Category: Southern Cone

Brazilian raid targets $1.6 billion money-laundering ring

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Dozens of people were arrested in Brazil and Uruguay yesterday in a massive raid targeting an international money-laundering scheme that authorities said moved $1.6 billion […] Read More >

Paraguay to elect new president Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The favorite to […] Read More >

Assassination in Brazil unmasks the deadly racism of a country that would rather ignore it

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. By Ana Míria dos Santos Carvalho Carinhanha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro   When Marielle Franco, a […] Read More >

Pope Francis recants on Chile abuse case, asks victims for forgiveness

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE—Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement yesterday admitting to having made “grave errors” in his controversial judgement of Chile’s sex abuse scandal and inviting the victims […] Read More >

Lula da Silva turned himself in to Brazilian authorities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL—Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva turned himself in to the police in São Paulo on Saturday evening and was flown by helicopter to the […] Read More >

Brazilian court decides against Da Silva’s attempt to remain out of prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL—Early this morning Brazil’s top court ruled against former president Luiz Inácio da Silva’s request to remain out of jail while he appeals a 12-year jail sentence […] Read More >

Brazil’s unpopular, scandal-plagued president weighs bid for new term

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Despite approval ratings that have settled in the single digits, Brazilian President Michel Temer may seek a second, full term in October’s national elections. Speaking with […] Read More >

Thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA On Sunday thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco, the former Brazilian councilwoman and human rights activist who […] Read More >

Brazilian opposition councilwoman assassinated with possible involvement of police officers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro by two men who fired nine shots at her vehicle, killing both her and […] Read More >

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina’s last military dictator, died

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eight years after he was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, Argentina’s last military dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, died after a heart attack in […] Read More >