LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
19 October 2011
Last updated at 08:00 ET
Fresh protests by students demanding education reform descend into violence in the Chilean capital Santiago.
Bolivian President Evo Morales offers direct talks as indigenous protesters reach La Paz after a two-month march against a road being built through the rainforest.
Former Colombian beauty queen Angie Sanclemente denies drug smuggling, at the start of her trial in Argentina.
Venezuela media regulators impose a huge fine on opposition TV channel Globovision, which says the government is trying to shut it down.
Jamaica's Education Minister Andrew Holness is set to become the next prime minister on Sunday after Bruce Golding said he would step down early.
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