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Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru.
Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.
Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.
Rio plunged into five days of hedonistic revelry Friday as the city's legendary carnival opened, with King Momo taking the keys of the city and declaring joy by decree.
US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, accusing his government of "fascism" over its handling of nationwide protests.
A group led by China's State Grip Corp. Friday won rights to build power lines to the huge Belo Monte dam in Brazil's Amazon.
Several Brazilian states, including three set to host June World Cup action, suffered power outages Tuesday, fueling fears over the country's ability to keep the lights on.
Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday railed against US spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders set up by Venezuela's late anti-US leader Hugo Chavez.
A secret CIA program helped Colombia kill at least two dozen leftist FARC guerrilla leaders, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Brazil and China will launch a new joint environmental monitoring satellite next year to replace one which failed to enter orbit earlier this month, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said Tuesday.
Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
A total of 130 couples said "I do" in a mass wedding Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's Superior Court of Justice, marking the city's first gay civil marriages.
Negotiations on a global trade deal teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as Latin American countries objected to the removal of a reference to the US embargo on Cuba, the WTO said.
The head of Honduras' electoral tribunal on Wednesday declared conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the presidential poll, amid allegations of vote-rigging from the losing leftist candidate.
Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.
Hundreds of demonstrators blocked streets in the Honduras capital Tuesday in support of the leftist presidential candidate, who is claiming victory though authorities say the conservative won.
Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov says that Kazakhstan makes up for being landlocked by diversifying its foreign relations.
Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian reporter who broke many of the recent stories about secret US surveillance programs, claimed that all Latin American countries had been spied on by Washington.
Many Latin American leaders were no-shows at the opening of the 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama, revealing the foundering direction of the annual forum.
The United States hailed "significant advancement" in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labor.
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