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  • Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics

    Rio's state government is broke, just six months after the Olympic Games. As it struggles to contain one of the worst recessions on record, civil servants are protesting new austerity measures. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.

    Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics
    Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics

    Rio's state government is broke, just six months after the Olympic Games. As it struggles to contain one of the worst recessions on record, civil servants are protesting new austerity measures. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.

    02:39Feb 21, 2017

  • Ecuador presidential election heads for runoff

    Around 13 million people have voted for a successor to President Rafael Correa, who has been in power for 10 years. With partial results counted, no candidate has reached the required majority.

    Ecuador presidential election heads for runoff
  • Ecuador elections: Voting under way for new president

    Voting is under way in Ecuador to elect a new president to replace longtime leader, Rafael Correa. Eight candidates are vying for the job, including the paraplegic former vice-president, Lenin Moreno. Many voters say they are still undecided.

    Ecuador elections: Voting under way for new president
  • Ecuador goes to the polls to elect new president

    Nearly 13 million voters in Ecuador go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, replacing Rafael Correa who has held the post for 10 years. There are eight candidates vying for the job and many voters are undecided.

    Ecuador goes to the polls to elect new president
  • Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One - Talk to Al Jazeera

    What is driving increasing numbers of migrant Salvadorans to risk their lives in hopes of a new start in the US?

    Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One - Talk to Al Jazeera
  • Ecuador votes with economy fears in play

    Nearly 13 million voters in Ecuador will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president. Their current leader, Rafael Correa, has been in office for ten years, overseeing an oil-backed boom. Now, though, the economic outlook is much less rosy

    Ecuador votes with economy fears in play
  • Al Gore warns of climate change consequences

    A summit on climate change was recently cancelled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But former US Vice President Al Gore decided to hold his own national meeting.

    Al Gore warns of climate change consequences
    Al Gore warns of climate change consequences

    A summit on climate change was recently cancelled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But former US Vice President Al Gore decided to hold his own national meeting.

    01:35Feb 17, 2017

  • Massive anti-corruption protests take place in Peru

    A number of politicians face accusations of accepting bribes from a Brazilian construction firm. The scandal involves several South American countries. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Peru’s capital Lima where thousands were marching in

    Massive anti-corruption protests take place in Peru
  • Talk to Al Jazeera - El Salvador's Migration Crisis promo

    Migrants from El Salvador make up the largest group of illegal immigrants in the US. Many are now being deported, returning home to an uncertain future.

    Talk to Al Jazeera - El Salvador's Migration Crisis promo
  • Trump demands release of Venezuelan opposition leader

    US President Donald Trump has called for Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be released from prison immediately. This is just days after the US placed sanctions on the Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking.

    Trump demands release of Venezuelan opposition leader
  • Haitians still unsafe from 2010 earthquake damage

    Seven years on from a devastating earthquake, Haitian families are still living in collapsed buildings, surrounded by rubble.

    Haitians still unsafe from 2010 earthquake damage
  • Mexico doubles deportations of US-bound migrants

    Donald Trump’s strong rhetoric against Mexican migrants and talk of building a wall has inflamed public opinion there. But the number of people deported from Mexico has doubled in recent years, as well as reports of abuse by border agents.

    Mexico doubles deportations of US-bound migrants