With hunger widespread amid a fifth year of painful economic implosion under President Maduro, Venezuela has seen a frightening surge in attacks on increasingly lawless roads.
Isabel Allende’s ‘In the Midst of Winter’ weaves violence, dictatorship, struggles and migration with the fascinating spirit and colours of the Latin American region.
The result prolongs the standoff between the government and the opposition, who have tried and failed for years to strike a pact.
At a time when conservatism is seemingly all-pervasive globally, the de-facto vetoes on artistic expressions in Brazil imply that Latin America is “not immune to the phenomenon”.
The day before the vote and during hours of debating, Fujimori received prison visits or spoke on the phone with at least seven of the 10 lawmakers.
Lambasted by critics for holding around 270 activists in prison, President Nicolas Maduro’s administration said on Saturday it was freeing 80 of them with alternative sentences like community service.
The decision triggered a protest in downtown Lima, where police fired teargas at scores of Fujimori’s opponents as they waved pictures of the victims of a counterinsurgency campaign.
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski could end up the surprise winner of an attempt to oust him from power this week.
The Election tribunal’s vote tally had initially cleared favoured opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, which later swung in favour of the current President Juan Hernandez after a 36-hour delay.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition’s bid to force him out of power as a graft scandal rocks Latin America.
Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera, a conservative, faces centre-left journalist and senator Alejandro Guillier.
The assertion might strengthen Kuczynski’s bid to survive a vote to remove him from office on Thursday.
The opposition-controlled Congress voted 93-17 to seek his removal from office over graft allegations, which he denies.
Same-sex marriages are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and significant advances have been made to increase access to legal abortions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico City, Colombia, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Although the number of Latin American countries that have national policies to protect women has increased, high rates of violence against women persist.
Since the loss of the Falklands War to Britain in 1982 and the fall of the dictatorship the following year, military spending in Argentina has fallen from 2.16% of gross domestic product (GDP) to a low of 0.87% in 2011.
Pinera will face centre-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for the presidency next month.
Some observers think Mugabe’s overthrow by the army might be a good thing for Zimbabwe. An Argentinean expert on Latin America’s bloody military dictatorships disagrees.
Plans to expand coal production and use run counter to the climate goals voluntarily adopted by the countries in the region and commitments made in the Paris deal.
This win strengthens President Mauricio Macri’s position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez.
Amidst violence and insecurity, nine gang hotspots in Tegucigalpa are rewriting their future.
Irma, which is being followed by two other hurricanes in the Atlantic, is threatening Caribbean refineries, terminals and storage facilities.
Nearly 100 experts on migration from the region took part in the meeting, held in Santiago on August 30-31.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America could do much more to become a great source of global intellectual production .
Many believe that trading with Latin America is expensive and therefore should not be a priority. But statistics tell a different story.
US businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary non-agricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B programme,
Latin America’s murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
The discussion of legalising abortions needs to go further than just preventing child pregnancies – it needs to challenge the deep rooted ideas of sexual violence and impunity to perpetrators.
Executives from meat packer JBS said in plea-bargain testimony to police that they paid the president nearly $5 million in bribes in recent years.
President Temer said his government did not yet have the 308 votes in Congress that it needs to push through its flagship welfare reform.
Fifty-nine people have died in the often violent street melees, which President Maduro calls an effort to overthrow his government.
Orlando Milesi interviews Julio Berdegué, FAO’s regional representative.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
Shelved since 1993, the case was reopened in September 2016, providing a historic opportunity to try soldiers and officers accused of killing more than 1,000 inhabitants of El Mozote village and neighbouring hamlets.
Prosecutor Luisa Ortega has also accused security officers of using excessive force.
President Maduro accused the mob of attacking the man, whom he identified as 21-year old Orlando Figuera, because he was pro-government.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Unrest and protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government since early April have caused at least 46 deaths, injuries to many and arrests.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks, angry about food shortages, a medical crisis and soaring inflation.