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08/25/2019

Brazil Marshals Forces to Fight Amazon Fires (and Restore ‘Positive Perception’) The fires had burned for weeks but plunged President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration into crisis mode only now, after photographs began circulating wi...
23:56, 08/24/2019

Amazon fires and sanctions high on agenda as G7 leaders meet at summit Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to be making a surprising reversal when he announced plans to send armed forces to fight the fires in the Ama...
19:00, 08/24/2019

Brazil’s Rainforest Fires Prompt Alarm and Anger in Europe President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change, and said he would try to kill a major tr...
04:28, 08/24/2019

As Amazon Fires Become Global Crisis, Brazil’s President Reverses Course After days of downplaying the fires raging across the Amazon, President Bolsonaro orders the military to step in. But it’s not clear that will be enou...
04:28, 08/24/2019

Two Takes on Justin Trudeau’s Time as Prime Minister Ahead of the election, Ian Austen reviews two books by Canadian journalists offering different views of Justin Trudeau’s four years as prime minister....
04:28, 08/24/2019

Amazon fires: Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio among celebrities to speak out Huge fires have been blazing through the Brazilian rainforest this week, with more than half in the Amazon region. The fires spell disaster for the lo...
22:00, 08/23/2019

The Amazon is burning because the world eats so much meat The Amazon fires are no accident. Many of them are being set by ranchers to clear land for cattle -- a traditional practice emboldened by Brazil's pro...
22:00, 08/23/2019

Here's what we know about the fires in the Amazon rainforest Brazil's Amazon rainforest is in flames, burning at the highest rate since 2013, when that nation's space research center first began tracking fires t...
22:00, 08/23/2019

Amazon Fires Prompt Alarm in Europe, and Anger at Brazil’s Government President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change, and said he would try to kill a major tr...
20:28, 08/23/2019

With Amazon Rain Forest Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash The fires scorching the Amazon come amid growing concern that Brazil’s weakening environmental policies could jeopardize the country’s trade and forei...
14:28, 08/23/2019

With Amazon Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash: ‘Lungs of the Earth Are in Flames’ The fires scorching the Amazon come amid growing concern that Brazil’s weakening environmental policies could jeopardize the country’s trade and forei...
02:42, 08/23/2019

Ex-MLB players implicated in major drug trafficking organization, Dominican officials say The Dominican attorney general implicated a former Major League Baseball all-star and a journeyman pitcher on Wednesday in a drug trafficking and ring...
12:14, 08/22/2019

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to ...
12:14, 08/22/2019

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate c...
20:14, 08/21/2019

Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 people hostage on a bus in Brazil A man who took a bus and 37 people hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, according ...
05:28, 08/21/2019

A trail of 'bloody gold' leads to Venezuela's government The crash of steel pounding rock echoes through the dark gallery, as Darwin Rojas, 43, hammers away in a small corner. He's muddy, sweaty and breathin...
05:28, 08/21/2019

Former Farc rebels become eco-warriors to stop deforestation in the Amazon Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the A...
04:42, 08/21/2019

Salvadoran Woman Cleared of Homicide Charges After Stillbirth The decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, which say a strict abortion ban has led to overzea...
03:28, 08/21/2019

Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 bus passengers hostage in Brazil A man who took a bus and its 37 passengers hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, ac...
16:42, 08/20/2019

Salvadoran woman at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted of all charges A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El ...
03:14, 08/20/2019

Salvador Court Acquits Woman Charged With Homicide After Stillbirth The decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, who say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealo...
00:56, 08/20/2019

Prosecutors demand 40 years in abortion trial in El Salvador The controversial retrial of a rape victim in El Salvador concluded Friday, a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's st...
02:14, 08/17/2019

Music producer guilty of sexually abusing singer in Mexico A music producer accused of sexually abusing a young singer in Mexico -- whom he represented and mentored for several years -- has been found guilty o...
02:14, 08/17/2019

The transformation of Mexico under leftist nationalist AMLO It was early April 2018. The Mexican presidential campaigns were heating up and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, running for the third time for the highes...
00:14, 08/17/2019

Trudeau, Once the Bright New Hope, Enters Campaign Tarnished by Scandal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada hope for reelection rests with a small number of uncommitted voters following an ethics watchdog’s findings th...
07:28, 08/16/2019

Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador The retrial of a teenage rape victim will continue Friday in El Salvador, in a case that has drawn global attention to the country's strict anti-abort...
03:28, 08/16/2019

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need  The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through...
23:28, 08/14/2019

Trudeau Violated Ethics Law in SNC-Lavalin Case, Watchdog Finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was found to have broken the law in how he and his staff handled the corruption case of a major engineering fi...
19:00, 08/14/2019

Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Infamy Port Alberni, the birthplace of the two teenagers who the police say went on a bloody rampage, says it is unfair for the town to be tarnished by the c...
17:42, 08/13/2019

Guatemala's new president could give Trump a huge headache on immigration Guatemala has a new president-elect -- and Donald Trump should probably pay attention. Alejandro Giammattei has been outspoken in his opposition to a ...
17:40, 08/12/2019

Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada's Howe Sound The Sea to Sky Gondola, located in Squamish, British Columbia, wasn't in operation at the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 4:30 a...
04:56, 08/11/2019

US sanctions could 'significantly exacerbate' Venezuela's crisis, UN warns Newly imposed US sanctions on Venezuela could "significantly exacerbate" the crisis that ordinary civilians are facing in the country, United Nations ...
14:56, 08/09/2019

19 Bodies Hung From Bridge or Dismembered in Mexico Gang Feud The victims were found in the western state of Michoacan, alongside a banner bearing the initials of the Jalisco cartel and threatening a rival gang....
03:42, 08/09/2019

The suspects in Canada killings are believed dead, but what led to the crimes is still a mystery A manhunt for two suspects in a series of killings in remote northern Canada appears to have ended with the discovery of the fugitives' bodies, police...
17:14, 08/08/2019

Child soldiers recruited from Venezuelan refugees: Report As Venezuelans flee their country in search of safety and economic security, new dangers lurk across the border. In Colombia's northeast, where many V...
15:42, 08/08/2019

Canada case won't be closed even after teen killers' bodies are identified, investigators say A manhunt for two suspects in a series of killings in remote northern Canada appears to have ended with the discovery of the fugitives' bodies, police...
15:42, 08/08/2019

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive langua...
02:28, 08/08/2019

Canada authorities believe they have found bodies of suspects in killings Authorities believe they have found the bodies of two Canadian men suspected of killing three people last month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sai...
01:42, 08/08/2019

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Now is the Time for Action’ At a conference meant to find a solution to the standoff in Venezuela, John R. Bolton, the Trump administration’s national security adviser, pushed a ...
18:56, 08/07/2019

Felix Auger-Aliassime Picks Up Where Denis Shapovalov Left Off The two young Canadians shared living quarters during the Rogers Cup two years ago, when Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal. Now Auger-Aliassime is the c...
18:56, 08/07/2019

America's gun culture vs. the world Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have reignited the debate around gun rights in the US. Here's how America's gun culture compares to the rest of the w...
19:42, 08/06/2019

Mexico considers the El Paso shooting an 'act of terrorism' against Mexican citizens, official says Mexico's government considers the shooting in El Paso, Texas, an act of terrorism against Mexican citizens and will be participating in the investigat...
05:14, 08/06/2019

‘Urgent Resolve’ to Fight Domestic Terrorism Faces Tall Legal Obstacles American law enforcement has far more latitude to investigate foreign terrorists than domestic ones. A shift would mean rethinking that strategy — and...
03:42, 08/06/2019

Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have sought refuge in Colombia. Children born there were undocumented. This decision lets them access education and ...
03:42, 08/06/2019

Brazilian drug dealer fails to escape jail dressed as teenage daughter Convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out of the prison where he was serving a 73-year-sentence by disguising himself as his teenage d...
14:00, 08/05/2019

After El Paso Attack, Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S. The foreign minister said Mexico would take “effective, immediate and blunt legal action” to protect Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the U.S....
06:00, 08/05/2019

Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S. After El Paso Attack The foreign minister said Mexico would take “effective, immediate and blunt legal action” to protect Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the U.S....
01:14, 08/05/2019

Scientist who called out Bolsonaro on Amazon deforestation is fired Brazil has fired the head of a government agency that found a steep rise in deforestation in the Amazon, following a public spat with far-right Presid...
16:14, 08/03/2019

Read: Leaked diplomatic letters over A$AP Rocky Read the full text of a letter written by the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O'Brien and leaked earlier on Twitter. Addre...
11:28, 08/03/2019

Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pus...
06:14, 08/02/2019

Canadian police begin to scale back search for teenage murder suspects Authorities in Canada announced Wednesday that they will begin scaling back efforts to locate two teenage murder suspects believed to be hiding in a r...
13:00, 08/01/2019

4 More Inmates Die in Brazil After Deadly Prison Clash The authorities did not reveal the motive for the clash, only confirming that it was a fight between criminal groups, a day after 58 inmates were kill...
12:14, 08/01/2019

Economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions stall growth in Latin America and Caribbean region, UN says Citing “an external context of greater uncertainty and growing complexity”, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean...
22:42, 07/31/2019

Ronaldinho: Ex-Brazil and Barcelona star has property seized over unpaid fines Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho has 57 properties seized and his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and fines, according t...
11:56, 07/31/2019

Why the Brazil Prison Massacre Was a ‘Tragedy Foretold’ The deadliest prison massacre in Brazil in decades shows how powerful drug gangs have come to control the country’s overcrowded, underfunded prisons....
08:14, 07/31/2019

Tip on suspected killers leads to remote Canada, authorities say The manhunt for two young men suspected in the killing of three people in Canada shifted to a remote community of about 500 after police received a ti...
07:56, 07/31/2019

Prison riot in Brazil leaves 16 inmates decapitated and dozens more killed At least 57 people were killed, including 16 who were decapitated, during a vicious gang battle that erupted in a prison in northern Brazil on Monday ...
07:56, 07/31/2019

Bolsonaro doubts tribal leader's 'murder', repeats call to mine the Amazon The international community is speaking out against the killing of an indigenous tribal leader in Brazil's Amazon, even as the country's president say...
07:56, 07/31/2019

