Category: Southern Cone

Agricultural Export Taxes Slashed in Argentina

Top Story — Export taxes for Argentina’s major agricultural products will be eliminated beginning on Tuesday, President Mauricio Macri announced during a meeting with the Argentine Industrial Union on Monday. Export taxes […] Read More >

For Argentine Environmentalists, New President Macri Elicits Hope — and Skepticism

Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri entered the “Casa Rosada” today, bringing an end to 12 years of leftist “kirchnerismo” rule and ushering in, supporters hope, an era of economic liberalization and […] Read More >

Macri Assumes Argentine Presidency Amid Feud with Predecessor

Hello subscribers, sorry for the delay this morning in sending you Today in Latin America. We have been having technical difficulties with our website, but they should now be solved. […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Suspends Impeachment Proceedings Against President

Top Story — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin made the decision late Tuesday night to suspend impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, just hours after lawmakers dealt Rousseff a […] Read More >

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Face Impeachment Proceedings

Top Story — Speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, introduced impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday. The charges stem from an October ruling by […] Read More >

Rejecting Peronism, Argentina Elects Mauricio Macri

Center-right candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s runoff presidential election on Sunday, The Associated Press reported, defeating the ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli and marking the end of 12 years of […] Read More >

Brazil Police Investigate Mob Killing in Wealthy Rio Neighborhood

Police in Rio de Janeiro on Monday announced they will investigate the apparent mob killing of an ice vendor in the city’s beachfront neighborhood of Ipanema over the weekend, The […] Read More >

16 Feared Dead, Hundreds Displaced After Mining Dams Burst in Brazil

Top Story — Two dams holding iron-mine wastewater broke in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Thursday, flooding the nearby town of Bento Rodrigues with water, mud and potentially […] Read More >

Defeated Argentine Presidential Hopeful Expected to Support Center-Right Macri in Runoff

Top Story — Argentina’s November presidential election is headed to a runoff with no clear favorite. Reuters reported on Monday, however, that unnamed officials from the camp of defeated presidential hopeful Sergio […] Read More >

In Upset, Argentina’s Election Will Head to Second Round

Top Story — In Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, Argentina’s Daniel Scioli failed to avoid a runoff in a major upset, while comedian Jimmy Morales won second-round polls in Guatemala […] Read More >