The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gave their unanimous backing Friday to a historic peace deal with the government to end their 52-year conflict,...
Former Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has been arrested as part of a sweeping corruption investigation.
Marxist FARC rebels opened a conference Saturday in remote southeastern Colombia, where they will vote on a historic peace deal reached with the government of...
Party officials say former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fainted on stage at an election rally in Cap Haitien.
The Temple of San Sebastian in the Peruvian city of Cuzco has been badly damaged in a fire.
Brazilians on Friday mourned the death of soap opera star Domingos Montagner, who drowned in a river where his series had been filming and where his character...
Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos has made an apology at a solemn ceremony at the presidential palace for the killings of leftist activists in the 1980s.

UN approves Colombia peace mission

The UN Security Council has approved the deployment of 450 observers to monitor a ceasefire between the government of Colombia and rebels.
A fire has swept through a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazilian media reports say.
Brazil's lower house of congress has voted overwhelmingly to strip the legislative seat from its former Speaker.
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray has resigned following the visit of Donald Trump last week.

Nine die in Guatemala mudslide

At least nine people are dead after a mudslide damaged in a town near Guatemala City.
Two people have died and three are missing after a prawn boat capsized in strong waves caused by Hurricane Newton in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
In the largest of a wave of demonstrations against new Brazilian President Michel Temer, police have used tear gas to disperse protesters.
SBS spoke with the Norwegian mediator who helped broker the historic agreement between Colombia and the FARC rebel group.

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