Prison Clash Leaves 52 Dead in Northern Brazil In the latest outbreak of prison violence in Brazil, inmates from rival factions faced off in an hourslong battle that left 16 prisoners decapitated....
23:28, 07/29/2019

Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise ...
20:42, 07/29/2019

Miners Kill Indigenous Leader in Brazil During Invasion of Protected Land Land invasions in indigenous territories are on the rise across Brazil. Indigenous leaders say they regularly come under threat by miners, loggers and...
05:00, 07/28/2019

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chi...
13:56, 07/27/2019

Father of suspect in three killings in Canada says son plans to go out 'in blaze of glory' The father of one of two Canadian teens wanted in the killings of a young American woman, her Australian boyfriend and a Canadian man said Wednesday t...
13:28, 07/27/2019

Manhunt for murder suspects focuses on a small Canada town with brutal conditions The manhunt for two Canadian teenagers suspected of killing three people is focusing on a swampy, small town in rural northern Manitoba with just over...
13:28, 07/27/2019

Canadian authorities will go door-to-door in rural town in search for murder suspects The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will begin knocking on every door in a small town in rural northern Manitoba in hopes of generating tips in the sear...
01:00, 07/27/2019

After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules The administration has signed an agreement with Guatemala to require migrants who travel through that country to seek asylum there instead of in the U...
23:28, 07/26/2019

Cardinal Ortega, former Havana archbishop who played role in US-Cuba thaw, dies at 82 Former Havana Archbishop Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, a key figure in the secret negotiations that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations ...
18:00, 07/26/2019

U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan Elites for Alleged Food Corruption Scheme Three stepsons of President Nicolás Maduro and a Colombian business partner are accused of running a scheme to siphon money meant to feed the country’...
23:28, 07/25/2019

Canada-wide manhunt for murder suspects focuses on a small town with brutal conditions The nationwide manhunt for two Canadian teenagers suspected of killing three people has focused in on a swampy small town in rural northern Manitoba w...
20:14, 07/25/2019

What We Know About the Canadian Teenage Fugitives Suspected in Three Murders A Canada-wide search is underway for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, teens suspected of multiple murders in British Columbia, now thought to be in M...
18:56, 07/25/2019

Father of one of 2 teens wanted in 3 killings in Canada says son plans to go out 'in blaze of glory' The father of one of two Canadian teens wanted in the killings of a young American woman, her Australian boyfriend and a Canadian man said Wednesday t...
07:42, 07/25/2019

Two missing Canadians are now suspects in the deaths of three people Two Canadian teens who were believed missing are now suspects in the shooting deaths of a young American woman and her Australian boyfriend, as well a...
22:42, 07/23/2019

Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power It was the fourth major blackout to hit Venezuelans in less than five months. The government blamed Monday’s outage on “an electromagnetic attack,” wi...
06:56, 07/23/2019

US-bound migration already cut 30%, says Mexico Mexico has sharply reduced migration across its territory toward the United States, officials say, and recent polls suggest hardening local attitudes ...
01:14, 07/23/2019

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica, ministry says, urging caution Nineteen people have died from consuming alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol in Costa Rica, where the Ministry of Health issued a national a...
18:28, 07/21/2019

Canadian government agrees to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement for claims of sexual misconduct in the armed forces The Canadian government has agreed to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement to members of the Armed Forces and Department of National Defense who allege ...
11:00, 07/19/2019

Canada Earmarks $690 Million to Settle Claims of Sexual Misconduct in Military The proposed settlement also commits the country’s military to improve its complaints process and to create a forum for victims to share their experie...
03:00, 07/19/2019

Argentina Designates Hezbollah Terrorist Group on 25th Anniversary of Bombing The designation, which came a day before a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, coincided with the anniversary of a 1994 attack on a Jewish commun...
01:28, 07/19/2019

Dominican authorities announce new safety measures to ease tourists' fears The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism is rolling out new safety measures in an effort to calm the fears of Americans traveling to the Caribbean...
13:42, 07/18/2019

As druglord Joaquin Guzman got life in prison, his daughter launched her El Chapo clothing line As druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was learning Wednesday he won't likely ever see freedom again, his daughter launched a clothing line in Mexico t...
00:56, 07/18/2019

Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal The ex-president, Alejandro Toledo, is wanted on charges he got $20 million in bribes stemming from the largest corruption scandal in Latin American h...
00:14, 07/17/2019

Retrial suspended for teen rape victim accused of abortion A controversial court case involving a teenage rape victim and the death of her baby was reopened in El Salvador on Monday—only to be quickly suspende...
19:56, 07/16/2019

6 Years After This Train Exploded, Deadly Cargo Still Rolls Through Canada When a runaway freight train derailed in Quebec, 47 people died in the explosion. While Canada has improved safety, trains hauling dangerous goods sti...
18:14, 07/16/2019

Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world....
18:28, 07/13/2019

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in letter Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to rej...
01:56, 07/13/2019

Indonesia Frees Canadian Accused of Using Magical Powers to Abuse Children Neil Bantleman, whose conviction was based on claims that he had used magical powers to seduce children, was granted clemency after years in prison an...
10:14, 07/12/2019

Boy survives after being left for dead with father's body in Mexico They had been brutally attacked while traveling across Veracruz state in Mexico, in a tragedy that underscores the desperation driving so many Central...
02:42, 07/11/2019

Mexican finance minister quits with scathing resignation letter Mexico's finance minister, Carlos Urzúa, quit abruptly on Tuesday, with a letter of resignation that appeared highly critical of the current administr...
01:28, 07/10/2019

Fernando de La Rua, former President of Argentina dead at 81 Fernando de La Rua, the former president of Argentina whose term ended after he fled the presidential palace in a helicopter amid riots, passed away i...
16:42, 07/09/2019

U.N. Rights Head ‘Shocked’ by Treatment of Migrant Children at U.S. Border Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations human rights chief, condemned the conditions faced by migrant children at the border, urging Washington to “cons...
00:00, 07/09/2019

Venezuelan opposition and Maduro government to hold talks in Barbados Negotiations are set to resume Monday between the Venezuelan government and the opposition group calling for its ouster in a bid to end months of poli...
06:28, 07/08/2019

The Jet Ski ridden by two Americans missing in Barbados has been found A Jet Ski bearing the registration number of one used by two Americans missing in Barbados has been found, according to the press secretary for the Ba...
19:56, 07/07/2019

João Gilberto, an Architect of Bossa Nova, Is Dead at 88 Mr. Gilberto was the quintessential transmitter of the harmonically and rhythmically complex, lyrically nuanced Brazilian music, including a version o...
18:14, 07/07/2019

João Gilberto, a Leading Light of Bossa Nova, Is Dead at 88 Mr. Gilberto was the quintessential transmitter of the harmonically and rhythmically complex, lyrically nuanced Brazilian music, including a version o...
01:56, 07/07/2019

Why Hondurans are taking to the streets or leaving the country Dead protesters, a "failed state" and accusations of high-level drug trafficking. This time it's not Venezuela in the headlines, but key US ally Hondu...
10:28, 07/06/2019

Opening Up the Land of Forests, Lakes and Campgrounds The national parks service and some of its provincial counterparts are offering newcomers basic knowledge about camping they likely didn’t bring with ...
01:00, 07/06/2019

Venezuelans protest after UN report alleges deaths and cover-ups On Venezuela's national Independence Day, rival demonstrations kicked off in the capital city Caracas, fueled by a new UN report describing political ...
22:42, 07/05/2019

Copa America: Argentine FA condemns referee for 'serious errors' in defeat by Brazil The Argentine FA complains to South American football's governing body over "serious and gross refereeing errors" in their Copa America semi-final def...
16:42, 07/04/2019

Guatemala rounds up dozens of immigrants to send back to their home countries Guatemala authorities rounded up 96 people as part of an operation to identify unqualified migrants trying to go to the United States and return them ...
13:56, 07/04/2019

Overlooked No More: Ralph Lazo, Who Voluntarily Lived in an Internment Camp About 115,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were incarcerated after Pearl Harbor, and Lazo, who was Mexican-American, joined them in a bold act...
19:28, 07/03/2019

Amazon destruction accelerates 60% to one and a half soccer fields every minute Amazon deforestation accelerated more than 60% in June over the same period last year, in what environmentalists say is a sign that the policies of Pr...
00:28, 07/03/2019

Photos: Stunning solar eclipse over South America A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina ...
00:28, 07/03/2019

The search for two Americans who went missing on a Barbados Jet Ski ride has been called off The search for two Americans who went missing last week after renting a Jet Ski in Barbados was called off by the country's coast guard on Sunday, Roy...
09:56, 07/02/2019

Mexico’s National Guard, Created to Fight Crime, Is Deployed to Capital Although Mexico City’s crime rate is lower than much of the country’s, a recent spike has alarmed residents and prompted the president to deploy the n...
01:56, 07/02/2019

Father, daughter who died trying to cross into the US are buried in El Salvador The Salvadoran father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande trying to cross into the United States were buried Monday in a private service, a day...
00:42, 07/02/2019

President of El Salvador Says Migrant Deaths in Rio Grande Are ‘Our Fault’ “People don’t flee their homes because they want to,” said President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, referring to Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his ...
18:42, 07/01/2019

Bodies of father and daughter who died trying to cross into the US returned to El Salvador The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, were returned home to their native El Salvador on Sunday, according...
21:14, 06/30/2019

Copa America: Chile beat Colombia in penalty shootout Alexis Sanchez scores the decisive penalty of a tense shootout to send defending champions Chile into the semi-finals of the Copa America after a 0-0 ...
08:42, 06/29/2019

‘I Didn’t Want Them to Go’: Salvadoran Family Grieves for Father and Daughter Who Drowned A photograph capturing the fate of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter, Angie Valeria, points to one of the major drivers of the crisis th...
04:42, 06/29/2019

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande head home to El Salvador The bodies of a Salvadoran father and his young daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande will travel back home by land, Salvadorian officials said...
03:28, 06/29/2019

Relatives desperately search for answers after Americans go missing on Barbados Jet Ski ride Desperate relatives of Americans who went missing in Barbados after taking a rented personal watercraft out to sea have been handing out flyers on a b...
20:28, 06/28/2019

