What we learned this week: September 19 to 26
26-09-2020 09:29 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
26-09-2020 09:29 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
24-09-2020 14:22 No officers were charged for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, causing another wave of protests in the United States over racial injustice.
12-09-2020 09:08 The solution can all too often be the problem. It’s a paradox which applies to this week’s federal revenue-sharing shuffle at the chief opposition district’s expense, to appease a mutinous Buenos Aires provincial police.
12-09-2020 08:54 Anyone familiar with Argentina knows that it is a land of political agitation and volatility. Protests are nothing new, but a full-blown police mutiny over pay and working conditions is relatively rare.
09-09-2020 08:49 Demanding justice for victims of femicide, gender violence, sexual assault, and forced disappearances, feminist activists and victims' relatives have taken over the offices of Mexico's Human Rights Commission.
22-08-2020 10:10 The uproar surrounding the court system reform is another test of the national government's resolve.
29-07-2020 23:53 US government agrees conditional withdrawal of federal forces to defuse weeks of clashes in the city of Portland.
22-07-2020 13:01 Trump responds to protests and vandalism of federal buildings by deploying federal force on protesters in Portland without notifying local authorities. Move draws broad criticism from both local and national leaders.
22-06-2020 14:43 Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Áñez has faced criticism over her reluctance to hold a vote during the Covid-19 pandemic. Election was originally scheduled for May 3.
08-06-2020 15:00 A public viewing was held Monday in Houston for George Floyd, the man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, following two weeks of protests worldwide.
06-06-2020 09:19 Healthcare professionals protest and express concern over two doctors who face prosecution at a retirement home in a town in Córdoba.
06-06-2020 09:12 A round-up of frontpage stories from the last week in Argentina.
06-06-2020 08:24 The use of the word “pandemic” in the first sentence was quite deliberate. Racism is everywhere, including here in Argentina, with police brutality also in common.
06-06-2020 08:10 The killing of George Floyd was the trigger that activated growing anger against the disproportionately heavy burden of both the coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump’s administration.
03-06-2020 23:15 Ex-US president was already beginning to emerge from political hibernation to endorse Joe Biden’s presidential bid – but now the protests sweeping the United States has changed the situation.
03-06-2020 17:46 Prosecutors charge US police officer accused of asphyxiating George Floyd with second-degree murder, with three others accused of aiding and abetting murder. Meanwhile, protesters in cities all over the world call for justice.
02-06-2020 15:11 Unrest grows throughout the globe, as protesters denounce racial inequality in the United States over death of George Floyd.
01-06-2020 23:10 Autopsy concludes George Floyd – the man whose shocking death has set off nationwide unrest – was suffocated by a police officer, contradicting a preliminary ruling, as tensions soar in the United States.
01-06-2020 15:39 Police used tear gas to disperse protesters who gathered to march against President Jair Bolsonaro in São Paulo on Sunday, as well as in "Black Lives Matter" protests that took place Rio de Janeiro.
01-06-2020 08:46 Protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned at the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer sparks anger and demonstrations across the country.
09-05-2020 10:01 The incessant prodding for a laxer quarantine, trumpeted by part of the mainstream media, is peppered by the pot-banging cacerolazo protests.
24-04-2020 16:34 Prisoners set fire to mattresses and riot arguing for house arrest due to coronavirus. Eleven prison officials have been hospitalized for minor burns.
12-03-2020 14:13 Football, concerts, and public demonstrations are being cancelled and suspended as public officials advise against gathering of large crowds.
09-03-2020 16:00 Four farmers' unions began halting the marketing of grains and livestock for four days starting Monday, in rejection of an increase from 30 percent to 33 percent in duties on exports of soybeans and derivatives.
02-03-2020 17:14 Sebastián Piñera said on Sunday that he did not rule out the possibility of declaring a state of emergency again in Chile if violence intensifies in March.
29-01-2020 15:53 US president's controversial peace plan ignites contrasted reactions in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Some European and Israeli representatives welcome the initiative, while Palestinian figures have vehemently rejected it.
