A woman holds up an image of Alberto Nisman at his funeral in Buenos Aires. The Argentinian public prosecutor died in mysterious circumstances the day before he was to testify about allegations against the president. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Alberto Nisman’s death exposes ferocious nature of Argentina’s political disputes

Auguste Comte: His positivist philosophy looks to science to understand the workings of society. Photograph: Prisma/UIG/Getty Images

Influencing even the flag , the Religion of Humanity is seeking funds for restoration

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: during the campaign she claimed her opponents would inflict austerity on Brazilians if she lost, but since her victory, she has accepted that spending cuts will have to be made, subsidies to consumers unwound and interest rates raised.  Photograph: Joedson Alves/Reuters

Brazilian president tacks party to left during deeply polarising election campaign

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA

Investigation into state-run oil giant has rocked the country with president even in the spotlight

Cubans queue to apply for tourist visas to visit the US at the American Interests Building in Havana. Photograph: Meredith Kohut/New York Times

This week, Barack Obama announced the US would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, but it’s actually America that’s coming in (...)

Michael Lynne: being held in a prison in the city of Recife. Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins

Former solicitor to face charges relating to the collapse of his property empire in 2007

Michael Lynn who  fled from Ireland in October 2007 with debts of €80 million. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil

A judge in Brazil is expected to give ruling on Irish Government request to send him back

Tabaré Vázquez waves a Uruguayan flag to celebrate his victory in the country’s presidential election. His victory follows those in recent weeks for fellow leftists Evo Morales in Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Broad Front win in Uruguay confirms appeal of left-wing rule despite economic slowdown

A young fan of presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front party, Tabaré Vázquez, at a  campaign rally for the movement in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Popular coalition saw economy quadruple in size over past decade

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