A congressional committee has recommended the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. This paves the way for a vote in the lower house on whether she will face trial. Rousseff is accused of manipulating government accounts.
A group of countries from the Americas says it will scale down diplomatic relations with Venezuela after what it described as an illegitimate presidential election. The 14 states have pledged to recall their ambassadors.
With six months to go until Brazil's presidential elections, the judiciary is taking a tough stance against corrupt politicians. Political outsiders are set to benefit in the upcoming vote. Thomas Milz reports from Rio.
Peru's lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to launch impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Kuczynski. The president is under fire for allegedly taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to decide whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will start serving out a 12-year jail term. Thousands want to see him behind bars, and even the military has weighed in.
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