Two Uruguayan ex-presidents quit politics on same day
Yesterdat 16:49 Former presidents José Mujica and Julio María Sanguinetti bow out of frontline politics on the same day.
Yesterdat 16:49 Former presidents José Mujica and Julio María Sanguinetti bow out of frontline politics on the same day.
Yesterdat 08:52 Number of murders and other violent deaths in Brazil increased 7.1% in first half of the year, despite lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Yesterdat 08:48 President Sebastián Piñera condemned burning of two churches and other violence that marred anti-government demonstrations, as Chile prepares to hold a landmark constitutional referendum.
19-10-2020 22:10 In Argentina, it's smaller cities like Ushuaia are now seeing some of the most notable upticks in Covid-19 infections. Across Latin America, three other nations are expected to reach the one-million-case milestone in the coming weeks — Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
19-10-2020 15:34 "Sooner or later we are going to return to Bolivia, that is not up for debate," exiled Bolivian leader tells a press conference in Buenos Aires.
19-10-2020 09:50 Evo Morales’ party claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential election as official results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes redo of last year’s annulled ballot.
19-10-2020 09:34 Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce, leftist heir to former leader Evo Morales, headed to a first-round election victory in Bolivian election. Interim president Jeanine Áñez, who was not a candidate, congratulates Arce and his running mate on their apparent win.
18-10-2020 22:21 Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Áñez called for "patience" and urged citizens to avoid violence as they wait for the results from Sunday's general election.
18-10-2020 08:08 Polls open at 8am this morning for an election that will not feature former president Evo Morales for the first time in 20 years.
17-10-2020 09:56 More than 15 months ago, then-president Mauricio Macri hailed the sealing of the Mercosur bloc’s historic trade agreement with the European Union. Today, as European nations express environmental concerns, ratification isn’t even close to starting.
15-10-2020 19:38 A Brazilian lawmaker has stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and been suspended from the Senate, after police searched his house and found allegedly illegally obtained cash hidden in his underwear.
15-10-2020 19:15 Sunday's presidential election gives Bolivians at least a chance for a political reset as they struggle with the dramatic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic.
14-10-2020 23:37 A year after the start of Chile's tumultuous social protests and as the country prepares for a landmark referendum, several protesters who suffered eye injuries believe their loss will not be in vain.
14-10-2020 23:27 Bolivians go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, in the midst of the country's biggest economic crisis for 40 years.
14-10-2020 23:19 Opinion polls show left-wing presidential candidate Luis Arce and centrist former president Carlos Mesa out ahead in race for Bolivian presidency.
14-10-2020 08:53 China, Russia and Cuba win seats on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records. Saudi Arabia misses out.
13-10-2020 11:39 International Monetary Fund predicts steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession. Argentina's economy now forecast to contract by 11.8%.
12-10-2020 12:39 The vast majority of International Monetary Fund loans extended during the Covid-19 pandemic have suggested or demanded spending cuts that would worsen poverty and inequality, charity group Oxfam says.
12-10-2020 12:14 The Paraguay River has reached its lowest level in half a century after months of extreme drought in the region, exposing the vulnerability of a landlocked economy.
11-10-2020 17:27 Diplomatic relations between Brazil and the United States are likely to become more turbulent in the event of a Joe Biden victory in November.
11-10-2020 09:18 A month after finalising historic “zoom” debt restructurings, Argentina and Ecuador find themselves on starkly different paths toward economic and financial improvements.
11-10-2020 08:43 Judge orders release of former president, in a case that has divided Colombia and exposed lingering tensions over its peace accord for ending a half-century conflict with leftist guerrillas.
10-10-2020 09:32 Argentina throws support behind a UN human rights report in Venezuela, sparking criticism from Kirchnerite figures and the resignation of key ambassador.
10-10-2020 09:07 It doesn’t really matter whether Cristina is calling the shots, whether her henchmen are acting independently, or if Alberto is acting out of his own accord, trying to please his vice-president and keep his coalition united. The end result is the same: increased uncertainty, which ultimately feeds Argentina’s risk thermometer: the dollar-peso exchange rate.
08-10-2020 17:10 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that he has ended the country's biggest-ever corruption probe as there is "no more corruption in the government."
07-10-2020 18:05 UN Human Rights Council slams "widespread" political persecution in Venezuela and votes to extend its fact-finding mission for another two years, a decision that sparks immediate repercussions in Argentina.
07-10-2020 17:01 Nearly half of the 504 Argentines who’ve taken up tax residency abroad this year have chosen Uruguay.
07-10-2020 16:12 Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's populist push already has some investors smelling fiscal disaster.
07-10-2020 15:40 Up to 150 million people could slip into extreme poverty, living on less than US$1.90 a day, by late next year, says World Bank.
07-10-2020 01:39 Nearly 40 mainly Western countries criticised China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, on Tuesday and expressed grave concern at the impact of its new national security law on human rights in Hong Kong.
07-10-2020 01:09 Sebastián Piñera condemns police violence against protesters in Santiago after an officer threw a young demonstrator from a bridge.
07-10-2020 01:04 Lionel Messi will take a break from his Barcelona soap opera as he bids to fire the Albiceleste to the World Cup in Qatar.
05-10-2020 17:07 British court throws in question who controls nearly US$2 billion in Venezuelan gold stowed in a London bank vault amid a power struggle between President Nicolás Maduro and US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
04-10-2020 19:13 Authorities in Chile have arrested a police officer who allegedly threw a teenager from a bridge into a river bed during a protest.
03-10-2020 16:51 This year is the hottest in the Antarctic Peninsula in the past three decades, a study by the University of Santiago de Chile out Friday found.