A father and daughter drowned crossing the Rio Grande. Here's how their journey began More than 1,000 miles from the river bank where the bodies of her son and granddaughter washed ashore, Rosa Ramírez wept. She said she had tried to co...
12:56, 06/27/2019

Officer stopped with 39kg of cocaine on Brazil G20 trip A Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 contingent was arrested late Tuesday, after he was caught with 39 kilogram...
12:56, 06/27/2019

Horrific image illustrates crisis at the US-Mexico border The photo is haunting, a vivid reminder of the danger many face when they try to cross into the United States. It shows the human toll of a crisis at ...
04:00, 06/26/2019

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in stre...
00:42, 06/26/2019

Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections Few politicians have a backstory like Sandra Torres, winner of the first round in Guatemala's presidential elections earlier this month, but the forme...
16:56, 06/25/2019

5 people hurt when tour bus rolls over in the Bahamas. Military aircraft carries 4 to Fort Lauderdale for treatment. Five people injured when a Carnival Cruise tour excursion bus was involved in a rollover accident Monday had to be airlifted by military aircraft for ...
07:14, 06/25/2019

Passenger says she woke up alone on an empty Air Canada plane Tiffani O'Brien said she woke up on an empty Air Canada plane, in the dark and "freezing cold," after a short flight from Quebec City to Toronto's Pea...
23:42, 06/24/2019

Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison An Italian mafia boss has escaped from a detention center in Uruguay, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior s...
22:28, 06/24/2019

Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing Increased enforcement along the border with Guatemala, which began in recent days, has made crossing into Mexico harder. This has dissuaded migrants f...
20:00, 06/24/2019

World Cup 2019: Brazil's Marta gives emotional speech to next generation Brazil legend Marta gives an emotional speech calling on her country's young players to follow in her generation's footsteps after their last-16 World...
12:28, 06/24/2019

Mexico’s Workers Can Finally Choose Unions. Old Unions Are Pushing Back. Mexico is overturning rules that forced workers into government-allied unions, but enforcement will be tough as those unions and employers push back....
18:00, 06/22/2019

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release ...
16:42, 06/22/2019

David Ortiz shooting is called a case of mistaken identity. Many Dominicans are skeptical When the Dominican Republic youth baseball league where David Ortiz got his start plays this weekend, its founder hopes to steer clear of debates over...
08:14, 06/22/2019

The August plot to kill Maduro with drones New videos obtained by CNN provide chilling insight into a mystery drone attack against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro last year—the world's firs...
01:00, 06/22/2019

Ex-officers arrested after the killing of Brazilian councilwoman Two arrests in Brazil may finally shed light on the killing of popular politician Marielle Franco, whose death sparked national protests one year ago....
01:00, 06/22/2019

Bolton cancels Asia trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela' US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between Pres...
01:00, 06/22/2019

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next Nicolas Maduro will close Venezuela's border with Brazil, as tensions over foreign aid deliveries rise. The embattled President also is considering cl...
01:00, 06/22/2019

In Maduro's regime, Venezuela sends aid to you Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty ...
01:00, 06/22/2019

Fatal Shooting of Migrant in Mexico Prompts Government Investigation Witnesses told investigators that people wearing police uniforms shot at a truck carrying migrants after it passed through a checkpoint without stoppi...
22:14, 06/21/2019

Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis? The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, th...
22:00, 06/21/2019

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, 90, Voice in Cuban Boy’s Custody Fight, Dies She sought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father in Cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off Florida, his mother having drown...
06:00, 06/21/2019

David Ortiz's friend was target of the shooting, prosecutor says. He was sitting next to him More than a week after David Ortiz was shot as part of what police have called a murder-for-hire plot, authorities in the Dominican Republic now say t...
10:00, 06/20/2019

Canada resettled more refugees than US in 2018, UN says Canada overtook the United States as the world's leading host of formally resettled refugees in 2018, according to statistics compiled by the United N...
07:42, 06/20/2019

Here's why authorities say David Ortiz was mistakenly attacked in the Dominican Republic The shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic left fans wondering why would anyone try to kill Big Papi. Turns out, according ...
07:42, 06/20/2019

Who is Victor Hugo Gomez, the alleged mastermind behind the David Ortiz shooting? The mastermind behind the attack that saw former baseball star David Ortiz seriously wounded orchestrated the shooting from the United States where he...
04:28, 06/20/2019

Mexico Ratifies Trade Deal with the U.S. and Canada The United States initiated the revision of the North American trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, but Mexico is now the first to ratify the deal....
22:56, 06/19/2019

11th suspect arrested in David Ortiz's shooting as details emerge on who allegedly paid for attempted hit Dominican Republic authorities arrested an 11th suspect in the murder-for-hire plot against former Red Sox player David Ortiz as details emerge on who...
20:42, 06/19/2019

Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says “We have become almost unable to make peace,” the high commissioner for refugees said, as the global population of those displaced by conflict reached...
13:42, 06/19/2019

Marta becomes record scorer at World Cup finals as Brazil beat Italy to reach last 16 Marta becomes the record goalscorer at World Cup finals as her 17th goal gives Brazil victory over Italy in Group C and a place in the last 16 in Fran...
12:14, 06/19/2019

Canadian government says taxes from reapproved pipeline project will go toward green energy Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet have reapproved the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, with government profits from the tax...
06:56, 06/19/2019

A New Jersey man is dead after falling ill in the Dominican Republic, his family says Joseph Allen died at a hotel in the Dominican Republic last week, his family says, making him at least the ninth US tourist to die at a Dominican Repu...
21:14, 06/18/2019

Your questions about the Dominican Republic tourist deaths, answered Several American tourists have died recently in the Dominican Republic. Are the deaths related? Should you cancel your trip? We answer your questions....
21:14, 06/18/2019

Trudeau’s Government Is Expected to Decide on Divisive Trans Mountain Pipeline Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is deciding the fate of a proposal to expand a pipeline that links Alberta’s landlocked oil sands with the Pac...
20:14, 06/18/2019

Dominican prosecutors identify man accused of paying for attempted hit on David Ortiz Police are searching for the man accused of paying for the attempted hit on former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, identified as Alberto Miguel Ro...
15:42, 06/18/2019

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect...
06:00, 06/18/2019

Four injured in shooting during Toronto Raptors' NBA celebration Four people suffered "non-life threatening" gunshot injuries during a shooting Monday at the Toronto Raptors' NBA Championship celebration, Toronto Po...
02:56, 06/18/2019

The Globe Is Going Gray Fast, U.N. Says in New Forecast The latest population projection from the United Nations said fertility rates globally were declining while the percentage of older people was rising ...
22:14, 06/17/2019

Women's World Cup: Marta has record to rival Brazil legends Ronaldo and Pele Marta became the first player - male or female - to score in five different World Cups. But how does she compare to Brazilian greats such as Pele and ...
15:14, 06/14/2019

David Ortiz: Former Boston Red Sox star recovering from surgery after shooting Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is "able to sit up" and "take some steps" as he continues his recovery from surgery after being shot in the bac...
09:14, 06/13/2019

A Canadian Store Tried to Bag-Shame Its Customers. Nice Try. A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise ...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Hot summers causing Arctic sinkholes: study Arctic sinkholes are appearing across the Canadian High Arctic as permafrost -- ice expected to be frozen year-round -- thaws and collapses due to cli...
08:42, 06/12/2019

Man who drove David Ortiz to the hospital describes holding his hand as they sped from the scene The man who drove former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to the hospital after he was shot in the Dominican Republic described holding his hand in ...
08:42, 06/12/2019

David Ortiz is 'resting comfortably' after a second surgery as police try to learn why he was shot Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was awake and resting Tuesday at a Boston hospital after a second surgery to address his wounds from his sho...
18:14, 06/11/2019

Why does Brazil lag behind in women's football? Contrary to what happens in the men's game, the Americans dominate the female landscape while Brazil have only once made it to the final. What explain...
11:00, 06/11/2019

Canada passes 'Free Willy' bill banning whale and dolphin captivity Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Monday to make it illegal to hold a whale, dolphin or porpoise captive, punishable by fines up to $150,000 USD...
03:56, 06/11/2019

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country'...
03:56, 06/11/2019

Leaked Messages Raise Fairness Questions in Brazil Corruption Inquiry Private phone chats suggest that a prominent judge consulted with prosecutors in the Car Wash corruption investigation, which convicted a former presi...
00:14, 06/11/2019

Baseball star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to Felix Durán Mejia, spokesperson for the Dominican Na...
04:56, 06/10/2019

For Central Americans, Fleeing to Europe May Beat Trying to Reach U.S. A growing number of asylum seekers have found that the journey to the Continent is safer and cheaper than paying smugglers to get them through Mexico....
00:14, 06/10/2019

Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Greno...
21:28, 06/09/2019

Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN anno...
18:56, 06/07/2019

Many experts tried to open a safe locked for 40 years. A tourist's lucky guess cracked the code on his first try Over the years, the small Vermilion Heritage Museum in Alberta, Canada, tried everything in its power to unlock an old safe tucked away in its basemen...
16:56, 06/06/2019

Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts Read CNN's Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts and learn information about the deadliest and costliest tropical storms, tropical depressions and hurricane...
21:28, 06/05/2019

3 myths about Mexico and migration, debunked US President Donald Trump says Mexico isn't doing enough to stop immigration. Mexico says it's been working to respond to a regional crisis. Here's a ...
08:14, 06/05/2019

He quit the military for a revolution. Now what? Fernando Díaz left his job, his family and his home to join a movement to bring down the government of Nicolás Maduro. Now, the former Venezuelan Nati...
22:14, 06/04/2019

Colombia: Rights experts condemn killing of reintegrated former rebel fighter, call for respect of peace process Against a backdrop of challenges in implementing the peace process in Colombia, six independent UN human rights experts condemned on Tuesday the killi...
18:42, 06/04/2019

Pressured by Trump, Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants Although President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico had opened his arms to migrants, his officials have recently ramped up detentions and deporta...
22:56, 06/03/2019

