Crowds including police outside  a school after fatal shootings,  in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack(...)

Venezuela’s president  Nicolás Maduro: told state television the assembly marks “a new era of combat”. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Venezuela on Sunday as voting took place for a controversial new constitutional assembly which critics fear will form(...)