Category: News Briefs

Chile Hit By Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake; No Deaths Or Damage Reported

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck this morning just off the coast of central Chile, affecting the same region as last year’s devastating earthquake that triggered a tsunami. The earthquake struck just […] Read More >

TV Report on Salvador Allende’s Death Angers Family

A Chilean state television program speculating that former Chilean President Salvador Allende was murdered during the Sept. 11, 1973 coup has angered members of Allende’s family, one week after the […] Read More >

Mexico Investigates Grenade Attack On Newspaper In Saltillo

The Mexican Attorney General’s (PGR) office began an investigation into a grenade attack on a newspaper in the northern state of Coahuila. The attack occurred around midnight on Sunday in […] Read More >

Manuel Zelaya Returns To Honduras And Promises To Reenter Politics

After 16 months in exile, overthrown Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned Saturday to Honduras, where he will immediately reenter politics. Wearing his trademark cowboy hat, Zelaya exited the plane flanked […] Read More >

Obama To Visit Puerto Rico In June; First Official Presidential Visit To Island Since Kennedy

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the island next month, becoming the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to […] Read More >

Mexico’s Agustín Carstens Bids To Head IMF; Faces Tough Competition From France’s Lagarde

Mexican central bank chief Agustín Carstens announced his bid Tuesday to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped down earlier this month in the midst […] Read More >

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 >