The Shorebirds of Delaware Bay Are Going Hungry On their migrations north, famished birds stop to feast on eggs laid by horseshoe crabs. But the crabs were overfished, and conservationists say that ...
18:56, 06/03/2019

Thousands of killed or missing Indigenous women and girls are victims of a 'Canadian genocide,' report says The thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been killed or have vanished in Canada in the past decades are victims of a "Canadian genocide," ...
11:00, 06/03/2019

U.S. Promises Security Aid, but No Funds, to Guatemala to Curb Migration In Guatemala, the homeland security secretary offset requests for restoring funding cuts by offering hands-on assistance from United States agents and...
23:14, 06/01/2019

Honduran president was investigated by the DEA The Southern District of New York's federal court released an 11-page-document, dated 2015, which revealed an investigation into "large-scale drug-tra...
07:14, 06/01/2019

Mexico Crash Kills 21 as Bus and Tractor-Trailer Collide A bus carrying members of a Catholic archdiocese struck a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on a highway between the cities of Puebla and Orizaba....
10:00, 05/30/2019

Mexico Files Charges to Launch an Anticorruption Drive The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced its first major anti-corruption prosecution, delivering on a central campaign pr...
01:42, 05/29/2019

After Death on Airliner, Autopsy’s Grim Discovery: 246 Packs of Cocaine A man died en route to Japan from Colombia, after one of the packs of cocaine he had swallowed ruptured, said officials in Mexico, where the plane mad...
16:28, 05/28/2019

‘They Came to Kill.’ Almost 5 Die Daily at Hands of Rio Police. Police operations left 558 Rio de Janeiro residents dead during the first four months of the year — the highest number since the state began keeping r...
00:42, 05/27/2019

Peru earthquake leaves one dead and several injured One person was killed and at least 11 people have been injured in Peru, with a further seven injuries in neighboring Ecuador, after an 8.0 magnitude e...
18:56, 05/26/2019

Inside oil-rich Venezuela's gas shortages For the last two weeks, people from several states in Venezuela have described severe gas shortages, a once unthinkable problem. It's not the first ti...
18:56, 05/26/2019

The radical radio host leading an armed 'colectivo' in Venezuela Before socialist Hugo Chavez swept to power in 1999, the colectivos were leftist activists working in some of Venezuela's poorest slums. Himself a one...
23:56, 05/24/2019

Where Did the Right Whales Go? New evidence suggests that the endangered population lost much of a critical food source, but may be stabilizing slightly as it shifts territory to fe...
22:42, 05/23/2019

China Arrests 2 Canadians on Spying Charges, Deepening a Political Standoff Supporters of the two men, who were detained in December, say the case amounts to retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a Chinese tech executive....
19:14, 05/22/2019

Doctor found guilty of impeding abortion faces 2 years jail for misconduct The case is symbolic given it has played out in court, and in the public, for the most part of Argentina's ongoing debate about the decriminalisation ...
10:56, 05/22/2019

BienalSur art fair reaches the world's southernmost city Ushuaia The Bienal will travel 19,000 kilometres by the time of its closure in Octubre. Its base is Buenos Aires, where events will be held between June 22 an...
10:56, 05/22/2019

Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes as firefighters continue to battle growing blazes Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached 200,000 acres, the p...
09:56, 05/22/2019

Boost in exports will lead economy out of the recession, says OECD The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is optimistic for the recovery of the Argentine economy, hinging on an increase in ex...
05:56, 05/22/2019

Colombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings Colombia’s army, which had ordered officers to pledge to double the number of militants they killed, captured or forced to surrender, said it would ch...
02:00, 05/22/2019

CFK sits through dramatic allegations of corruption in first trial Fernández de Kirchner spent much of the session liaising with her lawyer and occasionally checking her phone as the court read out a series of dramati...
00:42, 05/22/2019

Scaloni delivers a shock as he names Argentina's squad for Copa América Agüero recalled, with River Plate left back Milton Casco a shock name in the squad. Meanwhile, there's no place for Sevilla right-back Gabriel Mercado...
19:00, 05/21/2019

CFK brands corruption trial 'a smokescreen' as she prepares to sit in the dock Former president lashes out in anger ahead of lunchtime court date. Unidad Ciudadana leader faces allegations she favoured businessman Lázaro Baez in ...
14:42, 05/21/2019

Bonds rebound from lows as markets re-assess presidential race While some investors stress that the opposition Peronist movement is now more likely to win the election, others argued Fernández de Kirchner’s decisi...
11:28, 05/21/2019

Roberto Lavagna makes up his mind: 'I am a candidate for president' With the deadline for candidates to register for the PASO primaries fast approaching, the line-up is becoming more defined by the day: Roberto Lavagna...
03:28, 05/21/2019

Argentine bonds fall in trading after news of 'Fernández-Fernández' ticket Locals bonds fell Monday morning in the wake of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s surprise move to run for vice-president, alongside Alberto Fernández,...
21:56, 05/20/2019

Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Real Madrid finish season to forget  Argentine superstar Leo Messi finishes as La Liga's top scorer for joint record sixth time, after bagging 49th and 50th goals of the season on the clo...
21:56, 05/20/2019

Abortion rights demonstrations seize agenda at Cannes film festival The green pro-abortion rights movement took over Cannes this week, as a series of protests at the famous French film festival drew the eye. A new docu...
21:56, 05/20/2019

Evo Morales launches bid for re-election to fourth term in Bolivia Before a massive rally of more than one million people, the leftist leader asked for "five more years [of leadership] to guarantee this liberation for...
21:56, 05/20/2019

Camila Morrone: the Argentine model-turned-actress taking Cannes by storm She's the daughter of an Argentine model and actress, she's dating Leonardo DiCaprio and considers Al Pacino to be her 'stepfather.' And now model-tur...
21:56, 05/20/2019

Prosecutor Carlos Stornelli's son suffers alleged bomb scare City Police bomb experts detonated the device made of plastic and cables to replicate a bomb. Authorities are treating the incident as a "threat" to P...
17:00, 05/20/2019

Fernández-Fernández: Argentina gasps with surprise at CFK's electoral plot twist The Fernández-Fernández ticket came as a bombshell for the country's politics and media, with not a single rumour of the decision having leaked to the...
15:28, 05/20/2019

'I'm not afraid of the IMF': presidential hopeful Alberto Fernández lays out plans for government Alberto Fernández says Argentina must 'comply' with country's debt commitments but would negotiate a way out with the International Monetary Fund if e...
15:28, 05/20/2019

Investors to focus on the peso after CFK's shock VP announcement Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement won’t immediately change demand for Argentine assets, but it might give some short-term relief to the pe...
06:28, 05/20/2019

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has tak...
17:42, 05/19/2019

Marcos Peña: ‘Cristina represents a currently overrated minority’ President Mauricio Macri’s influential Cabinet Chief on the race for the Casa Rosada, the state of the Cambiemos coalition and Cristina Fernández de K...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Irish ambassador: ‘We have a very strong relationship with Argentina’ Ireland’s Ambassador to Argentina Jackie O’Halloran on bilateral relations, the impact of Brexit and the push to legalise abortion on both sides of th...
21:00, 05/18/2019

The magistrate’s poker face What, exactly, was the Supreme Court going for? Like a good poker player, it’s impossible to read its cards. Was it a misstep, as most media outlets s...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Macri bets on infrastructure in push for re-election Total of 770 projects, ranging from public housing to Paseo del Bajo, in line to be inaugurated by end of 2019 – 62% of them before the August primari...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: I'll run for VP, not for the presidency News confirmed by senator for Buenos Aires Province in a 12-minute video released on Twitter. Unidad Ciudadana leader says she will run for vice-presi...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Kirchner’s former accountant released from jail after explosive claims Victor Manzanares, the former accountant of the Kirchner family, was released yesterday on his own recognizance yesterday by the judges of the TOF5 co...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Impenetrable resistance The weather is a cyclical setback but Chaco also has structural problems. Resistencia is Argentina’s poorest provincial capital after Corrientes (on t...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Argentina’s goddess of strife Cristina has made an already wretched economic situation even worse; a mere glimpse of her is enough to make hardened veterans of countless financial ...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Court caught in credibility crisis (again) Friends and foes of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner alike immediately interpreted the trial postponement as her virtual acquittal, which it obviously w...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Argentines seek refuge in Chilean bonds amid electoral fears Argentine buyers are distancing themselves from volatile local markets in favor of Chilean bonds, attracted by the neighboring country’s low inflation...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Ex-Army chief César Milani gives evidence in kidnap and torture case Former head of Argentina's Armed Forces expressed 'solidarity with victims' as he denies allegations he participated in 1977 operation that led to kid...
23:56, 05/17/2019

Defence minister blames ARA San Juan's sinking on 'lack of training' Oscar Aguad later clarifies remarks after anger from families, saying he didn't blame the crew for the submarine tragedy, in which all 44 officers die...
23:56, 05/17/2019

Salvation Army welcomes brass band from Texas for free concert series The Buenos Aires division of the Salvation Army will welcome youth ensemble band, Texas Brass, next weekend in a series of free concerts for the commu...
23:56, 05/17/2019

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop accused of extortion, cover-up Vilson Dias de Oliveira is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according t...
20:42, 05/17/2019

Russian buyout of Spanish supermarket chain Día succeeds Investment fund owned by Russian tycoon takes majority control of struggling Spanish supermarket chain, which also operates stores in Argentina, Brazi...
20:42, 05/17/2019

New documentary on fight to legalise abortion in Argentina arrives to Cannes 'Que Sea Ley,' directed by Juan Solanas – son of senator and filmmaker Fernando 'Pino' Solanas – will premiere this Saturday at the famous French film...
20:42, 05/17/2019

Germany to pay US$11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims The scale of the atrocities committed at a fenced-in mountain commune 350 kilometres south of Santiago came to light only after the end of Augusto Pin...
20:42, 05/17/2019

Lone midwife delivers amid chaos of Colombia jungle river Marciana Caycedo is the only midwife on Isla Mono, a small island marooned in the middle of the wide brown San Juan river, on Colombia's remote and ra...
20:42, 05/17/2019

