Category: Southern Cone

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 >

Defiant, Rousseff Hopes For a Potential Ally in Senate Leader

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday spoke out against the decision the night before by the lower house of Congress to proceed with her impeachment, vowing to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Loses Impeachment Fight in Congress

BRASÍLIA — Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, delivering the most significant blow to date against her efforts to remain in power. A total […] Read More >

Court Decision Allows Argentina to End Years-Long Battle With Hedge Funds

Top Story — The United States Court of Appeals has cleared Argentina to begin raising money to pay off its debts to holdout international creditors, ending a 15-year saga over […] Read More >

Brazil Congressional Committee Votes to Proceed with Rousseff Impeachment

Top Story — The Brazilian congressional committee set up to determine whether President Dilma Rousseff should face impeachment proceedings decided on Monday to uphold the impeachment process by 38 to […] Read More >

Brazilian Judge Rules Vice President Must Face Impeachment, Complicating Succession Plans

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Tuesday ordered Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, complicating efforts by Temer’s party to install him in […] Read More >

Brazil’s Attorney General Calls Impeachment Proceedings Unconstitutional

Top Story — During a blistering speech on Monday that laid out Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s defense against a potential ouster, the country’s attorney general denounced the impeachment proceedings underway […] Read More >

Panama Papers: Trove of Leaked Documents Names Argentine President, Latin American Officials

Top Story —Argentine President Mauricio Macri, soccer star Lionel Messi and at least 57 people investigated over their alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme at Brazilian oil giant […] Read More >