Ecuador: Presidential Runoff Vote Between Moreno and Lasso on April 2

QUITO, Ecuador - After several days of suspense, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador announced that Lenín Moreno of Rafael Correa's left-wing Alianza PAIS coalition failed to win the presidential election outright in the first round by the narrowest of margins and will face Guillermo Lasso in the runoff vote on April 2.

2016 in 15 Reuters photos (photos)

The year of 2016 is about to come to an end. It was a year of full of tragedy, suffering and conflict. But it also had moments of hope and inspiration. From the U.S. presidential town hall debate to the Rio Olympics – the award-winning photographers of Reuters have really captured it all.

Colombia postpones ELN talks over hostage dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos postponed peace talks with the ELN rebels on Oct. 27 just hours before they were due to open, insisting they first release an ex-lawmaker being held hostage.

Santos said he remained committed to making peace but would not budge from his demand for the ELN to first free former congressman Odin Sanchez "safe and sound."