Argentina poised to export first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas YPF, the state-run oil and gas producer, is seeking to sell a partial shipment from its Tango floating liquefaction unit in Bahía Blanca, according to...
20:42, 05/17/2019

A Battered but Unbowed Justin Trudeau Vows to Stay the Course in Canada His poll standings are in free fall, and a dispute with a female cabinet minister raised questions about his leadership, but the Canadian prime minist...
19:28, 05/17/2019

What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more ...
19:28, 05/17/2019

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away Maradona isn't the only star in town – the Elton John biopic Rocketman blew the Cannes film festival away Thursday, with a warts-and-all movie about h...
23:56, 05/16/2019

Diplomatic efforts on Venezuela crisis gain momentum Government and opposition sends envoys to negotiate in Norway, though two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick...
22:42, 05/16/2019

Corruption trial against CFK to begin next week, Supreme Court confirms Justices, seeking to avoid 'future arguements' about case's validity after a strong political backlash to its ruling, declare trial against former pre...
22:42, 05/16/2019

Former Kirchner accountant alleges presidential couple stole up to US$10 billion The former accountant of ex-presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was granted a plea bargain in March. His television appearan...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Macri, Judiciary using Florencia Kirchner as hostage to stifle CFK candidacy: Alberto Fernández alleges 'Cristina Kirchner is the best candidate' to defeat President Mauricio Macri at the October presidential election, her former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fe...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Cambiemos leaders tussle with ally Elisa Carrió over dismal Córdoba election Cambiemos was divided between rival candidates in the Córdoba provincial elections after a schism pitted two candidates against each other. Coalition ...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Trade-war crop rout imperils government's bid to revive economy President Mauricio Macri needs a bumper fall harvest worth more than US$20 billion in export revenue to pick the economy off the floor and give him fu...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts Read CNN's Fast Facts about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF Phoenix Field Division's allowance of illegal gun sales to track sellers and purchaser...
03:00, 05/16/2019

MSCI adds Argentina securities to emerging markets index MSCI will include eight Argentina indices in its closely watched emerging-markets index, opening the potential for billions of dollars of investor inf...
00:00, 05/16/2019

Mirtha Legrand recovering 'favourably' after emergency operation Legendary actress and TV presenter, who has dominated Argentina's TV screens for decades faces at least a few more days in hospital, doctor confirms....
00:00, 05/16/2019

World economy rebound thrown into doubt by escalating trade war Fears that companies will shelve investment, consumers will cut spending and stocks will slide have been revived after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s f...
21:56, 05/15/2019

Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer freed from detention Four judges on the Superior Court of Justice unanimously voted in favor of granting a habeas corpus release to Temer, president from 2016 to 2018, for...
21:56, 05/15/2019

Monsanto ordered to pay US$2 billion in latest Roundup blow Jury in California orders Bayer-owned Monsanto to pay more than US$2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their canc...
21:56, 05/15/2019

Corruption case against CFK verges on collapse after Supreme Court favours defence demand The so-called "Vialidad" (Road Works) cases centres on alleged irregularities in the granting of tenders for five public works projects in Santa Cruz ...
16:56, 05/15/2019

Setback for Bolsonaro as Brazil's economy heads for contraction Brazil’s economy shrank in the first quarter, a key Central Bank activity index showed, dealing a setback to President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to acce...
16:14, 05/15/2019

Uruguay to extradite suspect allegedly involved in Congress shooting Juan José Navarro Cádiz was arrested in Uruguay in the aftermath of the May 9 shooting and held in custody pending the hearing of an extradition reque...
16:14, 05/15/2019

CGT leadership announces 24-hour strike for May 29 CGT leaders announce sixth strike of Macri administration's time in office, to take place in two weeks time. Walk-out is in protest at government's ec...
16:14, 05/15/2019

First presidential debate of 2019 election to be held in Santa Fe The event, for which a date has yet to be scheduled, will be held at the Paraninfo auditorium of the National University of the Littoral (Universidad ...
07:56, 05/15/2019

Maradona set to takeover Cannes as new documentary premieres Maradona will walk the Cannes red carpet next week, as he helps promote Asif Kapadia's striking documentary, a new film inspired by the discovery of a...
07:56, 05/15/2019

Fernández de Kirchner sparks renewed speculation with PJ National Council visit The presence of the Unidad Ciudadana leader, who has not officially declared her candidacy for this year's election in October, will spark renewed spe...
07:56, 05/15/2019

Mexico’s Congress Votes to Expand Domestic Workers’ Labor Rights Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like ...
04:28, 05/15/2019

Peru to limit Machu Picchu access to prevent deterioration Peru announced new limitations on tourism at various Machu Picchu landmarks to aid in conservation efforts for the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site....
17:00, 05/14/2019

WhatsApp urges users to update app after 'serious' security breach The vulnerability – first reported by the Financial Times, and fixed in the latest WhatsApp update – allowed hackers to insert malicious software on p...
17:00, 05/14/2019

Mirtha Legrand rushed to hospital for emergency surgery Legendary actress and TV presenter, who has dominated Argentina’s screens for decades, was rushed to hospital on Sunday night to undergo an emergency ...
04:14, 05/14/2019

Court grants Ramos Padilla authority to continue investigation into alleged illegal espionage Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla's control over the case had been questioned, at least legally, on the grounds his court did not have the jurisdiction to inv...
04:14, 05/14/2019

Lawmaker Héctor Olivares dies, three days after shooting attack near Congress A member of the pro-government Radical Civic Union party who represented La Rioja province in the Chamber of Deputies, Héctor Olivares passed away thr...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Cabinet Chief Peña takes aim at critics of Macri gov't communication strategy Marcos Peña described conspiracy theories about his office's operations, including the deployment of trolls on social media to delegitimise opposition...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Cambiemos leaders 'recognise' failures after landslide Peronist win in Córdoba So far this electoral year, Cambiemos candidates have lost gubernatorial races in Río Negro and Neuquén provinces; and primaries races in Chubut, Entr...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Trade war tops emerging-market worries again as scepticism grows Analysts don't see progress being made between Washington and Beijing any time soon. As a consequence, emerging-market stocks and currencies slumped t...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Security scare after man tries to enter Casa Rosada with revolver Bomb threats follow incident in which a man was detained after trying to enter Casa Rosada with .44-calibre Taurus revolver inside a briefcase. The ma...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Politicians mourn national deputy Héctor Olivares at Congress wake President Mauricio Macri and politicians across the political spectrum gathered this morning for a wake to remember UCR national deputy Héctor Olivare...
21:56, 05/13/2019

Six arrests as investigation into shock shooting near Congress progresses Officials say at least six people have been detained for Thursday’s attack that seriously wounded UCR deputy Héctor Olivares and killed La Rioja provi...
18:56, 05/11/2019

UN report: Extinction looms for more than one million species Development that’s led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species is causing a biodiversity crisis, scientists wa...
18:56, 05/11/2019

Popular vote selects Argentina’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders’ Apopular vote, in which more than one million people are said to have cast their vote over a period of six months, has chosen Argentina’s ‘Seven Natur...
18:56, 05/11/2019

President Macri’s bid for consensus talks gets lukewarm response I n the course of last week the government broadened its appeal for dialogue over its 10 points of governability to not only the entire political spec...
18:56, 05/11/2019

The lady’s not for turning – or is she? We now see Cristina Fernández de Kirchner pleading for a social contract (Macri’s latest hobby-horse in slightly different words) and boasting of dist...
18:56, 05/11/2019

Mauricio Pochettino: He’s magic, you know Our Editor-in-Chief gushes about the Argentine coach from Murphy, Santa Fe Province, that changed his football club and took Spurs to the Champions Le...
15:28, 05/11/2019

The muddle in the middle Opinion polls are giving Schiaretti 40 to 45 percent, Negri around a quarter of the vote and Mestre about 10 percent – this leaves little more than 20...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Schiaretti in no hurry as Córdoba goes to vote Incumbent Peronist governor takes traditional route as he closes campaigning sitting on huge lead in the polls. Cambiemos schism runs deep as rival Ra...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Evita Museum opens new exhibition focused on toy giveaways Long before politicians started using social media to influence public opinion, the Eva Perón Foundation sought to touch voters on a personal level: h...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Fearless Pochettino leads Spurs to Europe’s top table Argentine coach’s Tottenham Hostpur side will once again be underdogs against Liverpool in the Champions League final – but the native of Murphy, Sant...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Sometimes it’s best to just let go The sands of time bring us closer to the day of reckoning, where we will finally know our fate and hopefully look forward with some very elemental lev...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Can some of Argentina’s past potential be recovered? The grain surface, meaning soy, sunflower and wheat, for the current season has been forecast at 20 million hectares. It sounds impressive. But in wha...
15:28, 05/11/2019

Venezuela was on the brink of an uprising. Now protesters are fighting for survival As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his US ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ...
14:28, 05/11/2019

Cuba Rations Staple Foods and Soap in Face of Economic Crisis The commerce minister blamed the Trump administration’s hardening trade embargo, but economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Ve...
10:14, 05/11/2019

Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products amid US sanctions Cuba announced new rationing of food and basic cleaning and hygiene products as the communist-run island grapples with increased US sanctions and the ...
07:56, 05/11/2019

Professor Kicillof goes to Washington – and trains his fire on Macri adminstration Former economy minister appears at an event hosted by the Wilson Center's Argentina Project think-tank. And, as expected, he delivered a fierce critiq...
04:00, 05/11/2019

Hope springs eternal in Palermo for Cristina’s biggest fans Huge crowd braves downpour as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner charms her devotees with appearance at the BA Book Fair – but she remains tight-lipped ab...
00:28, 05/11/2019

Chile's Valparaíso: an open air graffiti and mural art gallery Graffiti artists have turned the Chilean port of Valparaíso into a gigantic open-air art gallery, an attraction which now draws tourists from across t...
20:00, 05/10/2019

CFK skirts candidacy speculation during official launch of memoirs Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presents her memoirs at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair. Part of the book is dedicated defend...
20:00, 05/10/2019

Scioli meets Interior Minister Frigerio to discuss government's 'consensus' agenda Former governor of Buenos Aires province and presidential hopeful, Daniel Scioli, said his presence at the meeting was part of his attempts to be "an ...
20:00, 05/10/2019

