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Pontiff`s order elects first non-European `black pope`

For the first time in its almost 500-year history, the Roman Catholic Jesuit order on Friday elected a non-European as its leader, a post informally known as the "black pope".

Stunned Latin America exhorts Colombia to keep seeking peace

Latin America bemoaned Colombian voters` rejection of a peace deal with Marxist insurgents but regional leaders urged Bogota to keep pursing efforts to end the longest-running conflict in the Americas.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer sworn in

In his first televised address to the nation after being sworn in as president through 2018, Michel Temer called on Brazilians to unite behind him in working to rescue the economy.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Zika epidemic likely to peter out within 3 years

"The current explosive epidemic will burn itself out due to a phenomenon called herd immunity," said Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial's School of Public Health.

Colombia government, rebels agree to full ceasefire

Colombia government, rebels agree to full ceasefire

Colombia`s government and the FARC guerrilla group reached agreement Wednesday on a definitive ceasefire in Latin America`s longest civil war, they said in a joint statement.

Brazil impeachment drive against President Dilma Rousseff tips into chaos​

The impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was thrown into confusion on Monday when the acting speaker of the lower house of Congress annulled an April vote by lawmakers that launched the process.

Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Bogota Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Oil prices extend fall with no end in sight for glut

Oil prices were pulled down in early trading on Thursday as OPEC warned of slowing demand and major exporter Russia hinted that there would only be a loose agreement with little commitments at the upcoming exporter meeting to rein in ballooning oversupply.

Costa Rica urges LatAm response to Cuban, African migrants

Costa Rica urged Latin American nations Tuesday to coordinate efforts on handling Cuban and African migrants traveling through the region in bids to enter the United States.

JNU councillor alleges that door of his room defaced

A councillor from JNU's School of International Studies has alleged that the door of his hostel room was defaced and the national flag sticker pasted on it was torn, following which he has registered a complaint with the warden.

Top EU diplomat to visit Cuba over bilateral ties

Cuba is the only Latin American country without a bilateral treaty with the European Union.

Arrested Facebook top executive freed in Brazil

Arrested Facebook top executive freed in Brazil

Facebook spokesman Matt Steinfeld confirmed to technology website Ars Technica that executive Diego Dzodan has been released.

Facebook's Latin America vice president arrested in Brazil

Facebook's Latin America vice president arrested in Brazil

In a press release, the federal police stated that Dzodan had been arrested in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.

Zika can trigger severe neurological disorder: Study

Scientists on Tuesday said they had confirmed that the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and blamed for severe birth defects can also trigger a dangerous neurological disorder.

Bolivia`s President Evo Morales loses fourth term bid in official results

Bolivia`s President Evo Morales loses fourth term bid in official results

Bolivia`s President Evo Morales has lost his bid to seek a fourth term, his first direct election defeat since taking office in 2006, according to official results released Tuesday.

Vatican says chill, Pope Francis not backing pill

The Vatican on Friday moved swiftly to dampen claims Pope Francis had signalled a significant relaxation of the Catholic Church's ban on contraception in response to an outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the US has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits.

Lupin appoints Martin Mercer as head of Latin American biz

Drug major Lupin Monday appointed Martin Mercer as President of its Latin American business with immediate effect.

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

There is loaded history lingering in the air in Peru as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and her team jet into Lima for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank from Friday to Sunday.