Latin America

Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven

After invasive rats and goats were removed from Redonda, the island’s wildlife has been thriving. Source

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Covid in Brazil: Hunger worsens in city slums

The country struggling to contain a Covid-19 surge faces a possible explosion of poverty. Source

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Brazil ‘needs $10bn to reach zero emissions’ says minister

Brazil is also seeking aid from the US in return for protecting the Amazon rainforest. Source

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Raúl Castro steps down as Cuban Communist Party leader

The man who took over from Raúl Castro as president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, may well succeed him now as the party’s…

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Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success

The country’s vaccination rollout is one of the fastest in the world, so why are Covid cases surging? Source

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St Vincent volcano: ‘We don’t know if we can go home’

Volcanic eruptions force residents from their homes and leave much of the island blanketed in ash Source

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Mayan urn returned to Mexico by Albion College

The urn, made between 900 and 1600 AD, has been housed at Albion College, Michigan, since 1969. Source

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Mexico arrests 30 marines over disappearances in Tamaulipas

The victims went missing in 2014 when the marines were deployed near the US border, officials say. Source

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Peru election: Leftwinger Pedro Castillo takes surprise lead

His support seems to have come in particular from remote rural areas, which pollsters rarely reach. Mr Castillo thanked them…

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St Vincent volcano: Power cuts after another ‘explosive event’

People on the island of St Lucia, which is around 76km north of St Vincent, have been warned to expect…

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