BA Province Lower House speaker takes leave over sex abuse claims Female member of PRO has accused the speaker of the Buenos Aires Provincial Legislature, Manuel Mosca, of sexual abuse. Mosca is the husband of nation...
20:00, 05/10/2019

CFK returns to the limelight, but stays mum on potential candidacy Unidad Ciudadana leader spoke on a range of topics during a 30-minute presentation including the US economy, the need for a “social contract” to prote...
20:00, 05/10/2019

Four detained as enquiry into shooting attack near Congress progresses Officials say at least four people have been detained for the brazen shooting attack near Congress on Thursday that seriously wounded UCR deputy Hécto...
20:00, 05/10/2019

Trump offers support for economic reforms in call with Macri Trump and Macri "discussed important Argentine economic reform measures implemented by President Macri, and also discussed regional challenges," a Whi...
03:14, 05/10/2019

'No pain, no gain': Pochettino leads Tottenham to the edge of glory "No pain, no gain" was the phrase the Argentine coach used after Wednesday's stirring comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 in the second leg of their semi-final ...
03:14, 05/10/2019

Venezuela opposition politician seeks refuge in Argentina's Embassy in Caracas Richard Blanco is one of 10 National Assembly members charged with treason for supporting opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call for a military revolt o...
03:14, 05/10/2019

Politicians condemn brazen shooting attack on deputy, official near Congress Cambiemos officials vow to bring perpetrators to justice, as lawmakers across the political spectrum condemn attack on Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marc...
03:14, 05/10/2019

Bolsonaro's decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns Brazil president signs decree allowing a wide range of professionals, including lawyers, politicians and certain journalists, to carry their guns in t...
19:00, 05/09/2019

Video: Watch attack on lawmaker Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marcelo Yadón In dramatic scenes captured by CCTV cameras, national deputy for La Rioja (UCR) Héctor Olivares and provincial government official Miguel Marcelo Yadó...
19:00, 05/09/2019

Gunmen shoot lawmaker Héctor Olivares outside Congress building, kill provincial government official Héctor Olivares participated in a debate in Congress on Wednesday about a law to limit the criminal activity of football hooligans. A companion of his...
17:14, 05/09/2019

Macri begins public works blitz, takes aim at Kirchners for infrastructure 'abandonment' Observers say the President wants to boost his public image amid unimpressive poll numbers and a feeling of concern among allies about his chances of ...
08:42, 05/09/2019

Researcher wins big on TV show, plans to use funds for underfunded cancer project Argentina's investment in science and technology is 0.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), one percentage point less than what the Macri campaig...
08:42, 05/09/2019

United States activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in DC With no diplomats and no Venezuelans left in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, a group of United States activists have occupied the non-functio...
02:56, 05/09/2019

Emergency declared in Paraguay as torrential rains cause flooding About 40,000 Paraguayans have been forced to evacuate their homes in recent weeks due to rising waters. Although, they were moved to higher ground at ...
02:56, 05/09/2019

Brazil's National Museum asks for money amid difficult recuperation effort Kellner told AFP last month that Brazil's National Museum had received the equivalent of $280,000 in donations after a faulty air conditioning system ...
02:56, 05/09/2019

Ally of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Is Detained, Guaidó Says The opposition leader Juan Guaidó said that the vice president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, was detained by...
02:14, 05/09/2019

Odebrecht corruption probe: Ex-Peru president Humala and wife indicted Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia are accused of having received US$3 million in illegal financing from Odebrecht in the electoral campaign that broug...
21:42, 05/08/2019

Barcelona left to rue Messi-dependency after Liverpool's miracle comeback The loss highlighted Barcelona's dependency on Messi, who put in a solid performance but couldn't produce any more epic goals to keep the team in the ...
21:42, 05/08/2019

'The Miracle of Anfield': Liverpool's greatest ever European night? Just when Liverpool fans thought they had seen it all — the so-called "Miracle of Istanbul" in particular, but also those storied comebacks at Anfield...
21:42, 05/08/2019

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising Seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaidó to be prosecuted, while Washington removed sanctions against Caraca...
21:42, 05/08/2019

Mercosur and EU very close to agreeing free-trade deal, says Brazilian official "We’ve never been so close," Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary Lucas Ferraz tells Bloomberg. Deal could be made as early as next week, or more likely b...
21:42, 05/08/2019

IMF mission team travels to Argentina to review economic plan "An IMF team led by Roberto Cardarelli will arrive in Buenos Aires on May 8 in the context of the fourth review of Argentina's economic plan that supp...
21:42, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the ...
17:42, 05/08/2019

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage After more than 16 months in detention, two Reuters journalists convicted for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis were released in an amnesty deal....
17:00, 05/08/2019

China, US clash at United Nations over Uighur detentions Tensions between the US and China moved beyond trade talks this week as discussions of the detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang took center stage a...
17:00, 05/08/2019

Meghan, Harry present royal newborn to public Royal couple show off their newborn son to the public on Wednesday, with the proud new mother declaring him "a dream." No name has yet been given to t...
17:00, 05/08/2019

Humble home becomes museum and shrine to Evita Marking the 100th anniversary of Evita's birth, the home where Argentina's mythical former first lady was born and raised was opened to the public wit...
17:00, 05/08/2019

Macri government's 'roundtable' invite falls on deaf ears as negotiations continue with focus on governors Among the invitees are former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the CGT union umbrella and the Church. Years of polarisation and an ongoing re...
17:00, 05/08/2019

CFK's Book Fair appearance to include major security operation Former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presents her memoirs at the 45th Buenos Aires Book Fair. The book dwells on her life and time in offic...
17:00, 05/08/2019

Huawei Executive Returns to Court in Extradition Case Relations between Canada and China continue to fray as Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, awaits a decision o...
12:14, 05/08/2019

Name guessing game begins as Britain delights in birth of another royal boy The royal couple are due to show off their son to the world's media and announce his name on Wednesday. It is not known whether the child will be give...
00:28, 05/08/2019

Security Ministry approves roll-out of tasers across security forces, police Officers will "be able to deal with situations" which do not require the use of force "without employing firearms," new Security Ministry decree decla...
18:28, 05/07/2019

Germany ends probe into convicted doctor from Chile-based Nazi paedophile sect Probe against Hartmut Hopp, ex-doctor at the Colonia Dignidad commune, has been dropped, German prosecutors said Tuesday. The 74-year-old was a physic...
18:28, 05/07/2019

Femicide rate alarmingly high at the start of 2019 According to new data, in the first 120 days of 2019 there were 87 femicides throughout Argentina, which is equivalent to one femicide every 33 hours....
17:42, 05/07/2019

100 Evitas on streets of BA to mark 100th anniversary of her birth Eva María Duarte, who died in 1952 from cancer at age 33, was an actress who became the second wife of Juan Perón, the Army general who served as pres...
17:42, 05/07/2019

Guaidó on failed uprising: My backers 'failed to follow through' on promises In new interview, Juan Guaidó, the opposition recognised as Venezuela's interim president by more than 50 countries, said it is "obvious today, there ...
17:42, 05/07/2019

Lens: Making Visible the Spirit World of Mexico’s Indigenous Communities Through photos and photo-illustrations, Yael Martínez and Orlando Velázquez capture the traditional rituals connecting life between the physical and i...
11:00, 05/07/2019

Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public ...
00:56, 05/07/2019

A spat over Venezuela complicates talks for new Spain government Spain has deepened its involvement in the Venezuela crisis after opening up its Embassy in Caracas to Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López....
22:56, 05/06/2019

Raids hit Camioneros union sites as part of Moyano-Independiente probe More than 150 members of Gendarmerie carry out raids onlocations linked to Camioneros truck-drivers' union, as part of an investigation into illegalit...
22:56, 05/06/2019

Activists protest in Mendoza to demand justice in clergy sex abuse case Prosecutors say that members of the clergy abused at least 20 children at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza province. The case has caused a worldwide u...
22:56, 05/06/2019

Trade war back on the radar for emerging markets as dollar lurks As Trump makes global waves with pointed remarks on China trade talks, a spate of country-specific events will divert market participants from their o...
21:56, 05/06/2019

'I nearly died' – Maradona misses out on first title as coach in Mexico Legendary Argentine's hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along ...
15:56, 05/06/2019

Save Nature to save ourselves, shocking new UN report pleads A landmark UN report on the state of Nature released Monday shows how humanity has wreaked havoc on the environment, undercutting Earth's essential li...
15:56, 05/06/2019

Argentine women's football turns professional – but only just Professional female footballers continue to face the challenges of low salaries, lack of facilities and 'machista' culture, as the slow march towards ...
13:42, 05/06/2019

Trump's tariff threat leaves Beijing stalling on talks Trump on Sunday raised pressure on Beijing to strike a trade deal by announcing he would increase tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports Friday ...
13:42, 05/06/2019

Elderly caught in brutal trap of Venezuelan crisis The slap of dominoes on the rickety wooden table echoes around the courtyard of the Mother Teresa Senior Home on the outskirts of Caracas. The residen...
07:14, 05/06/2019

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement rel...
07:14, 05/06/2019

Woman, 88, waved to students from her window for years. They gathered outside her home for one final goodbye Tinney Davidson gave her neighborhood 12 years of warm hellos. And now that she is moving to an assisted living facility, they got together to give he...
13:42, 05/05/2019

Jaguares survive Stormers rally for fourth straight victory Success lifted the Argentine outfit two places to sixth in the combined standings, keeping them in contention for a top-eight finish and a play-offs s...
13:42, 05/05/2019

7 Venezuelan Military Officers Die in Helicopter Crash The copter struck a mountain outside Caracas as it was traveling to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops in an effort to d...
08:28, 05/05/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó makes new bid to rally military support against Maduro Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó will issue another call for protests today after Tuesday's attempted uprising left several killed and Maduro...
03:42, 05/05/2019

Coffee lovers get their brew on at FECA festival FECA, an event organised by the City government’s BA Capital Gastronomy programme, took place this past weekend, running from Saturday April 27 to Sun...
03:42, 05/05/2019

Cascade strategy In presidential voting, Misiones joined Radical Raúl Alfonsín upon the return to democracy in 1983 but has voted Peronist ever since (even being one o...
16:42, 05/04/2019