29-12-2019 23:56 Mendoza Governor Rodolfo Suárez asks provincial Legislature to repeal modifications to Law 7722 when they meet on Monday. The reform had been approved just a week ago, prompting massive protests called by environmentalist groups.
26-12-2019 18:47 Mendoza Province Governor Rodolfo Suárez says he will hold a "broad debate" with all sectors of society on issue. UCR leader refuses to rule out popular vote on modifications to Law 7722.
24-12-2019 09:41 Foreign Ministry in Santiago contacts Felipe Solá to complain about comments made by Alberto Fernández, after Peronist leader highlights number of those arrested during protests in neighbouring country.
17-12-2019 16:47 Bolivian said Tuesday in Buenos Aires that he would campaign for the presidential candidate of his party in elections expected within the next several months, though a date has not been set.
13-12-2019 18:17 The United Nations investigation into Chilean security forces found serious human rights violations allegedly took place against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force.
09-12-2019 07:00 After five day of protests against what some branded a “regressive” law to regulate working conditions, residents get buy-in from City lawmakers to create new legislation together.
05-12-2019 15:42 In the wake of national social unrest and rising femicides across the region, protesters in Santiago perform rendition of a feminist anthem making waves across the world.
04-12-2019 11:21 The new interim government of right-wing president Jeanine Añez has denounced foreign influence in the country since taking power, naming Colombians, Argentines, Peruvians, Cubans and Venezuelans at different times.
01-12-2019 20:54 Protesters to support people who have lost eyes to police shotgun pellets and tear gas canisters during mass demonstrations that have wracked the country.
29-11-2019 10:10 A look into the lives of marchers at recent demonstrations in Colombia, where activists are pushing their agenda to the forefront of the national vision as civil worries loom despite positive economic growth.
28-11-2019 15:43 The female wrestlers of El Alto, who spar theatrically in traditional layered skirts, describe their show as an “accessible therapy” for themselves and their community following weeks of violent unrest in Bolivia.
27-11-2019 16:34 Meanwhile, the interim government says it will charge the former president with 'sedition and treason,' and names the first ambassador to the United States in 11 years.
27-11-2019 13:02 New York-based human rights group condemns "serious human rights violations, excessive use of force and abuses in detention" committed by Carabineros, saying they are "not coincidences."
26-11-2019 12:50 The meeting with the National Strike Committee -- which brings together unions, indigenous people, students and opposition parties -- will form part of the national dialogue Duque launched on Sunday to address corruption, economic inequality and other woes.
26-11-2019 12:13 A high school student died two days after being hit in the head by a projectile reportedly fired by riot police.
25-11-2019 18:04 The measure signed by President Jeanine Áñez doesn't set a date for the new vote. That will be up to a new electoral tribunal that hasn't yet been named.
25-11-2019 17:51 The leader gathered mayors and governors from around the country to launch an initiative that he said will focus on six main topics: economic growth with equality; corruption; education; improvements in life for areas hard hit by the nation's long civil conflict; the environment; and strengthened government institutions.
22-11-2019 20:13 This wave of protests across Latin America defies easy categorisation and it remains unclear if Colombia's will persist.
22-11-2019 19:57 The former president allegedly organised highway blockades to prevent provisions delivery to some cities. The recorded phone call the interim government says proves it will be evaluated and verified in Argentina.
22-11-2019 10:08 Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history.
22-11-2019 07:30 At age 43, Gallardo is River's most successful coach with 10 titles, including two Libertadores crowns. He is already a club hero regardless of what happens in Saturday's final.
21-11-2019 13:04 For the first time in the Copa's 58-year history, the final is a single match. Marcelo Gallardo's side are seeking their fifth crown, after winning the competition in 1986, 1996, 2015 and 2018
19-11-2019 10:11 Bolivia's interim government said Monday that its efforts to resupply La Paz faced challenges because demonstrators cut off some transport routes.