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Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

Carmakers with the swiftest transition to electric vehicles (EVs) are projected to increase in value by 108 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to €2 trillion off the value of companies in fossil fuel production, agriculture and car (...)

Evo Morales (C) and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera (L) in El Alto, Bolivia. A 30-strong Organisation of American States election audit team was dispatched to Bolivia this week. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has started an audit of the disputed presidential election that sparked a wave of protests across Bolivia in(...)

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(...)

 A demonstrator clashes with riot police as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno’s decision to slash fuel subsidies, in Quito on Wednesday.  Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP

Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by (...)

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(...)

A burning tract of Amazon jungle is seen as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil . Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an (...)

 Visitors to the Louvre take photos of the Mona Lisa. Photograph: Owen Franken/New York Times

The procession takes a good half-hour, from IM Pei’s glass pyramid to the presence of the world’s most famous woman. There are brief bottlenecks at th(...)

Demonstrators press  for the release of migrant children  in front of a detention centre in Homestead, Florida, on Wednesday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty

Under the baking Florida sun, a small crowd has gathered patiently, hoping to catch a glimpse of the children behind the fence. “This is our 136th da(...)

Pope Francis has said in the past that he would entertain the possibility of ordaining viri probati in remote areas that are deprived of the sacraments. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the door to ordaining married, elderly men to the priesthood, t(...)

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