Bolivia has formally charged three people with murdering a top official during a miners' strike. The three defendants include the head of a mining federation and his close associates.
Venezuela has jailed opposition leader Daniel Ceballos who was under house arrest and expelled visiting MPs from Ecuador. The opposition has called for early elections and is preparing to hold nationwide rallies.
Members of an obscure rebel group have killed eight soldiers in Paraguay just days after leftist guerrillas and Colombia reached an historic peace deal. The government has vowed to stamp out 'terrorists.'
The impeachment trial against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff continued into a third day. Former Brazilian Economy Minister Nelson Barbosa said Rousseff did "nothing remotely illegal."
Authorities have arrested more than 40 protesting miners in Bolivia after a minister was beaten to death. President Evo Morales has called for three days of mourning and blamed the protests on a 'political conspiracy.'
The UN has prepared a far-reaching mission employing hundreds of observers to verify an end to the fifty-year conflict between the government and FARC rebels. The deal is set to be tested by a referendum in October.
After 13 years at the head of Brazilian politics, the Workers' Party was dealt another huge blow. Former President Lula da Silva will not be able to come to embattled leader Rousseff's aid as he faces charges of his own.
A suspect has been charged with three counts of murder after a violent attack in eastern Toronto. The man was previously convicted over a series of bank robberies in which he became known for the use of disguises.
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Pupils from the German School near Buenos Aires have stirred up controversy after they went to a costume ball at a disco in Bariloche. The boys sported Nazi symbols like the Hitler mustache and the swastika.
Canadian police have detained a 35-year-old man over an apparent homicide involving a crossbow. Toronto authorities later found a suspicious package they claim was linked to the crossbow incident.
A former general is among those who have been sentenced to life in prison by an Argentine court. The defendants were all charged with commiting major human rights abuses.
Rodolfo Illanes has been killed by angry miners after being kidnapped, local media reported. Tensions have run high amid protests aimed at countering new mining legislation.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is letting its women wear the hijab as a part of their uniform. The decision comes as several towns in France banned Muslim women from wearing the Burkini on their beaches.
The Colombian government has reached a historic truce with the armed rebel group. An insurgency has been ongoing in the country for decades, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead.
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