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Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's, in runoff

Ecuador votes Sunday in a presidential runoff that will decide whether it follows Latin America's recent shift to the right, and could seal the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Several strong earthquakes rattle coastal Ecuador leaving some areas without power

Several strong earthquakes rattle coastal Ecuador leaving some areas without power

Several strong earthquakes rattled Ecuador's northwestern coast in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, leaving some areas without power but with no reports of casualties.

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, damages homes; no casualties

Peru lies on the so-called "Ring of Fire" -- an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Brexit a chance for closer EU security ties: Germany

The EU should take advantage of Britain`s departure from the union to forge a common security policy.

61 migrants from Central, South America rescued in Mexico

Mexico's federal agents and marines rescued 61 Central and South American migrants during two different operations, federal and state authorities said on Saturday.

No laughing matter: WATCH national anthem blunder at Copa America Centenario

No laughing matter: WATCH national anthem blunder at Copa America Centenario

Uruguayans are the proud 15-time champions of South America, a continent which still continues to dominate the world football despite the presence of European powerhouses.

Death toll from Ecuador earthquake tops 650

Ecuador's government says the death toll from last week's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake has risen to 654 with another 58 people missing.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, said officials.

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History reveals that the evolution of modern birds was greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

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.

Nearly 700 killed by Dengue in Brazil: Health Officials

 Health officials in Brazil said Tuesday a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America.

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end their half-century conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.

GM first-quarter profit misses estimates on South America, Russia weakness

General Motors posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday on weakness in South America and Russia and a higher tax rate, sending shares down 3.5 percent.

BRICS bank opens cooperation opportunities with S America: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the establishment of the BRICS development bank opens up newer opportunities of cooperation with nations of South America.

Products for global markets on anvil, eyeing S America: Tata Motors

Adopting a global approach to offset the risk of depending only on its home market, India's Tata Motors is developing products that would suit global markets as well, as it also explores opportunity to enter the South American continent.

China, South American trading bloc eye $200 bn trade

China and South American trading bloc Mercosur pledged here to further promote economic cooperation and lift bilateral trade to USD 200 billion in 2016.