape valve" that can help the country weather its economic crisis amid U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing him from power.
November 13, 2019 - La Paz, Bolivia, Latin America - Bolivia's fledgling interim leader Jeanine Anez, who assumed the role today, faces an immediate challenge from lawmakers supporting ousted leader Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday amid rising pressure over a disputed Oct. 20 election.
November 13, 2019 - Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, North America - Seeking more details after hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack which continues to foul up the company's systems.