Category: Southern Cone

Brazil Upholds Conviction In Slaying Of Activist Nun

Today in Latin America Top Story — A court in Brazil upheld the conviction of an Amazon rancher who ordered the killing of an American nun and rain forest activist […] Read More >

Uruguay Recalls Commander In Haiti Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Uruguay’s defense ministry said Sunday it would recall its commander and at least five officers from Haiti, in response to a controversy over alleged acts of sexual abuse. The ministry […] Read More >

Chile: Plane Crash Kills 21 People

Today in Latin America Top Story — A military plane in Chile carrying troops, journalists and a businessman crashed over the weekend off a Chilean island in the southern part […] Read More >

Chile: Protests Continue As Police Face Off With Demonstrators

Chile’s Central Workers Union, an umbrella organization consisting of several labor unions, launched a 2-day national strike Wednesday morning, supported by protesting students and the opposition Concertación coalition. While the […] Read More >

Argentina: Two Suspects Linked To Dead Tourists By DNA

Today in Latin America Top Story — Investigators in Argentina have DNA and ballistics evidence implicating some of the eight suspects under arrest in the July killing of two French […] Read More >

Argentina: Fernández de Kirchner Wins First-Ever Open Primary

Today in Latin America Top Story— In Argentina’s first-ever open and simultaneous presidential primary Sunday, exit polls showed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led her nine rivals, but it was too […] Read More >

Chile: Protest For Educational Reform In Santiago Turns Violent

Today in Latin America Top Story — With much of the world’s attention focused on the widespread rioting in the United Kingdom, demonstrators in Chile took to the streets of […] Read More >

Chile: Police Clash With Student Protestors Over Educational Reforms

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chilean police clashed with protesters on Thursday, in a confrontation that led to at least 552 detentions and 29 police injuries. The incident was […] Read More >

Autopsy Reveals Chile’s Salvador Allende Committed Suicide

Top Story — New autopsy results determined that former Chilean President Salvador Allende killed himself with an assault rifle during the 1973 coup that overthrew him. The forensic analysis, which […] Read More >

Buenos Aires Mayor Macri To Face Run-Off Election Against Fernández de Kirchner’s Candidate

Today in Latin America Top Story — The mayor of Buenos Aires now faces a run-off for his re-election bid against the hand-picked candidate of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de […] Read More >