A rare bottle of Scotch whisky has sold for a world record £1.5m at auction in London. The Macallan 1926 60-year-old single malt from cask number 263 had been estimated to sell for between £350,000 and £450,000. Sotheby's, which held the auction, did not release the identity of the buyer.
Uruguayans head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, 30 senators and 99 Lower House members. If none of the eleven presidential candidates manages 50% of cast votes plus one on 27 October, a runoff between the two hopefuls with most support is scheduled for 24 November.
As many as a million Chileans protested peacefully late into the evening on Friday in the capital Santiago in the biggest rallies yet since violence broke out a week ago over entrenched inequality in the South American nation.
Uruguayans will pick a successor to President Tabare Vazquez on Sunday as well as voting on crime-busting constitutional reform to establish a national guard force and create full life terms for the most serious offenses.
On Sunday 33.8 million Argentines will vote for a president, for the renewal of the 130 members of the Lower House and a third of the Senate, 24 out of 72. But results should come as no surprise since a majority of the Argentine electorate has zapped to an old déjà vu show, fed up with president Mauricio Macri and his pro-business policies.
The United States will suspend all scheduled flights to Cuba except to its capital Havana, authorities said on Friday, as US President Donald Trump pushes to dismantle the rapprochement begun by his predecessor Barack Obama.
Argentina's Navy training tall vessel ARA Libertad on her 48th voyage docked on Thursday in London, where she was received by the Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Carlos Sersale, representatives of the Royal Navy and members of the Argentine community in UK.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of Latin America's military dictatorships, courted controversy on Friday when he said he might go to next month's Copa Libertadores final in the Chilean stadium once used as a detention centre.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states, hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
A boy walks ashore in Brazil in filthy waist-high water with a look of exasperation and his body smeared in oil, a photographer takes a shot, and the image goes viral.