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ELECTION THIS SUNDAY

FARC deal crucial in Colombia presidential poll

Colombia to vote in the first presidential ballot since the 2016 peace deal with the former guerrillas. Opinion polls put 41-year-old senator Ivan Duque as the favouirite, buoyed by support from hardline ex-president Álvaro Uribe.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

maduro re-elected

After defeat, Venezuela opposition vows to unite

Venezuelan officials have declared socialist leader Nicolás Maduro the winner of Sunday’s presidential election. Maduro’s leading challenger has questioned the legitimacy of the vote and called for new balloting.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

BY Mauricio Rabuffetti

CRIME AND SECURITY

Uruguay unnerved by spike in violence

The killing of two youngsters has shone a light on the growing number of murders in Uruguay. There were 147 in the first four months of the year, data shows, compared with 81 in the same period in 2017 -- an increase of more than 80%.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, AP

HISTORIC HANDOVER IN HAVANA

Cuba’s 'lost generation' takes power

The April 19 hand-off was the centrepiece of a broader transition to a group of leaders from the lost generation, who face an unprecedented test of their ability to guide a nation that has followed the same commandantes for 60 years.

Friday 20 April, 2018

Poll

Op-Ed