Category: Southern Cone

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 >

Brazil Breaks Relations With Human Rights Commission Over Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has ordered an immediate cessation of relations with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) after the regional body asked the government to suspend construction of […] Read More >

Brazil Censors Simpsons Scene Of Two Men Kissing

Brazil’s TV Globo network on Friday cut a scene from the Simpsons in which Homer Simpson kissed another male character, the bartender Moe. Globo said that the minute-long sequence from […] Read More >

American-Made “Rio: The Movie” A Hit In Brazil, U.S. And Abroad

“Rio: The Movie”, the hit animated feature by Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Saldanha, has topped the North American box office for the second weekend in a row after its April 15 […] Read More >

Google Irks Brazilians With Map of Rio de Janeiro Highlighting Favelas

  Google has come under fire in Brazil for prominently featuring the names of favelas on the Internet giant’s online map service, Google Maps.  An editorial by O Globo called […] Read More >

Brazilian Air Force Monitored Politicians, Civilians, Church, for Ten Years After Dictatorship’s End

A trove of 35,000 documents released by the Brazilian National Archives on April 13 show that the Brazilian Air Force monitored leftist groups and political parties, labor union members, and […] Read More >

China Cautiously Opens Its Market To Brazil

Today in Latin America Top Story — A state visit to China from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff aimed at correcting the South American country’s trade imbalance has begun to bear […] Read More >

Uruguay Senate Votes to Annul Amnesty Law For Crimes During Dictatorship

Today in Latin America Top Story — Uruguay’s senate voted Tuesday night to annul an amnesty law for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1973-85 dictatorship. In a tight […] Read More >

Rio de Janeiro School Shooting Kills 12 Children; Brazil In Shock

Today in Latin America Top Story — A 23-yeald old gunman burst into an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro and opened fire on young students, killing 12 and wounding […] Read More >

Obama Praises Latin American Growth and Dynamism During Speech In Chile

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama said that Latin America was fundamental to the prosperity and security of the United States, during a speech in […] Read More >