Scandals, Covid, deforestation: Brazil under Bolsonaro
Today 00:38 A recap of the defining moments of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency so far.
Today 00:38 A recap of the defining moments of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency so far.
Yesterdat 14:24 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the seventh of eight children, was born to a family of illiterate farmers and rose from destitute poverty to become the most popular president in Brazilian history. After a spectacular fall from grace, he may now be on the cusp of a remarkable political comeback.
22-09-2022 01:50 Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel and Brenda Uliarte refrain from appealing their indictments for attempted homicide, with Nicolás Carrizo, the alleged leader of the candy floss gang, and Agustina Díaz set to testify.
21-09-2022 22:32 Frente de Todos closed ranks on vice-president after failed attack after the assassination attempt. What the opinion polls say about her chances of running for office – and her image.
16-09-2022 16:00 Catholic social leader and lawyer Juan Grabois on the failed attack on the vice-president, political violence, hate speech and the gravity of the socio-economic situation in Argentina.
15-09-2022 16:37 Peronist leader will deliver speech before UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, before heading to Houston for talks with energy industry leaders. Postponed meeting with US President Joe Biden has not been rescheduled for this trip.
15-09-2022 02:52 More than 33 million Brazilians live in hunger and the figure has become the subject of a bitter political battle as Latin America's biggest economy heads for a crucial October election.
10-09-2022 02:00 Our level of distrust in democratic institutions, the media, and society in general is well documented and it follows certain global trends that have given rise to dangerous fringe organisations, particularly right-wingers, more broadly grouped by having been pushed toward the edges of the system.
09-09-2022 09:52 After a week of investigation and an ever-bulging casefile, investigators are still attempting to reconstruct the details of the failed shooting attack on Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that miraculously failed.
12-08-2022 09:58 Political persecution through the Judiciary is a real thing in Argentina.
26-07-2022 16:49 Ex-president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, has been accused of stealing valuable artefacts from presidential palace, investigation has begun.
06-07-2022 15:46 Colombia's leftist president-elect Gustavo Petro proposes a "bilateral ceasefire" with the violence-stricken country's last active guerrilla group, the ELN.
01-07-2022 09:55 Who are President Alberto Fernández's last remaining soldiers in the Cabinet?
01-07-2022 09:35 Peronist leader sparks outrage among opposition by visiting detained Túpac Amaru leader in hospital; Frente de Todos leader sends strong message to Supreme Court and Jujuy tribunals.
24-06-2022 13:00 In Datafolha poll, 47% of respondents said they intended to support Lula in the upcoming presidential election, compared to only 28% for Bolsonaro.
23-06-2022 16:58 Francia Márquez will become Colombia’s first black vice-president in a government that was elected on a platform of radical change.
20-06-2022 14:17 Many major Latin American nations have elected leftist leaders at various times, but Colombia has until now only ever been governed by conservatives and liberals. The election of Gustavo Petro is also likely to shake up relations with Washington.
16-06-2022 10:40 Presidential approval has picked up slightly but remains close to its lowest levels – three-quarters of voters disapprove of the Alberto Fernández government, according to a new UDESA survey. Inflation spans the grieta rift and is the biggest worry.
15-06-2022 13:52 For the first time ever, Colombia will have a black woman vice-president next Sunday after voters goes to the polls for a crucial run-off ballot.
13-06-2022 14:20 US president has made a forceful pitch to reassert Washington's influence in Latin America, but the modesty of his promises will test his efforts at a time when China is making rapid inroads.
10-06-2022 17:00 Interior Minister Eduardo ‘Wado’ de Pedro on running for the Presidency, stuttering and bullying and the future of La Cámpora and Frente de Todos.
10-06-2022 12:42 For Argentina's government, what was only the second face-to-face meeting between the leaders was just an informal exchange, but it is also the beginning of the thawing of a relationship that has had many flashpoints.
09-06-2022 23:04 US President Joe Biden faced open criticism Thursday at the Summit of the Americas, along with complaints about foreign pressure by Brazil's far-right leader.
09-06-2022 13:46 Welcoming leaders to Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas on Wednesday, US president acknowledges differences but makes an impassioned plea for democracy.
08-06-2022 15:53 Patricia Bullrich outlines her vision of Argentina’s future and shows off the key figures behind her 2023 bid for the Casa Rosada.
