Category: Southern Cone

Final Chilean Miner Brought To Surface After 22 1/2-Hour Rescue Effort

Today in Latin America Top Story — All of the 33 trapped Chilean miners were brought safely to the surface Thursday night as the miner’s foreman came above ground after […] Read More >

First Chilean Miner Rescued Late Tuesday Night To Cheers From Crowd

Today in Latin America Top Story — Late on Tuesday evening, after 69 days stuck underground, Florencio Avalos became the first of the 33 Chilean trapped miners to make it […] Read More >

Chilean Miners Expected To Be Rescued On Wednesday; Arguing Over Who Will Go Last

Today in Latin America Top Story — Engineers in Chile are reinforcing an escape shaft with the hope of freeing the 33 trapped miners by Wednesday, as the miners argue […] Read More >

Brazilian Clown Needs To Pass Literacy Test For Congress

Today in Latin America Top Story — A popular Brazilian clown who got more votes than any other candidate for the country’s congress might be barred from taking his post, […] Read More >

Brazilian Presidential Election To Go To Runoff; Dilma Rousseff Fails To Break 50 Percent Threshold

Today in Latin America Top Story — With 96 percent of the votes counted as of Sunday night, no winner has been declared in the Brazilian presidential election, according to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula Da Silva’s Campaigning Is Propelling Dilma Rousseff To Presidency

Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, Brazil’s overwhelmingly popular president, has presided over eight years of economic growth and poverty reduction. For months now, he’s been trying to bestow that popularity […] Read More >

Chile’s New Government Initiative Hopes To Attract Foreign Entrepreneurs

SANTIAGO — Chile’s Minister of Economy Juan Andres Fontaine touched down in the United States earlier this month on a mission of great national importance. Fontaine’s itinerary, however, did not […] Read More >

The Legacy of Brazil’s Lula da Silva; A News Analysis

BUENOS AIRES — He couldn’t do it in 1989, in 1994, or in 1998. But on Oct. 27, 2002, the man who everyone in Brazil knew by the nickname “Lula” […] Read More >

Chile’s Education Initiative Hopes To Attract More Qualified Teachers

SANTIAGO — Chile’s Minister of Education Joaquín Lavín recently announced a new set of proposals designed to make teaching a more attractive profession for the country’s top students. Lavín, a […] Read More >

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo after its inauguration in 1969.

Nixon Administration Advocated Use of Death Squads in Uruguay, New Documents Indicate

NEW YORK — Forty years after U.S. AID official Dan Mitrione was kidnapped and executed by Uruguayan guerillas, nine declassified State Department documents prove that high-level officials in the Nixon […] Read More >