Category: Southern Cone

Colombia To Launch Peace Talks With ELN Guerrillas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The Colombian government will officially launch peace talks with the ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, beginning Oct. 27 in Quito, Ecuador. The Juan Manuel Santos administration […] Read More >

In the Olympics’ Wake, Creating a Digital Memory of Rio’s Evictions

Last week, Brazilian journalist Natalia Viana went through one of her longest commutes in Rio de Janeiro. She started in the eastern neighborhood of Botafogo, where she directs the investigative […] Read More >

Report of a Gang-Rape in Rio de Janeiro Shocks Brazil

BRASÍLIA — Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, 20-year-old Michel Brasil da Silva uploaded a 30-second clip to Twitter, accompanied by the words: “They smashed the chick. Do you get it […] Read More >

Brazil’s Temer Swears in New Cabinet

Top Story — Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer spoke of the need to restore confidence in the South American country, both among its citizens and the international community, in his […] Read More >

Brazilian Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff

Top Story — Brazil’s Senate has voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and begin an impeachment trial over accusations that Rousseff manipulated the country’s budget to cover up economic troubles. […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Suspended From Office, Will Face Impeachment Trial

BRASÍLIA — The Brazilian Senate voted to approve an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday morning, following a marathon session that began on Wednesday and lasted nearly 22 […] Read More >

Brazil Senate to Vote on Rousseff Impeachment

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment vote in the Senate today that will likely see her removed from power. The vote will mark a watershed moment […] Read More >

Impeachment Annulment Sends Brazil into a Tailspin

BRASÍLIA — The decision by Brazil’s newly minted lower house speaker to annul — and then un-anul — impeachment proceedings against President Rousseff threw the country into a fresh round […] Read More >

Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court minister suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office on Thursday over Cunha’s alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at Brazilian oil […] Read More >

Brazil’s Opposition Party Split on Decision to Support New Interim Government

Top Story — Looking ahead to a 2018 presidential run, Brazil’s largest opposition party is split on the degree to which they will support a provisional government in the likely […] Read More >