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Yesterday Puerto Rico kicked off the biggest bankruptcy case in America’s history. Public-sector debts total almost $74bn (around 100% of GNP). The territory’s politicians have made it clear for years that it cannot pay up, but a change in American law was needed to offer an escape route. Working out which of Puerto Rico’s creditors take priority will now bring a protracted legal battle, writes our United States economics editor

Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won’t terminate NAFTA - The White House says US President Donald Trump has told both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s president that he has agreed not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time.

Venezuelan death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week

Major quake strikes off Chile’s east coast near Santiago

Major quake strikes off Chile’s coast near Santiago

Scores of Top Brazilian Politicians Implicated in Corruption Probe

Mexico ex-governor Yarrington
Fugitive Mexico ex-governor Yarrington caught in Italy

Leftist Claims Victory in Ecuadorian Presidential Race

Protester dies in Paraguay clash violence after re-election vote

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada man attacked by grizzly bear at remote logging camp

Brazil in race to save drought-hit city

US sanctions Venezuela VP over sanctioning claims

Truthful Trump: Poll finds administration more trustworthy than MSM

Attack on prosecutor investigating nightclub shooting further erodes Cancun’s reputation for safety - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:01:43 EST - A violent attack in Cancun, Mexico, has further undermined the area’s reputation as a peaceful idyll amid the turbulence of Mexico’s drug war - Read More

Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico’s tourism jewels

Remittances to Mexico spike in anticipation of Donald Trump’s wall.
Mexicans living in the United States appear to be taking Donald Trump’s threats seriously.

Mag 7 Quake Hits Off Chilian Coast. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami threat message for parts of the Pacific Ocean close to the earthquake.

Trump may be good for Mexico, says Slim "Achieving higher growth, lowering taxes would benefit Mexico". Donald Trump could be good for Mexico, in the view of one of this country’s most successful businessmen. Speaking at a forum in Mexico City, Carlos Slim said that what ….

A 7.0 Earthquake hits off coast of Central America Thursday afternoon

Peru says TPP can be replaced with new trade deal, sans U.S.

Trump, Pence seek Cuban American vote, vow to repeal Obama’s Cuba deal

Americans in Philippines jittery as Duterte rails against United States

Concert to benefit street children - October 13, 2016

South American Israelis celebrate Colombian president’s Nobel Peace Prize. Despite voters’ rejection of peace deal with rebels, Norwegian Nobel Committee says peace process still alive

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Columbia leader Juan Manuel Santos to meet rival over peace deal ‘no' vote

Colombia leader to meet rival over peace deal ‘no’ vote


Major Hurricane Matthew poses severe risk to lives in Caribbean

A Community That Is Organized Crime Free

Torrential rains cause damage in Mulegé Death toll from Hurricane Newton is now five News September 9Initial reports on the impact of Hurricane Newton in Baja California Sur said damage was light, but that was before heavy rainfall took its toll. In the community of Santa Rosalía... FULL STORY


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