Tag: <span>Latin American News Dispatch</span>

Brazil President Courting Investors on Visit to U.S.

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with investors in New York on Sunday ahead of a planned meeting with her U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, the first to take […] Read More >

As Republicans Retake U.S. Senate, Calls For Venezuela Sanctions

Top Story — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Wednesday his desire for sanctions against Venezuelan officials during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia. Rubio’s trip comes on […] Read More >

Peru Announces New Anti-Logging Efforts After Activists Killed

Top Story – Peru’s government has formed a commission to stop illegal logging on the Peru-Brazil border following the killings of four indigenous leaders of the Ashaninka community in early September, […] Read More >

Eyewitness Accuses Mexican Troops of Executing Suspects Despite Surrender

Top Story — New evidence and an eyewitness report suggest Mexican soldiers executed 21 suspected members of a criminal group this summer following a brief firefight initiated by the troops, the Associated […] Read More >

The Economist Criticized For Equating Violence Of Military Dictatorships With That Of Guerrillas

The Economist magazine stoked a controversy this week with an article arguing that memorials commemorating those killed by South America’s rightwing military governments are rewriting the past by playing down […] Read More >

Álvaro Uribe Defends Himself Against Corruption Charges

Top Story — Colombia’s former president Álvaro Uribe appeared in congress Wednesday to defend himself against claims of corruption and ties to violent paramilitary groups. Leftist Sen. Ivan Cepeda spoke […] Read More >

Homeless Activists Clash With Police in São Paulo

Top Story — Unrest paralyzed central São Paulo Tuesday after police attempted to evict a group of homeless activists occupying a building there, reported the Los Angeles Times. The residents, who […] Read More >

Colombia’s ELN Accused of Killing Two Oil Workers

Top Story — Suspected members of Colombia’s second-largest rebel group have killed two oil workers in a sniper attack, the military said Monday. The workers, contractors with the state-owned Ecopetrol oil […] Read More >

Brazilian Presidential Candidates Are Now in a Dead Heat

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is now in a statistical tie with presidential hopeful Marina Silva, according to a poll released Friday by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics […] Read More >