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21 August 2014 Last updated at 19:43 ET

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'Argentina"s Economy Minister Axel Kicillof arrives at a press conference at the Argentine Consulate in New York July 30, 2014.

Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.


Venezuelan soldiers search for smuggled goods in a car heading to Colombia. 20/08/2014Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'

Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.

Colombian singer Shakira performs in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

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

Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll

The BBC's Rio de Janeiro correspondent Wyre Davies examines the likely impact of the formal nomination of Marina Silva as presidential candidate in Brazil.

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Special Reports

ship on Panama Canal Panama Direct

A century at the centre of one of the world's most important trade routes

Features & Analysis

  •  Marina Silva speaks during a press conference in Brasilia on 4 October, 2013. Humble origins

    Marina Silva's rise from rubber tapper to presidential candidate

  • Aftermath of a bomb attack on a bank in Santiago de ChileGrowing fear

    Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents


  • PartridgeHard to obtain

    How to bypass Cuba's empty supermarket shelves


  • A ship at the Panama CanalWaterway to wealth

    How a 100-year-old canal has shaped Panama's economy


  • Pemex siteNew horizon?

    Mexico's energy reform divides opinion


  • Cover of Marcelo Rubens Paiva's novel with Marcelo Rubens Paiva in the background'No justice'

    Author Marcelo Rubens Paiva reflects on Brazil's recent history


  • Tree upon a peak in DarienSilent Darien

    The uncrossable gap in the world's longest road


  • A nativity from the church of San PedritoGrand design

    Plans for first new post-revolution Catholic church in Cuba


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