Category: Southern Cone

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 >

Brazilian Senate Debates Freedom of Information Law

A bill to pass a freedom of information law in Brazil, introduced by former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2009 and approved by the Chamber of Deputies last […] Read More >

Brazilian Authorities Raid Rio Favela In Preparation For 2014 World Cup

 Today in Latin America Top Story — A wave of heavily armed Brazilian soldiers and police swept through one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas Sunday morning in an effort to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Remains Popular Despite A Corruption Scandal And Continued Inflation

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s poll numbers rose slightly this weekend, despite suffering her first major scandal and rising inflation. A poll by Datafolha […] Read More >

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 >

Brazil Promises More Protection To Activists In The Amazon After Recent Killings

Today in Latin America Top Story — Following a meeting on Monday, the Brazilian government said that it plans to protect rural activists and increase policing in the Amazon rain […] Read More >