Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega: detained opponents and business leaders, cancelled rival parties and criminalised dissent over the course of months. Photograph: Cesar Perez/Nicaraguan Presidency/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega easily locked in a fourth consecutive term after suppressing political rivals, results showed on Monday, leading (...)

People wait in line to vote at a polling station in the Nicaraguan capital Managua on Sunday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaraguans went to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by long-time President Daniel Ortega’s ruthless campaign to extend his tight(...)

Relatives wait for information after 116 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Photograph: EPA

Ecuador’s national police service said on Thursday it had sent in 400 officers to restore order at one of the country’s largest prisons after a riot i(...)

The leftist Pedro Castillo (C), accompanied by his formula to the vice presidency Dina Boluarte (L), greets supporters from a balcony after being proclaimed president-elect of the country. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar/EPA

After a bitterly disputed count that lasted 43 days, hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo was finally declared the winner of Peru’s presidential electio(...)

Haitian president Jovenel Moise pictured at  a military parade in Port au Prince, Haiti, in November, 2019. Photograph: EPA

Haiti has declared a state of emergency after the assassination of its president Jovenel Moïse, who was shot dead during the night in his private home(...)

Inmates lined up during a security operation under the watch of police at the Izalco prison in San Salvador. Photograph: El Salvador President Press Office via AP

Rights groups condemned El Salvador’s president on Monday for releasing startling photos of hundreds of jailed gang members stripped to underwear and (...)

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard (left), receives former president from Bolivia Evo Morales  and former vice president Álvaro García Linera at the International Airport of Mexico City, Mexico on Tuesday. Photograph: Maria Guzmán/EPA

Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to stay in politics as security forces back home quelled unrest over the lon(...)

Opposition supporters celebrate the resignation of Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, in La Paz on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election,(...)

 Bolivian president Evo Morales during a press conference in El Alto. Photograph:  Enzo De Luca/Bolivian Presidency/AFP

Bolivian president Evo Morales agreed on Sunday to hold a new presidential election at the recommendation of the Organization of American States (OAS)(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace, La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Pazon Thursday. Photograph:  David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales rebuked a regional election observer mission on Thursday for questioning the legitimacy of what he insisted was an outr(...)

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