Category: Southern Cone

Gay Marriage Bill Goes to Vote in Argentina’s Senate; Both Supporters And Protesters Take To the Streets

Today in Latin America Top Story — Argentina’s Senate is set to decide on whether or not to legalize gay marriage, after thousands of people protested in the capital against […] Read More >

Araguaia Case May Challenge Brazilian Amnesty Law

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Brazil’s highest court upheld a controversial amnesty law preventing trial and punishment for political crimes committed during the military dictatorship in April, it appeared that […] Read More >

Drug Violence Drops In Rio de Janeiro As New Policing Techniques Introduced

RIO DE JANEIRO – Police are making strides toward controling Rio de Janeiro’s notorious drug violence, using new approaches that emphasize community policing, a panel of experts said Monday. The […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula da Silva Gains International Attention With Iranian Nuclear Swap Agreement

Today in Latin America Top Story — An agreement signed between Brazil, Turkey and Iran has cast an international spotlight on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, with several […] Read More >

Brazil, Turkey and Iran May Have Reached Agreement on Nuclear Program

Today in Latin America Top Story — Turkish Minister of Foreign Relations Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that Turkey, Brazil and Iran had reached an agreement regarding a nuclear fuel […] Read More >

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Open To Brazilian Mediation Of Nuclear Fuel Issue

Today in Latin America Top Story — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed “in principle” to Brazil taking a role in helping to break the deadlock over a United Nations-backed nuclear […] Read More >

Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay Discuss How to Combat Drug Trafficking

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Brazil and Paraguay met on Monday at the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero to discuss how to address the […] Read More >

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Sends 1,000 Troops and Police To Suppress Rebel Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sent an additional 1,000 troops and police Monday to the country’s borders with Brazil and Bolivia to track down […] Read More >

Catholic Abuse Scandal Hits Brazil; Chilean Church Asks Victims For Forgiveness

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Brazilian priest accused of pedophilia and engaging in sexual conduct with boys as young as 12, was detained by police following a […] Read More >

Cocaine Hidden in Truck from Dakar Rally Seized in Spain; Shipment Originated from Argentina

Today in Latin America Top Story — Spanish police seized 1,760 pounds of cocaine hidden in a truck used as a backup vehicle in the Dakar Rally, an off-road car […] Read More >