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Root causes of Peru’s political unrest: An interview with a protest leader

Lima, Peru — Almost immediately after former President Pedro Castillo was ousted from power and jailed for his failed attempt to dissolve Congress and rule by decree on December 7, Castillo’s supporters in Peru’s rural south took to the streets to protest.  Nearly two months on, protests have expanded nationwide, leaving over 60 people dead, […]

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Read More 31 January 2023 | 5:50 am

“I haven’t felt soccer this way in a long time” — Brazil’s female fans react to historic all-male ban at matches

São Paulo – When Brazilian professional soccer teams Coritiba and Athletico Paranaense kicked off their season in mid January in the southern city of Curitiba, there was something noticeably absent from their 40,000-seat stadiums: Men.  The two teams from the country’s south made history by playing Brazil’s first soccer match with only women and children […]

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Read More 28 January 2023 | 10:03 pm

Argentina ended 2022 with the highest inflation since 1991

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Argentina closed out 2022 with a yearly inflation of 94.8%, the worst in the last 32 years, according to the Federal Administration of Public Income (AFIP). Several industries had to strongly increase their prices while average wages are not increasing at the same rate. The results were published by the administration […]

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Read More 27 January 2023 | 1:55 am

Government detains editor from one of Venezuela’s largest newspapers

El Nacional Editor José Gregorio Meza was arrested at his home and questioned by Venezuelan authorities.

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Read More 26 January 2023 | 7:23 am

“A new phase is beginning”: Brazil and Argentina remend ties during state visit

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández met with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Buenos Aires on Monday to discuss mending the bilateral relationship that had been damaged during the administration of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. The World Cup and Lula’s predecessor were also on the agenda.  Ahead of the […]

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Read More 26 January 2023 | 12:02 am

Brazil’s return to CELAC and the Latin American stage

São Paulo, Brazil – On his first international trip since taking office on January 1, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva spoke this Tuesday at the 7th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CELAC is made up of 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, […]

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Read More 25 January 2023 | 7:51 pm

Could the “Sur” become the Euro of Latin America?

Talks of establishing a common currency between Argentina and Brazil have come and gone since the 1990s.

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Read More 25 January 2023 | 11:16 am

Drug trafficking trial begins for Mexico’s “supercop” Genaro García Luna

Mexico City, Mexico — Opening arguments began on Monday in the trial against Mexico’s former security chief, Genaro García Luna, who United States prosecutors allege worked with the Sinaloa drug cartel, helping them to smuggle over 50,000 kilos of cocaine into the U.S.  Sitting in a Brooklyn courthouse, Mexico’s former “supercop” — as he came […]

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Read More 24 January 2023 | 7:12 am

Brazil declares health emergency in Yanomami indigenous territory, 570 children have died in past four years

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Health Ministry declared a public health emergency in the Yanomami indigenous territory, in the northern state of Roraima which borders Venezuela, after identifying hundreds of children and elderly people with grave health conditions.  Yanomami is the largest indigenous reservation in Brazil, where 30,500 indigenous people live in 370 villages. Since […]

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Read More 24 January 2023 | 2:24 am

Union involved in mass protests in Peru denounces police abuse in Lima 

Lima, Peru — Peru’s General Confederation of Workers (CGTP), one of the most influential unions in the country, accused the police of “excessive abuse” against several protesters who took to the streets of the capital, Lima, to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte. Gustavo Minaya, assistant general secretary of the CGTP, told Peru Reports […]

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Read More 21 January 2023 | 12:21 am

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