03-10-2020 09:54 Argentina's Ambassador to the OAS Carlos Raimuni sparks controversy with criticism and pushback after criticising UN report on human rights violations in Venezuela.
03-10-2020 08:59 Arguably Venezuela’s most influential intellectual speaks about the crisis facing his country and the lessons it could teach other nations in the region: not to fall for the facile discourse of charlatans and to pay attention to sleeping authoritarianism in society.
01-10-2020 19:59 Foreign minister says country has “changed stance” on free-trade agreement and will debate it in Congress when concerns over environmental
01-10-2020 15:24 Alphabet Inc.’s Google will start paying select media outlets to display curated content on its news app in a concession to the industry which has accused the search engine and other tech giants of unfairly using content for years.
01-10-2020 15:17 IMF sounds a warning over rising global debt levels and proposed reforms to the debt-restructuring process for countries that struggle to meet their obligations.
30-09-2020 09:31 Venezuela's oil revenue has collapsed 99% over the last six years, President Nicolás Maduro said, blaming financial sanctions put in place by the US for much of the loss.
29-09-2020 00:45 The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed one million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, pitted science against politics and forced us to change the way we live, learn and work.
28-09-2020 19:17 Chile on Monday lifted strict coronavirus lockdown measures for millions of people in the capital Santiago, a month ahead of a key referendum to amend the dictatorship-era constitution.
28-09-2020 11:20 The United Nations estimates that Latin American and Caribbean nations will see a 270% surge in the number of people facing severe food insecurity over the coming months.
27-09-2020 17:43 Mexican authorities issue 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police.
27-09-2020 09:30 Bolivia is divided, mainly along ethnic, regional and socioeconomic lines, between those who applaud the former president as a voice for the historically poor and disenfranchised, and those who say he became increasingly corrupt and authoritarian during 14 years in power
26-09-2020 10:19 While it may seem unlikely, a global pandemic can sometimes be an opportunity. This seems to be the case for Juan Guaidó.
25-09-2020 12:36 Rio de Janeiro's world-famous carnival parades became the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, as officials announced event's indefinite postponement for the first time in more than a century
25-09-2020 12:31 Volkswagen confirms it has signed a historic deal with the Brazilian state and federal prosecutors to pay US$6.4 million in compensation for its part in atrocities of military dictatorship.
25-09-2020 12:11 Global deaths from the coronavirus have almost reached the grim threshold of one million. Around one-third of fatalities were in Latin America, where countries with overstretched medical resources are preparing for a further onslaught.
23-09-2020 18:18 Bolivia's interim leader criticises Argentina for its "harbouring" of the country's former president Evo Morales, who she accuses of conspiring to foment unrest in her country.
23-09-2020 17:35 Rather than a national dispute between guerrillas and the state, violence in rural Colombia is now marked by a patchwork of local feuds between criminal groups who fight over drug routes, illegal mines and even gasoline smuggling routes.
23-09-2020 16:12 Brazil hits back at European reluctance to finalise EU-Mercosur trade deal, saying a French report on environmental concerns is motivated by "protectionist interests."
22-09-2020 08:38 As environmental problems bruise Brazil's international image, bankers, business executives and even agribusiness firms are calling for a greener economy, adding to pressure on outspoken president.
21-09-2020 08:49 Martín Vizcarra easily survives an impeachment vote after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to oust the Peruvian leader struggling with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
21-09-2020 08:22 EU commissioner admits not all EU nations "are aligned" on trade deal with Mercosur nations, as fears historic accord could hurt the Amazon grow.
20-09-2020 21:57 In Latin America’s big cities, as in other places around the globe, it almost feels like the virus never happened.
19-09-2020 10:19 Ex-Trump aide wins vote to become new president of the Inter-American Development bank, making him first non-Latin American head of institution.
19-09-2020 09:44 Cristina’s old agenda – the one that expired in 2015 with her last presidential mandate – appears to be back on the table.
19-09-2020 08:59 Professor, advocate, author and communications specialist Virginia García Beaudoux has been studying sexism in politics since the late 1990s. In an interview with the Times, she discusses female leadership, diversity, prejudice and more.
19-09-2020 08:47 Business decisions by Falabella and Glovo grab the headlines and spark speculation, with the former announcing it will shutter four stores and the latter selling off all its Latin America operations.
18-09-2020 10:44 Chile's environmental court issues final order to close Canadian company Barrick Gold's huge Pascua Lama mining project, on hold since 2013 over environmental concerns.
18-09-2020 10:38 France opposed to free-trade deal in its current form due to "major" concerns about deforestation in the region, the government said on Friday.
17-09-2020 23:52 All five of Argentina's Copa Libertadores participants were back in action in the continental competition this week, dusting off the cobwebs after the extended, seemingly endless absence forced upon them by the coronavirus pandemic.
17-09-2020 16:43 When the 70th FIFA Congress meets on Friday, one issue will very much be on members’ minds – how to find time in the football calendar for hundreds of qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup.
17-09-2020 03:12 More than 30 NGOs join forces, sending open letter to French leader Emmanuel Macron asking him to "bury" EU-Mercosur trade deal over environmental concerns.
16-09-2020 23:39 Former economy minister Luis Arce polling at 29.2% ahead of October election, well ahead of his nearest rival, former president Carlos Mesa, who polled at 19% in most recent poll.
16-09-2020 15:25 Independent experts for UN's top human rights body accuse Maduro administration of torture and killings, claiming security forces have used techniques like electric shocks, genital mutilation and asphyxiation against detainees.
16-09-2020 15:19 Six months after it was stopped by the coronavirus pandemic, the Copa Libertadores restarted on Tuesday with teams at different levels of readiness.