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Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó waves to supporters at a rally against President Nicolás Maduro’s government in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Rival presidents led rival mass rallies in Venezuela this weekend as the country’s political stand-off intensified with embattled President Nicolás Ma(...)

Embattled  Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro speaks  to members of  the Venezuelan armed forces  during a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, earlier this month. File photograph: Cristian Hernandez/EPA

Time has been called too often on the chavista regime during its two decades in charge of Venezuela for anyone to declare with confidence that its end(...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right presidential candidate, shout slogans during a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the weekend. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

The campaign of Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of fascism and coup-mongering after a video emerged of his s(...)

Supporters of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with a giant inflatable doll known as “Pixuleco”, representing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with a mask of presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil’s already bitter presidential election is slipping into legal acrimony that threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the eventual winner. The (...)

Street protest in  Sao Paulo against Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this weekend to protest against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who leads opin(...)

Marcello Siciliano  has been accused by an unidentified witness of involvement in activist Marielle Franco’s murder, an allegation he denies. Photograph:  Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty

A colleague on Rio de Janeiro’s city council has been named as a lead suspect in the murder of Marielle Franco and her driver in March. In a crime th(...)

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hold signs during the supreme court’s sentence ruling in São Bernardo do Campo. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

With his failure to secure a writ of habeas corpus from Brazil’s supreme court Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is now much closer to prison than realising t(...)

Followers of the political party Farc during the closing of their election campaign, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. Photograph: Felipe Caicedo/Reuters

The former guerrilla movement Farc faces a drubbing on Sunday in its first electoral contest since it transformed itself into a political party follow(...)

A demonstrator throws stones in recent days during a protest against a campaign rally  for Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, known as “Timochenko”, the presidential candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) political party. Echeverri was to hold a  meeting during a visit to  Yumbo in recent days but was forced to leave because of the violence. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

It is now more than a year since the Colombian government ratified a peace deal with Farc rebels that had been rejected by a narrow majority in a refe(...)

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends a campaign rally to launch his presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, in São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

When an appeal court upheld the corruption conviction of former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last month, leaders of his Workers’ Party w(...)

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