Posts By: Mari Hayman

Chilean Government Resumes Use of Tear Gas As HidroAysén Protests Continue

Chile’s Carabineros resumed the use of  tear gas on Friday, a mere three days after Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter had called for its temporary suspension, as massive demonstrations against […] Read More >

Chilean Experts Exhume Salvador Allende’s Body

A Chilean forensic team exhumed the body of former Chilean president Salvador Allende on Monday, seeking to clarify the causes of Allende’s death on September 11, 1973. For decades, Chileans […] Read More >

Chile Suspends Use of Tear Gas Amid Concerns Over Miscarriages

Chile’s Interior Minister announced Wednesday that the country’s police forces will be temporarily prohibited from using tear gas against protesters after a study by the University of Chile showed that […] Read More >

U.S. Congress Votes “No” to Releasing Classified Argentina Documents

An amendment that would declassify U.S. intelligence documents about the Argentine military dictatorship lost in a vote of 214–194 on Friday, frustrating human rights groups and marking the fourth time […] Read More >

Brazilian Soccer Fans Face Backlash for Offensive Tweets

The Order of Brazilian Lawyers (OAB) has filed a racial discrimination complaint against a pair of Brazilian soccer fans for posting derogatory messages on Twitter after Flamengo was eliminated from […] Read More >

Argentina Arrests Pilots Believed to be Responsible for 1977 “Death Flights”

Three former pilots for the Argentine Coast Guard were brought before Federal Judge Sergio Torres on Tuesday to face charges for their involvement in death flights that killed hundreds of […] Read More >

FARC Files Reveal Guerrilla Group’s Ties to Chávez and Correa Governments

A strategic dossier published Tuesday by a British think tank revealed that the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) received material support from the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian governments under presidents […] Read More >

Cuban Government Says Dissident Died of Pancreatitis, not Police Beating

In a response to claims that police brutality ended the life of Juan Wilfredo Soto García on Saturday, Cuban state media reported Monday that the death of the 46 year-old […] Read More >

Tens Of Thousands March To Protest Drug War Violence In Mexico

Tens of thousands of Mexicans participated in a nationwide march for peace on Sunday, protesting the violence that has killed nearly 40,000 of their countrymen and demanding an end to […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Legally Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

In a two-day session over same-sex unions, The Brazilian Supreme Court on Thursday overwhelming voted to extend the same rights and duties to same-sex couples as those that exist for […] Read More >