Category: Southern Cone

Hemisphere Reacts to ‘Explosion’ of Zika Virus

Top Story — The World Health Organization declared Thursday the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to thousands of cases of birth defects in Brazil, is “spreading explosively.” The WHO’s Americas division […] Read More >

Zika Virus Prompts Brazil and El Salvador to Warn Pregnant Women

Top Story — The mosquito-borne Zika virus is wreaking havoc throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, most prominently in El Salvador and Brazil, prompting both nation’s leaders to issue warnings […] Read More >

Amid Police Violence Against Brazil’s Black Population, a Protest Movement Grows

RIO DE JANEIRO — After celebrating 16-year-old Roberto de Souza Penha’s first paycheck on a late November night, Souza and his four friends were shot to death in their car […] Read More >

Brazil Court Grants Rousseff Temporary Reprieve on Impeachment

Brazil’s Supreme Court issued two decisions Thursday that will assist embattled President Dilma Rousseff in her attempts thwart impeachment proceedings. The Court voted to invalidate the results of a secret […] Read More >

Brazil Attorney General Calls for Speaker’s Ouster for ‘Obstructing’ Investigation

Top Story — Brazil’s attorney general on Wednesday called for the Supreme Court to remove House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office, arguing Cunha has used his position to obstruct a […] Read More >

Agricultural Export Taxes Slashed in Argentina

Top Story — Export taxes for Argentina’s major agricultural products will be eliminated beginning on Tuesday, President Mauricio Macri announced during a meeting with the Argentine Industrial Union on Monday. Export taxes […] Read More >

For Argentine Environmentalists, New President Macri Elicits Hope — and Skepticism

Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri entered the “Casa Rosada” today, bringing an end to 12 years of leftist “kirchnerismo” rule and ushering in, supporters hope, an era of economic liberalization and […] Read More >

Macri Assumes Argentine Presidency Amid Feud with Predecessor

Hello subscribers, sorry for the delay this morning in sending you Today in Latin America. We have been having technical difficulties with our website, but they should now be solved. […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Suspends Impeachment Proceedings Against President

Top Story — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin made the decision late Tuesday night to suspend impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, just hours after lawmakers dealt Rousseff a […] Read More >

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Face Impeachment Proceedings

Top Story — Speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, introduced impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday. The charges stem from an October ruling by […] Read More >