Latin America

Mexico pledges ongoing friendship with the US after Trump victory

In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, Mexico's leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed their country's partnership with its neighbour to the North.

Latin America's Mercosur trade bloc to push for EU free trade deal

Members of Latin America's Mercosur bloc have agreed to strengthen trade with the European Union and to push for a free trade agreement.

EU, Mercosur exchange offers in bid to revive free trade talks

The European Union and Latin America's Mercosur bloc exchanged trade offers on Wednesday, in a bid to breathe new life into long-running free trade negotiations between the two sides.

Zika came to Brazil earlier than assumed, genetic analysis shows

Zika already arrived in Latin America in 2013, according to a genetic study that disproves the theory that the virus was imported to Brazil during the 2014 football World Cup.

WHO chief Chan to visit Zika-hit Brazil next week

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Margaret Chan will visit Brazil next week to meet government and health officials amid the Zika outbreak, a spokeswoman for the UN health organization said...

UN urges Latin America to ease abortions laws amid Zika outbreak

Latin American countries should give women the choice to have safe abortions amid the current Zika outbreak, the UN human rights chief urged Friday, while researchers in Brazil reported that the...