The European Union on Sunday (2 September) accused the Guatemalan government of President Jimmy Morales of taking a "step backward" by shutting down a UN mission investigating corruption in the central American country.
The Venezuelan opposition, a Guatemalan indigenous leader and an imprisoned Eritrean writer were shortlisted on Tuesday (10 October) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall roughly 14% this year to $914 billion (€829 billion) as a result of sharply lower commodity prices and anaemic international demand, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.
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