LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 18 January 2011
Last updated at 21:35 ET
Former Haiti leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier is charged with corruption and embezzlement just two days after his return, prosecutors say.
Chile's government reaches a deal to end a week of protests over gas prices in the far south that trapped hundreds of tourists.
Mexican police arrest a suspected founding member and regional chief of the notorious Zetas drugs cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago.
Brazil's military steps up rescue and supply operations in areas affected by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 655 people.
Bolivia launches a diplomatic campaign to try to end the international ban on chewing coca leaf, which is a deep cultural tradition in the Andes.
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