Category: Southern Cone

Brazil, Turkey and Iran May Have Reached Agreement on Nuclear Program

Today in Latin America Top Story — Turkish Minister of Foreign Relations Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that Turkey, Brazil and Iran had reached an agreement regarding a nuclear fuel […] Read More >

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Open To Brazilian Mediation Of Nuclear Fuel Issue

Today in Latin America Top Story — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed “in principle” to Brazil taking a role in helping to break the deadlock over a United Nations-backed nuclear […] Read More >

Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay Discuss How to Combat Drug Trafficking

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Brazil and Paraguay met on Monday at the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero to discuss how to address the […] Read More >

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Sends 1,000 Troops and Police To Suppress Rebel Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sent an additional 1,000 troops and police Monday to the country’s borders with Brazil and Bolivia to track down […] Read More >

Catholic Abuse Scandal Hits Brazil; Chilean Church Asks Victims For Forgiveness

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Brazilian priest accused of pedophilia and engaging in sexual conduct with boys as young as 12, was detained by police following a […] Read More >

Cocaine Hidden in Truck from Dakar Rally Seized in Spain; Shipment Originated from Argentina

Today in Latin America Top Story — Spanish police seized 1,760 pounds of cocaine hidden in a truck used as a backup vehicle in the Dakar Rally, an off-road car […] Read More >

Brazil and U.S. Sign First Major Military Cooperation Agreement Since 1977; Some Tensions Remain

Today in Latin America Top Story – The United States and Brazil signed their first major military cooperation agreement in decades on Monday in Washington. The agreement provides for cooperation […] Read More >

Falkland Islands Oil Dispute Raises Old Issues and New Problems

BUENOS AIRES — The long-standing row between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands has, once again, made the front pages. Britain’s decision to begin drilling for oil just off […] Read More >

FEATURE: Burying the Past? Former Uruguayan Prison Becomes Shopping Mall

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Serrana Auliso is eighty years old, but moves with the fierce agility of a woman half her age. I’ve scarcely passed the threshold of her front door […] Read More >