Is Argentina on the road to a governability crisis? The main poles of Argentina’s political establishment are oceans apart, incapable of reconciling or even compromising on the pettiest item on the agen...
16:42, 05/04/2019

Activists demand Pope Francis ensure ‘zero tolerance’ in Argentina Activists descended on the capital this week, calling for Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual ab...
16:42, 05/04/2019

Responsibilities and regional vacuums Argentina has various reasons to feel a special responsibility – reasons going beyond the number of Venezuelans fleeing here from the Bolivarian regim...
16:42, 05/04/2019

Bonadio health scare raises key questions for CFK cuadernos probe Federal judge leading the ‘cuadernos’ probe reportedly diagnosed with a suspected ‘brain injury.’ Severity of the diagnosis is unknown, but he will un...
16:42, 05/04/2019

The incredible shrinking empire Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has slightly more subjects than his father Akihito had back in 1989, but it was during the latter’s reign that demograp...
15:14, 05/04/2019

What is left of a free Press ? The last and really big incident was the murder in Pinamar on January 25, 1997, of Noticias reporter and photographer José Luis Cabezas, aged 36, trap...
15:14, 05/04/2019

World left prostrate at Messi’s virtuoso left foot We’re out of superlatives. There’s not much more to say about Barcelona’s other-wordly, unstoppable force, especially after he bagged his 600th goal t...
15:14, 05/04/2019

Venezuela’s failed uprising: How a deal to oust Maduro unravelled According to US officials, members of the Venezuelan president’s inner circle were onboard with talks to see his removal from power. But were they dou...
15:14, 05/04/2019

Mendoza lays out welcome mat for Uber, but drivers are yet to arrive Unlike in Buenos Aires City, the innovative ridehailing firm was welcomed by the provincial authorities in Mendoza with open arms. But while Uber was ...
15:14, 05/04/2019

Central Bank alters monetary policy to stabilise peso With the apparent approval of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Central Bank was able to face money markets at the start of last week without...
15:14, 05/04/2019

The eternal spiral of justice Stornelli relied on illicit espionage for information picked up by thugs like Marcelo D’Alessio, who collaborated with organic and inorganic AFI agent...
13:42, 05/04/2019

Bolsonaro to Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy Chamber of Commerce award dinners tend to be low-key affairs. But the Brazilian-American chamber’s decision to honor Brazil’s new leader set off outra...
03:56, 05/04/2019

Brazil's economy contraction more likely after industry collapse Output tumbled 1.3 percent in March, its worst reading in six months. In the 12 months through March, Brazil’s industrial production contracted for th...
02:14, 05/04/2019

Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio diagnosed with suspected brain tumour Perfil.com reports Claudio Bonadio, the federal judge leading the 'cuadernos' graft notebooks investigation probing alleged corruption under Kirchner ...
02:14, 05/04/2019

Boca wins Supercopa Argentina, defeating Rosario Central on penalties Boca, the champions of the 2017/2018 Superliga who lost their title to Racing Club this year, won 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out after an exacting 0-0 dra...
02:14, 05/04/2019

Main UK parties suffer Brexit battering in local elections Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative Party sufferslosses as dissatisfied voters turned to new parties and independent candidates amidst...
02:14, 05/04/2019

Ex-Army chief César Milani stands trial for dictatorship-era crimes Milani, who served as chief of the Armed Forces under president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, faces allegations of kidnap and torture dating back to...
02:14, 05/04/2019

Wayson Choy, 80, Whose Books Are Windows on Chinese-Canadian Life, Dies In books like “The Jade Peony,” he was one of the first writers to explore an Asian immigrant experience, discovering his own hidden past along the wa...
01:56, 05/04/2019

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thursd...
13:14, 05/03/2019

In Cuba, Carnival Cruise Ships Have Been Using Stolen Ports, Original Owners Say On the first day that Americans could file such suits, two claimants went to court in Miami seeking compensation for the use of docks they owned befor...
23:42, 05/02/2019

Vidal reiterates support as Macri and Cambiemos seeks to push public works María Eugenia Vidal denies she will challenge President Macri for their coalition's presidential ticket in this year's elections at inauguration of wa...
23:00, 05/02/2019

Maduro tells soldiers to fight 'coup plotters' after May Day clashes One person was killed and dozens injured during May Day clashes, according to human rights monitors. More than 150 people were arrested, the governmen...
16:28, 05/02/2019

Captain Messi shows Barcelona the way as he bags goal #600 When his team were struggling, the Argentine superstar delivered two goals in seven minutes, turning turn a disappointing night into a disastrous one ...
16:28, 05/02/2019

US government piracy blacklist flags Argentina with priority status Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) adds Argentina to a list of nations in its annual report on commercial-scale copyright piracy ...
14:42, 05/02/2019

Secret Venezuela Dossier Warns About Maduro Confidant Venezuela’s intelligence agency gathered evidence against one of the country’s most powerful figures, including accusations of drug trafficking and ti...
11:14, 05/02/2019

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors ...
10:00, 05/02/2019

Fernández de Kirchner's book keeps Argentina guessing over presidential bid Unlike Macri, Fernández de Kirchner has refused to comment on whether she will run, though some are interpreting the book’s release as part of her ele...
09:28, 05/02/2019

Cruise Ship Quarantined in St. Lucia After Measles Case Is Reported The confirmed case, on a ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology, comes as the U.S. grapples with the largest measles outbreak in a quarter...
09:28, 05/02/2019

Dramatic footage shows landslide sweeping away houses Dozens of houses have been destroyed in a landslide in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, displacing hundreds of residents, according to city authorities...
19:28, 05/01/2019

Venezuelan Leopoldo López leaves Chile Embassy for Spanish consulate López, a key opponent of President Nicolás Maduro, emerged earlier Tuesday from two years of house arrest at a demonstration outside a military barrac...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Ayrton Senna: Brazil mourns 'superhero' 25 years after his death The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday will revive the sense of loss and bewilderment that followed the shocking crash on the Imola circuit in ...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Guaidó's initial gamble flops as Maduro keeps grip on military While the situation remains fluid enough that a quick turnaround can’t be ruled out in coming days, Tuesday marked the biggest setback yet for Juan Gu...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Venezuela on Edge on Day of Rival Maduro Protests “Today we continue,” vowed the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has called on Venezuelans to rise up against their president. Government supporters ...
17:56, 05/01/2019

Venezuela in crisis as Guaido calls for May Day protests: Live updates More protests are planned in Venezuela on Wednesday following an attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido to spark an uprising against embattled Presi...
14:14, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Maduro claims to have defeated 'coup,' as rival Guaido urges more protests Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has claimed his troops have defeated a "coup" attempt amid calls by opposition leader Juan Guaido for p...
11:28, 05/01/2019

Campo de Mayo 'mega-trial' begins in San Martín into dictatorship-era crimes The trial relates to alleged crimes committed against 323 people who were detained during the dictatorship at the Campo de Mayo Army barracks. Four cl...
09:42, 05/01/2019

Police arrest 32 at union march against Macri government austerity, lay-offs For the most part, protesters organised by unions tied to union kingpin Hugo Moyano marched peacefully on downtown Buenos Aires. However, several mask...
09:42, 05/01/2019

Argentina auto industry, hit hard by recession In the midst of the recession, the Argentine automotive industry is struggling to both sell and produce cars and so far the latest statistics from the...
08:42, 05/01/2019

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Steps Up Pressure, but Maduro Holds On After Juan Guaidó said rebellion was at hand, supporters clashed with loyalists to the president. By day’s end, Mr. Guaidó fell short of the prize he ...
02:14, 05/01/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia’s environment Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a way...
23:42, 04/30/2019

What Is Happening in Venezuela and Why It Matters A basic guide to what has been happening in Venezuela, once one of Latin America's most prosperous countries, where a political and economic crisis ha...
20:56, 04/30/2019

Venezuelan National Guard Vehicles Hit Demonstrators In this video, an armored vehicle can be seen driving into a group of demonstrators during clashes in Venezuela between anti-government protesters and...
20:56, 04/30/2019

Report: 60% of ice at Los Glaciares National Park could be lost by 2100 Nearly half of the glaciers at World Heritage sites across globe will disappear by the end of this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchec...
19:56, 04/30/2019

SoftBank eyeing near US$1-billion investment in Colombia's Rappi Rappi was founded in 2015 by three friends as a restaurant-delivery business in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. It has since spread across Latin America....
18:56, 04/30/2019

Mapuche rappers fight for indigenous rights in Chile With songs like "We'll Beat the State," Chilean rappers Wechekeche Ni Trawun are on a mission to support the Mapuche indigenous people's fight for jus...
18:56, 04/30/2019

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations High...
18:14, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó takes to streets in 'military uprising,' frees López Opposition leader and self-declared president takes to streets, with jailed politician Leopoldo López and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers...
16:28, 04/30/2019

Two arrested in UK over online image of Emiliano Sala's body The photo claims to show the post-mortem examination of Sala's body at Holly Tree Lodge Mortuary in Dorset, southwest England, which was carried out o...
16:28, 04/30/2019

Santander turns to Latin America as European businesses slip Santander’s profit fell 84% in Argentina, after inflation-adjustment expenses, but that was almost an anomaly in the Americas, with the bank confirmin...
16:28, 04/30/2019

Juan Guaido declares 'final phase of Operation Freedom' in Venezuela The leader of Venezuela's opposition, Juan Guaido, on Tuesday declared he was "beginning the final phase of Operation Freedom" after a dawn address in...
16:00, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Guaido declares 'final phase' of operation to topple Maduro: Live updates Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has announced the beginning of the final phase of "Operation Freedom" to topple President Nicolas Maduro. Ge...
16:00, 04/30/2019

Mexican stand-off? Carlos Slim asked AMLO for help – but he was frozen out They made quite the odd couple in Mexico: the world-famous billionaire and the rising leftist politician. But now, their relationship has suddenly sou...
13:56, 04/30/2019

Massa: President Macri should negotiate exit strategy with opposition, including CFK "I want to be president. I believe I have the necessary team of people but I understand that it's not yet time, it's not time to discuss candidacies",...
12:14, 04/30/2019

