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BUENOS AIRES — The mysterious circumstances under which Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman died in January of an allegedly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head has spawned a number of theories that challenge the official narrative put forth by the government. Nisman was found dead in his apartment on the night of January 18, one…

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Thousands of students demonstrated in favor of education reform in Chile on Thursday — specifically free higher education — while decrying recent corruption scandals that have rocked the country . The protests remained largely peaceful as students marched through the streets of Santiago under the banner of “Chile Decides Its Education”, but became violent when…

​Citibank's Buenos Aires headquarters, which were inspected Monday by government regulators. (Elsapucai, public domain)

Top Story — The legal battle between Argentina and a group of U.S. creditors flared up again on Monday, when regulators from Argentina’s central bank inspected Citibank’s Buenos Aires headquarters after the company’s CEO was suspended last week. The spat is the result of arguments about debt restructuring in Argentina, which defaulted on its debt…

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (left) and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in 2011. (Dilma Rousseff, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Top Story — The leaders of Brazil and Chile are facing their lowest approval ratings yet, a phenomenon owed to some combination of economic stagnation, political scandals and natural disasters, according to the results of two polls released Wednesday. Just 12 percent of respondents to a Brazilian poll said President Dilma Rousseff was doing a…

Transportation unions strike in Argentina. (YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — A 24-hour strike on Tuesday by transportation unions in Argentina caused a domino effect that led to the cancellation of domestic and international flights, school and bank closures across the country and thousands of shuttered businesses. The transportation unions organized the country-wide strike to dispute steep inflation and current income tax rates….

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Top Story — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of São Paulo, Brazil, on Friday in support of an ongoing strike by the state teachers’ union, less than two weeks after nationwide anti-government protests drew international attention to growing nationwide unrest. The teachers’ protest was the largest of three separate demonstrations in…

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Top Story — Brazil’s Federal Police on Thursday revealed an ongoing investigation into a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme within CARF, a government agency concerned with the issuing of taxes and fines. Authorities believe the scheme misappropriated more money than the case involving oil-giant Petrobras — the scope of the latter having roiled the country for…