May 25, 2013
Latin America >
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited today to the United States to face money laundering charges, the US embassy in Guatemala said.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa was sworn in today for his third term in a ceremony held at the National Assembly.
Around 5.2 million Hondurans will be casting their votes on November 24 to elect their new president and renew parliamentary seats.
Drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro ordered shops closed in one of its biggest slums, defying efforts to restore order to the city's vast shantytowns and renewing safety concerns in Brazil as it prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics.
Uruguayan Workers Plenary Union (Pit-Cnt) has launched a first walkout of 2013 demanding hikes in education budget and minimum wages. Demonstration and rally outside the government house are expected.