Pope Francis has made an unexpected request for his upcoming trip to Bolivia – he wants to chew coca leaves, the natural source of cocaine, according to a government official. Bolivia says it will “await the Holy Father” with the "sacred" leaves.
Argentina has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to foreign drilling companies operating in the vicinity of Falklands / Malvinas Islands, saying they have failed to obtain the necessary permissions from Buenos Aires to conduct exploration.
In his first interview with the media since 1996, Manuel Noriega, Panama’s imprisoned former dictator apologized to the nation for the actions of the military regime which ruled the country for several decades.
New evidence suggests many Colombian officers were involved in hundreds or even thousands of civilian killings between 2002 and 2008, reporting them as combat fatalities to boost body counts in war with armed groups, according to Human Rights Watch.
A 92-year-old Chilean granny collapsed and was taken to hospital. Much to everybody's surprise, routine testing showed she hadn't broken anything, but had been carrying a mummified fetus for as long as five decades.
Margaret Thatcher was outraged by her foreign secretary’s efforts to broker an end to the Falklands War, which cost the lives of 255 British service personnel, a newly-published memoir by the late Conservative leader reveals.
The latest student rally that gathered some 200,000 people on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship, has turned violent with Santiago police shooting tear gas and water cannons against masked stone-throwing protesters.
RT Spanish is to start broadcasting 24/7 across Ecuador this year. The country has joined Argentina and Venezuela, where RT broadcasts alongside national TV channels, in a move that will promote an alternative to mainstream media news coverage.