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Supporters of Bolivia’s opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa shout slogans against supporters of president and candidate Evo Morales. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bolivia after the counting of votes in Sunday’s presidential election descended into controversy with the r(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

Lenin Moreno said Mr Assange had given them directions on how to propagate information on issues important to both him and his financiers. File Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Ecuador’s president has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of hosting hackers at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Lenin Moreno said Mr Assange(...)

A person holds a sign during a rally calling for the release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Peter Rae/EPA.

An individual alleged to have links to Julian Assange has been arrested while trying to leave Ecuador, officials in the country said. The man, said t(...)

Suporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and members of the media gather outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 5th, 2019. Photograph Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

A senior Ecuadorian official said no decision had been made to expel Julian Assange from the country’s London embassy despite tweets from WikiLeaks th(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

Supporters of Guillermo Lasso protest against the early results of Ecuador’s presidential election outside the National Electoral Council in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Ecuador’s socialist president Rafael Correa’s hand-picked candidate for Ecuador’s presidential election was leading the opening round of the poll, alt(...)

Former presidents Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil at the Portugal House in São Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

While this year saw one populist tide sweep in on the democracies of Europe and North America, another was in retreat in South America. In contrast (...)