06-06-2022 14:47 Biden is expected to make announcements at the summit on economic cooperation and fighting Covid-19 and climate change, but attendance row ensures key regional summit begins under a cloud.
06-06-2022 13:45 Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirms he will not attend Summit of the Americas in the United States, due to Washington's failure to invite countries it views as undemocratic.
20-05-2022 10:00 Jaime Duran Barba, one of the region's most important political analysts and consultants, discusses Javier Milei's chances of being president, Latin American politics and Argentina's coalitions.
17-05-2022 20:45 Alberto Fernández on Tuesday attended a conciliatory court hearing with PRO chair Patricia Bullrich; President is suing former security minister for her allegations government officials asked for bribe when buying Covid-19 vaccine purchases.
11-05-2022 15:59 Peronist leader, speaking in Berlin, says Russia should remain in the G20 and that sanctions on the country over Ukraine war are having “negative repercussions for Argentina and the world.”
09-05-2022 15:59 Capping a lifetime of dramatic twists of fate, 76-year-old leftist icon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is seeking his unlikeliest turnaround yet: a presidential comeback.
07-05-2022 00:16 Why the outspoken liberal economist is growing at the expense of traditional politicians. Social network populism, hatred towards the state and a not-so discreet charm. The hidden keys of his biography.
26-04-2022 11:26 Costa Rica's president elect publicly apologised on Monday to two former World Bank colleagues who accused him of sexual harassment. Economist Chaves was demoted in 2019 over the accusations and left the World Bank shortly afterwards.
25-04-2022 09:02 French President Emmanuel Macron wins re-election in a battle against rival Marine Le Pen that saw the far right come its closest yet to taking power.
25-04-2022 08:53 French presidents wins another crack at convincing the public that his pro-business, pro-European vision can work for them.
14-04-2022 17:35 Argentina's President Alberto Fernández and First Lady Fabiola Yáñez leave hospital and present newborn son Francisco to the press. “His arrival is an oasis in such a difficult time," says Peronist leader.
11-04-2022 11:30 Peronist leader announces birth of Francisco Fernández Yáñez with a post on social media; Doctors say mother and baby are in “perfect health” after caesarean section.
11-04-2022 10:57 Emmanuel Macron came first in Sunday's first round of voting with 27.85%, with Marine Le Pen in second with 23.15%. As the top two finishers, they advance to a second round on April 24.
06-04-2022 16:47 "Memory and unrestricted respect for human rights is fundamental," declares Chile's leftist leader after emotional visit to the former ESMA Navy Mechanics School concentration camp in Nuñez.
05-04-2022 10:15 Chileans’ support for both their new president and the institution rewriting the constitution is fading fast, according to a new poll.
04-04-2022 07:24 There are more than four months to go until the race for Brazil's October elections officially starts, but the leading candidates are already on the campaign trail.
01-04-2022 20:47 The junta's gambit was initially successful, yet the misadventure ultimately failed to breathe new life into the dictatorship floundering under mass human rights violations, social unrest and economic crisis, serving instead to precipitate its demise.
01-04-2022 20:09 Argentine combatants suffered shocking conditions and even torture during the 1982 South Atlantic War – but it was inflicted by their own officers.
01-04-2022 18:58 President Alberto Fernández declared Friday that he is "clear" that the Malvinas Islands "are not English" as he called for Britain to reopen negotiations over the disputed archipelago’s sovereignty.
31-03-2022 22:03 Sergio Moro, the famed 'Lava Jato' federal judge and ex-justice minister drops out of race for Presidency.
28-03-2022 21:44 Honduras' Supreme Court authorises extradition to the United States of former president Juan Orlando Hernández on drug-trafficking charges.
25-03-2022 15:04 For the first time, two black Colombians will stand as running mates in May's presidential elections.
04-03-2022 18:05 More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on February 24, according to United Nations figures released on Friday.
04-03-2022 17:50 PRO party chair, opposition leader and former security minister Patricia Bullrich on Argentina and the IMF, upheaval in the ruling coalition and Mauricio Macri’s future role.
04-03-2022 12:44 President Alberto Fernández's government takes a stronger line against Russian invasion of Ukraine; Latin American dividing lines clear as Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua back Putin.