Category: Southern Cone

A federal judge ordered former Argentina President Cristina Fernández to testify on alleged corruption

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ARGENTINA: A federal judge ordered former President Cristina Fernández to testify in an investigation into alleged corruption involving public works contracts. Judge Claudio Bonadio also […] Read More >

Argentina president announces controversial military participation in internal security

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri said on Monday he is pushing for a reform that will allow the armed forces to participate in fighting crime, drug […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula is acquitted of one of seven remaining corruption charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted yesterday in one of the seven corruption cases he is facing. He is in prison […] Read More >

President of Paraguay won’t be able to take Senate seat after he steps down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY:President Horacio Cartes announced on Tuesday he would pull back on his attempt to resign six weeks before his term ends after he was unable to […] Read More >

A general strike against IMF deal paralyzes Argentina’s main cities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: A third general strike led by Argentina’s largest union confederation shut down Buenos Aires and other Argentine cities yesterday. Public transportation, airlines, ports, schools, banks […] Read More >

Argentine Chamber of Deputies passes abortion bill, a vote by the Senate will follow

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill allowing elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation after a 22-hour discussion in the lower house of […] Read More >

In Chile, Mapuche brothers sentenced to life in prison after controversial trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Two indigenous men belonging to the Mapuche community were sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Werner Luchsinger and Vivianne Mackay during a […] Read More >

Brazilian raid targets $1.6 billion money-laundering ring

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Dozens of people were arrested in Brazil and Uruguay yesterday in a massive raid targeting an international money-laundering scheme that authorities said moved $1.6 billion […] Read More >

Paraguay to elect new president Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The favorite to […] Read More >

Assassination in Brazil unmasks the deadly racism of a country that would rather ignore it

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. By Ana Míria dos Santos Carvalho Carinhanha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro   When Marielle Franco, a […] Read More >