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  • Slums residents of Argentina’s capital fighting for change

    The sprawling shantytowns in Argentina's capital are seen by outsiders as no-go zones, largely run by drug gangs and other criminal rings. In fact, even emergency services stay away. So residents are doing things for themselves.

    Slums residents of Argentina’s capital fighting for change
    Slums residents of Argentina’s capital fighting for change

    The sprawling shantytowns in Argentina's capital are seen by outsiders as no-go zones, largely run by drug gangs and other criminal rings. In fact, even emergency services stay away. So residents are doing things for themselves.

    02:21Mar 5, 2017

  • Mexican politician seen in video atop US border fence

    A Mexican politician has posted a video showing him atop the fence along the US-Mexico border in Tijuana to prove why he thinks US President Donald Trump's border wall will not work.

    Mexican politician seen in video atop US border fence
  • US deportations fuel fears of gang violence in El Salvador

    Salvadorans are worried that the threat of deportations by the US will see an influx of criminals into the impoverished Central American country.

    US deportations fuel fears of gang violence in El Salvador
  • Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language - The Listening Post (Feature)

    For the first time, journalists broadcast news in Quechua, one of the region's oldest languages spoken by millions.

    Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language - The Listening Post (Feature)
  • Saving the almost extinct vaquita porpoise

    Illegal fishermen in northern Mexico are being blamed for driving the world’s most endangered marine mammal to the brink of extinction. The vaquita lives only in the Sea of Cortez, and there are just 30 left.

    Saving the almost extinct vaquita porpoise
  • Wildlife flourishes on an untouched Chile island

    An international team of scientists has sailed thousands of kilometres from Australia to Antactica - and finally to Chile - to try and better understand climate change.

    Wildlife flourishes on an untouched Chile island
  • Honduras rally honours murdered indigenous activist

    Hondurans have marched in the capital to mark one year since the murder of a leading environmental activist.

    Honduras rally honours murdered indigenous activist
    Honduras rally honours murdered indigenous activist

    Hondurans have marched in the capital to mark one year since the murder of a leading environmental activist.

    02:30Mar 2, 2017

  • Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming under peace deal

    Colombia's FARC rebels have begun turning in their weapons to the United Nations in specially designated zones. The rebels signed a peace agreement with the government late last year, ending Latin America's longest-running conflict.

    Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming under peace deal
  • Barranquilla carnival celebrates Colombian folklore

    A spectacular carnival on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is under way with 1.5 million visitors expected over four days.

    Barranquilla carnival celebrates Colombian folklore
  • Chile floods leave more than one million without water

    Debris from days of torrential rains has blocked the intake system in the Chilean capital, cutting off the water supply to more than one million people. Santiago's water company says it hopes to re-establish supplies in the coming hours.

    Chile floods leave more than one million without water
  • Samba schools get creative with politics at Rio carnival 2017

    Brazil's world famous Carnival festival is coming to a close. Dancers and party-goers from all over the country come to Rio de Janeiro to take part in the parades. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    Samba schools get creative with politics at Rio carnival 2017
  • Argentina stargazers witness 'ring of fire' eclipse

    Stargazers in the southern hemisphere experienced a spectacular solar eclipse on Sunday. The annual event saw the moon cross in front of the sun's path, creating what is known as a "ring of fire". Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports.

    Argentina stargazers witness 'ring of fire' eclipse