Latin America

Nicaraguan police arrest fifth presidential hopeful

Journalist Miguel Mora is the latest potential rival of President Ortega to be held ahead of polls. Source

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Usain Bolt welcomes newborn twin sons Thunder and Saint Leo

The Olympic champion and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett announced the births on Instagram. Source

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Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid ‘critical’ situation

Experts warn the outbreak could worsen amid a slow vaccination programme and the start of winter. Source

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‘I was beating the crocodile on its snout’

The twin sister of a British woman who was attacked by a crocodile in a Mexican lagoon earlier this month…

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Record number of displaced people despite Covid: UN refugee agency

Some 82 million people have been forcibly displaced, more than 1% of the world’s population. Source

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Peru election: Why has no winner been declared?

Ms Fujimori alleges that there has been large-scale election fraud, and last week asked election authorities to annul about 200,000…

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Brazil violence: Huge manhunt after family of four killed

Hundreds of police officers are involved in the search for the 33-year-old suspect. Source

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World Bank rejects El Salvador request for Bitcoin help

This month the country announced plans to become the first nation to make the cryptocurrency legal tender. Source

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‘Construction flaws’ caused deadly Mexico City metro crash

An overpass collapse killed 26 and has put pressure on leading Mexican politicians and businessmen. Source

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Peruvians reweave Incan ‘living bridge’ over river

Usually communities in the Cusco region of Peru come together to replace the Inca rope bridge that crosses the Apurimac…

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