MS-13 Gang Put Fake Body in Car, Then Detonated a Bomb When Police Came A street gang in El Salvador wrapped a mannequin in blankets inside a car, then set off explosives when the police arrived to investigate, wounding tw...
03:56, 04/30/2019

Venezuela, from a child's perspective In the whole of March, children in Venezuela went to school fewer than 10 days. Blackouts left 70% of the country without electricity, affecting at le...
23:56, 04/29/2019

Jaguares hold out against Brumbies to complete hat-trick of wins Victory lifted the Argentine outfit five places to sixth in the combined standings of the southern hemisphere club championship and to third in the So...
22:42, 04/29/2019

US$84 billion? Uber is set to hit the road in this year's biggest IPO Ride-hailing company entered the final stretch of the ultimate capital-raising exercise on Friday, when it disclosed details of an initial public offe...
18:56, 04/29/2019

Argentines brace for 2 days of strikes affecting transport, services Wednesday will be a particular headache for commuters and passengers with widespread delays and cancellations expected across public and private trans...
09:40, 04/29/2019

Máximo Kirchner takes aim at Peronist opponents for supporting austery, vulture fund deal Lawmaker Máximo Kirchner on Saturday commemorated his father Néstor's rise to power 16 years ago at a highly charged political event in the city of Jo...
09:40, 04/29/2019

Senior UN official strongly condemns Southern California synagogue attack The top official for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has strongly condemned the attack Saturday on a synagogue in Southern Califo...
22:42, 04/28/2019

UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala rebuts government’s reasons for expulsion order In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Iván Velásquez, the senior UN official in charge of the International Commission Again...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has bee...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, M...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Amending Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to unjust amnesty, warns Bachelet A bid to give amnesty to all those found guilty of grave human rights crimes during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, by amending the National Recon...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representat...
20:28, 04/28/2019

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio ...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation could ‘rapidly spiral out of control’ warns UN rights chief UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly vi...
20:28, 04/28/2019

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but du...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Guterres says UN stands ready to support Brazil’s search and rescue effort in wake of tragic dam collapse Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday that the United Nations stands ready to support the Brazilian authorities in the search and emerge...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporte...
20:28, 04/28/2019

UN ready to rise above political fray and help Venezuelans based ‘on need, and need alone’ The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on “...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Protests, violence in Haiti prompts international call for ‘realistic and lasting solutions’ to crisis Opposition-led protests in Haiti calling for the president to step down, which sparked violence last week, have prompted a group of senior diplomats, ...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly h...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in accor...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resultin...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions pr...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all ne...
20:28, 04/28/2019

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a mor...
20:28, 04/28/2019

UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as ‘another instance of reprisal’ Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human right...
20:28, 04/28/2019

A comedian who played a president on TV just became Ukraine's president On April 21, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played a president in a popular Ukrainian TV series, defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in a...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Citigroup: 'Be brave' amid volatility and buy Argentine stocks To analysts at the financial firm, Argentina’s next government will likely support the country’s US$56-billion loan from the International Monetary Fu...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Chile announces formal withdrawal from UNASUR Chile to begin formal proceedings to withdraw from the crumbling UNASUR bloc, which has lost over half of its member nations to the pursuit of a new o...
19:14, 04/28/2019

'Political uncertainty' responsible for turbulence in markets, says Dujovne Dujovne attributes turbulence in the markets to political factors, with just six months to go before elections that could mark a change of government ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Fernández de Kirchner airs views on Macri, Iran MoU, Pope in new book Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces release of her new book. Senator for Buenos Aires Province – and likely presidential candida...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds Terrorist group assumes responsibility for the string of Easter bombings that killed over 320 people in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and luxury hotel...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Ukraine's new leader Zelensky must turn his TV presidency into a real one Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, knows he needs help. He’s surrounded himself with reformist ex-ministers and other experts. But his campaign gave away little ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

One million species risk extinction due to humans, says draft UN report "Half-a-million to a million species are projected to be threatened with extinction, many within decades," says new report, yet to be publicly release...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Debt ghosts return to rattle Argentina's push for shale greatness Production is creeping up in Vaca Muerta. But fears the government is losing the battle to contain inflation and return to economic normalcy are pushi...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Government's price-cap scheme faces delays, with some products unavailable The Macri government's decision to implement the price-cap scheme drew criticism last week, as the 2019 electoral season heats up and the government s...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Evo Morales hails 'progress' in natural gas deal with Argentina Amid dwindling income from its two biggest trading partners Brazil and Argentina, Bolivia is seeking to use an onshore liquefaction terminal in Argent...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Brazil appeals court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence The ruling, broadcast live on the court's YouTube channel, reduces sentence to almost nine years and could mean Lula is eligible for "semi-open" priso...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Vidal introduces economic relief measures in Buenos Aires Province Governor follows in footsteps of national administration, announcing raft of measures to "relieve the pockets" of those living in Buenos Aires Provinc...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Leonardo Fariña denies ex-lawyer's claim AFI spy agency influenced his testimony Leonardo Fariña tells the Fourth Oral Tribunal (TOF 4) that his former lawyer made the allegations in a covert attempt to favour Lázaro Báez, the jail...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Leandro Báez testifies, provides rare insight into father Lázaro Báez's dealings with Kirchners Lázaro Báez's youngest son testifies in money laundering case, taking aim at his father and giving details about his relationship with the Kirchners....
19:14, 04/28/2019

Boris Johnson's speaking fee tops six digits as war chest swells Ex-foreign secretary, touted as one of the favorites to succeed UK PM Theresa May when she steps down, is well ahead of potential leadership rivals in...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Odebrecht boss details alleged 'money routes' to Peru politicians Jorge Barata, Odebrecht's former chief in Peru, gives details of "money routes" to Peruvian prosecutors who questioned him in the southern Brazilian c...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Cuadernos probe: Bonadio expands charges against Fernández de Kirchner Federal judge again calls for Unidad Ciudadana leader – who is likely to face President Mauricio Macri in October's presidential election – to be rema...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Pampa Energía said to be mulling sale of stake in Edenor Energy firm hires JPMorgan as it considers selling its majority stake in Argentina’s largest electricity distributor, according to people with knowled...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Rodríguez Larreta defends Macri: 'In Argentina, we choose candidates, not Wall Street' President Mauricio Macri's successor as Mayor of Buenos Aires criticises business leaders and markets as exchange rate volatility rattles confidence....
19:14, 04/28/2019

'Macri is in trouble': Bolsonaro expresses fears over potential return of CFK Bolsonaro concerned by polls indicating Cristina Fernández de Kirchner could win October's election. "We do not want another Venezuela here in South A...
19:14, 04/28/2019

French firm Suez settles one of two disputes with Argentina for €220 million French water and waste management company receives compensation from the government, settling one of its legal disputes with country dating back to Né...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Santa Fe province heads to polls for primaries vote as electoral season heats up The performance in the upcoming June provincial vote of the ruling Progressive Front, aligned nationally with so-called "third option" candidates, cou...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Angry relatives of ARA San Juan crew-members demand answers Pressure mounts on government, as family members who believe submarine's poor state of repair was responsible for its demise, demand answers from Pres...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Protest overshadow inauguration as Buenos Aires Book Fair kicks off 45th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair began Thursday, with opening speeches from Culture Secretary Pablo Avelluto and international fem...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Crisis talk Part of the damage appears to be self-inflicted. Trying to save the ruling Cambiemos (Let’s Change) coalition before the election, Macri budged to his...
19:14, 04/28/2019

No, Vidal cannot cast a magic spell for Macri Argentina’s political system is never very civilised, but the grotesque becomes more visible when the country’s economy begins to spiral down into cri...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Deep waters run still One of only five districts aligned with President Macri, Corrientes has swum against the tide much longer than others like, say, Jujuy – the birthplac...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty Academics, research groups and consulting firms agree there has been a rise in the number of people leaving the country, especially among young, educa...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Corruption as a constant form of destruction We are accustomed to hearing of misdeeds and not a lot about repairs or any kind of substantial progress. Just look any way, anywhere, and the evidenc...
19:14, 04/28/2019

‘Segurola and Habana,’ Maradona and Toresani, feud and friendship Ex-Colón, Boca Juniors, River Plate and Independiente star Julio César Toresani was found dead this week in his hometown of Santa Fe. He was just 51 y...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Politics, paradoxes and self-fulfilling prophesies We have the supreme paradox of a market-friendly government being torpedoed by the markets with international financial dailies muttering about the “b...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Argentina’s beloved book industry hopes to weather crisis As the hugely popular Buenos Aires Book Fair opens its doors to the public once again, the chills of the economic downturn are being felt across the p...
19:14, 04/28/2019

NYT: Pilots in Boeing simulation had 40 seconds to avert disaster Flight simulations recreating the problems suspected to be responsible for the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane last year gave pilots under 40 second...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Red Cross to begin aid to Venezuela by mid-April The president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, has claimed victory after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent S...
18:42, 04/28/2019

SNC-Lavalin affair: Canada's Trudeau expels lawmakers Canada's prime minister has expelled two lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Party, saying "trust has been broken" after one accused the government of p...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Scientists have found a 'fossil graveyard' linked to the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs An international team of scientists has discovered a fossil graveyard containing what it describes as "extraordinary evidence" that an asteroid that h...
18:42, 04/28/2019

US skyscrapers kill 600 million -- yes, million -- birds every year Around 600 million birds die every year in the United States after striking tall buildings -- with Chicago, Houston and Dallas being especially deadly...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Missing New York couple's bodies may have been found days ago, officials say Dominican Republic authorities believe two unidentified bodies are those of a missing New York couple, according to National Police Col. Frank Felix D...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Oil workers reveal a Venezuelan region crumbling despite its resources Venezuela oil workers say that the money intended to maintain PDVSA's equipment ended up elsewhere. They point to the thick layer of polluting oil slu...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And US and other regional officials say it's Venezu...
18:42, 04/28/2019

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning...
18:42, 04/28/2019

North Face climbers likely killed in Banff National Park avalanche Three professional mountain climbers are missing and are presumed dead after an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park, according to park officials...
18:42, 04/28/2019