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5 March 2015 Last updated at 11:40

Brazil raises rates to six-year highStriking truckers

Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.


Oscar Nina salutes during his swearing-in ceremony at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia on 24 January, 2010Bolivia ex-drug czar Nina arrested

Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.

Omar Trevino Morales paraded before the media in Mexico CityLeader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held

Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.

Wyre Davies Article written by Wyre Davies Wyre Davies Rio de Janeiro correspondent

Uruguay bids farewell to Jose Mujica, its pauper president

Uruguay's departing leader, Jose Mujica, has acquired almost celebrity status, not just for his political achievements, but also for his humble lifestyle, writes the BBC's Wyre Davies.

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