El Salvador’s president receives US Pompeo at Presidential House | AFP

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who arrived in San Salvador for a meeting at the Presidential House, as part of a Latin American tour that included stopovers in Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico. IMAGES

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Electric scooters zip into Latin America’s traffic chaos | AFP

Electric scooters have promised to revolutionise transport in congested and polluted Latin American cities; critics say they have only added to the chaos. Electric scooters from carpool companies appeared by the thousands last year on the streets and sidewalks of Bogota and Lima in Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

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Plastic polluter: Brazil recycles ‘almost nothing’

Brazil is the fourth biggest producer of plastic rubbish in the world, according to a recent report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), but the Latin American country recycles just 1.28 percent of the 11.4 million tonnes it generates every year, which the WWF said was well below the global average of nine percent.

‘La Llorona’ stars celebrate the movie’s ghost

The stars of supernatural horror film “The Curse of La Llorona” on the ghostly character from Latin American folklore (16 April).

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Brazil’s Temer stopped, detained on highway in “Car Wash” probe

Security forces stop the car with Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer inside as he becomes the latest former leader of the Latin American country to be caught up in the so-called Car Wash investigation that has claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps. IMAGES

Trump touts US-Brazilian ties in meeting with Bolsonaro

President Donald Trump heaped praise on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

Venezuela’s Guaido arrives for meeting with union leaders

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido arrives for a meeting with union leaders, a day after returning to the country following a Latin American tour, defying the threat of arrest from embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s government. IMAGES

Demonstrators rally to support Juan Guaido’s return to Venezuela

Hundreds of demonstrators arrive at a rally in Caracas after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro — as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin American allies. IMAGES