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Chile education dispute deepens
Chilean students demanding educational reform announce new protests after pulling out of talks with the government. 10/10/2011 00:52
Paraguay backs expatriate voting
Voters in Paraguay back a proposal to allow the large number of citizens living abroad to vote in general elections. 10/10/2011 08:10
Colombia troops seek kidnap girl
The Colombian army kills five suspected ELN rebels as they search for a kidnapped girl whose abduction has caused a national outcry. 08/10/2011 23:16
California enacts pro-migrant law
The governor of California, Jerry Brown, signs into law legislation allowing illegal immigrants to receive state aid to attend college. 09/10/2011 06:04
New Zealand 33-10 Argentina
Piri Weepu kicks seven penalties to help New Zealand beat Argentina in Auckland and secure a World Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Australia. 09/10/2011 10:18
Mexico arrests over mass killings
Mexican troops arrest eight suspects in the murder of nearly 70 people in the eastern city of Veracruz, where drugs gangs have been fighting for control. 07/10/2011 23:55
Chavez launches election alliance
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela relaunches a left-wing coalition, the Great Patriotic Pole, designed to help him win reelection next year. 08/10/2011 00:58
Brazil inflation rate accelerates
Brazil's inflation rate rises to its highest point in six years, just over a month after the central bank cut the cost of borrowing. 07/10/2011 19:16
Shakira opens new Ukraine stadium
The Colombian pop star Shakira and Ukraine's President, Viktor Yanukovych, have opened a 70,000-seat stadium in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. 09/10/2011 02:27
Alabama immigration law appealed
The US government asks an appeals court to block a tough immigration law in Alabama, saying it could cause discrimination against legal citizens. 07/10/2011 19:37
US frees Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez
Rene Gonzalez, one of five Cubans convicted of spying, is released from a Florida prison but must remain in the US for three years. 07/10/2011 15:05
Country profile: Antigua and Barbuda
Key facts, figures and dates 18/01/2011 16:49
Country profile: Argentina
Key facts, figures and dates 05/04/2011 11:01
Country profile: Bahamas
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 14:53
Country profile: Barbados
Key facts, figures and dates 28/04/2011 14:21
Country profile: Belize
Key facts, figures and dates 28/09/2011 10:28
Country profile: Bolivia
Key facts, figures and dates 05/04/2011 15:35
Country profile: Brazil
Key facts, figures and dates 19/03/2011 15:55
Chile country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 06/08/2011 16:04
Country profile: Colombia
Key facts, figures and dates 07/04/2011 17:14
Costa Rica profile
Key facts, figures and dates 09/08/2011 15:42
Country profile: Cuba
Key facts, figures and dates 26/05/2011 15:54
Country profile: Dominica
Key facts, figures and dates 17/06/2011 13:42
Country profile: Dominican Republic
Key facts, figures and dates 28/04/2011 14:36
Ecuador country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 09/05/2011 15:01
Country profile: El Salvador
Key facts, figures and dates 07/04/2011 15:39
Country profile: Grenada
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 15:30
Country profile: Guatemala
Key facts, figures and dates 12/04/2011 11:28
Country profile: Guyana
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 10:17
Country profile: Haiti
Key facts, figures and dates 05/10/2011 11:14
Honduras country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 12:29
Country profile: Jamaica
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 11:16
Country profile: Mexico
Key facts, figures and dates 02/04/2011 20:02
Country profile: Nicaragua
Key facts, figures and dates 05/04/2011 15:49
Country profile: Panama
Key facts, figures and dates 05/04/2011 14:50
Country profile: Paraguay
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 17:34
Peru country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 28/07/2011 18:03
Country profile: Suriname
Key facts, figures and dates 05/04/2011 15:06
St Kitts and Nevis country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 11:38
Country profile: St Lucia
Key facts, figures and dates 12/04/2011 11:44
Country profile: St Vincent and the Grenadines
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 15:57
Country profile: Trinidad and Tobago
Key facts, figures and dates 26/01/2011 14:52
Uruguay country profile
Key facts, figures and dates 12/04/2011 12:22
Country profile: Venezuela
Key facts, figures and dates 16/07/2011 20:19
Regions and territories: Anguilla
Key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 29/04/2011 09:59
Regions and territories: Aruba
An overview of Aruba including key facts, political leaders and the media 29/04/2011 10:04
Regions and territories: Bermuda
An overview of Bermuda, including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 28/04/2011 14:24
Regions and territories: British Virgin Islands
An overview of the British Virgin Islands, including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 29/04/2011 10:09
Regions and territories: Cayman Islands
An overview of the Caymans, including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 29/04/2011 10:17
Regions and territories: Curacao
A profile of the Dutch territory in the Caribbean 28/04/2011 14:47
Regions and territories: Falkland Islands
An overview of the Falkland Islands, including key facts, political leaders and the media 29/04/2011 10:21
Regions and territories: French Guiana
An overview of French Guiana including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 29/04/2011 10:24
Regions and territories: Guadeloupe
A profile of the French Caribbean territory 29/04/2011 10:27
Regions and territories: Martinique
An overview of the French overseas department in the Caribbean 29/04/2011 10:35
Regions and territories: Montserrat
Key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 29/04/2011 10:38
Regions and territories: Puerto Rico
An overview of Puerto Rico, including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media 16/06/2011 08:52
Regions, territories: Turks and Caicos Islands
A profile of the British overseas territory in the West Indies 07/12/2010 14:13
VIDEO: Rio's Christ statue turns 80
The 80th anniversary of Rio's world famous Christ the Redeemer monument is to be marked with concerts and religious services. 07/10/2011 21:47
VIDEO: Bolivian protesters march on La Paz
More than 1,000 protesters who oppose the construction of a highway through indigenous territory and a national park, are continuing their long march towards Bolivia's main city, La Paz. 08/10/2011 04:40
VIDEO: Mexico arrests over mass killings
The Mexican navy has arrested eight suspects in the murder of 32 people whose bodies were found in the eastern city of Veracruz on Thursday. 08/10/2011 03:47
VIDEO: Aztec ceremonial platform unearthed
Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered a round ceremonial platform they say may have been used for Aztec rituals more than 500 years ago. 07/10/2011 16:39
Bolivia turns coca into compost
Bolivia aims to make good use of seized illegal coca crops 10/10/2011 10:15
Chavez cancer puts spotlight on Venezuela's healthcare
The debate over Venezuela's two tier healthcare 08/10/2011 08:12
In pictures: Chile protests
New clashes between Chilean police and students 06/10/2011 23:04
Volcano ash still clouds life for Argentines
Argentines still struggling after June volcanic eruption 04/10/2011 07:24
Bolivia road row hits Evo Morales
Amazon road project dents support for Bolivia's Evo Morales 03/10/2011 13:28
Ecuador army used to boost police
Ecuador turns to army to boost police 29/09/2011 00:38
Hispanic education in crisis
How Latinos are falling behind at school - and why US will suffer 27/09/2011 19:40

 

 

 

 

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