What we learned this week: April 3rd- April 10th
10-04-2021 09:22 The stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
10-04-2021 09:22 The stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
09-03-2021 08:49 Thousands of women marched in Argentina, which has seen a wave of femicide that has claimed on average one life per day so far this year.
07-03-2021 08:36 Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez announces cabinet reshuffle after violent street protests over the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
06-03-2021 08:18 UN, IACHR and opposition express concern and criticism, after provincial police officers deploy tear gas and fire rubber bullets against protesters in Formosa rejecting return to strict Covid-19 isolation measures.
05-03-2021 22:00 Demonstrators take to streets to protest return to strict isolation measures in wake of new Covid-19 outbreak; United Nations expresses concerns over “indiscriminate use of force” by police.
03-03-2021 15:58 On 3 March 2020, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Argentina. One year on, more than 2.11 million have been infected and 52,000 people have lost their lives.
19-02-2021 13:53 Tensions once again surface between Socialists and Podemos, sparked by protests against the arrest of famous rapper Pablo Hasel for controversial tweets.
11-01-2021 14:15 Democrats introduce article of impeachment accusing Trump of "incitement of insurrection" over his role in Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol by his supporters.
07-01-2021 17:45 US President-elect Joe Biden slams Donald Trump after his supporters stormed the Capitol, saying the outgoing Republican leader was responsible for one of the "darkest days" in US history.
06-01-2021 17:39 Trump supporters storm a session of Congress held to certify Joe Biden's win, as a desperate last-minute bid by the president to overturn his election loss sparks chaos and accusations of a "coup" attempt.
06-01-2021 17:06 The US House and Senate were forced into emergency recess on Wednesday after pro-Trump protesters breached security cordons and entered the Capitol building after clashing with police.
15-11-2020 17:59 Peru's interim leader Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday, just five days after taking office, sparking wild street celebrations in the capital Lima after protests against his rule.
15-11-2020 08:16 Lawmakers call for the "immediate resignation" of interim president Manuel Merino, after a violent crackdown on protests against his new government left at least three dead and more than 60 injured.
05-11-2020 02:29 Hundreds of state police and left-wing protesters were locked in a tense standoff in downtown Portland late Wednesday after rampaging anti-Trump groups smashed shop windows, prompting the state governor to activate the National Guard.
04-11-2020 22:27 Thousands of Biden supporters march in New York to demand every vote in tight election be counted, as some Trump supporters protest in Detroit, demanding a halt to ballot counting in the key state of Michigan.
27-10-2020 23:52 Tensions rise in Entre Ríos Province as squatters take over land, with ex-Agriculture minister Luis Miguel Etchevehere's and social leader Juan Grabois on differing sides of the dispute.
27-10-2020 17:33 Exiled former Bolivian president calls for calm after right-wing protesters in Santa Cruz demand a "military junta" to replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.
17-10-2020 09:28 Protesting is a right. Trying to figure out the significance of a specific protest is another matter.
17-10-2020 08:19 Parents of slain 16-year-old Iara Rueda join campaigners in call for improved efforts to tackle gender violence. According to the MuMaLá NGO, there have been at least 213 femicides in Argentina so far this year already.
14-10-2020 23:37 A year after the start of Chile's tumultuous social protests and as the country prepares for a landmark referendum, several protesters who suffered eye injuries believe their loss will not be in vain.
26-09-2020 09:29 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
24-09-2020 14:22 No officers were charged for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, causing another wave of protests in the United States over racial injustice.
12-09-2020 09:08 The solution can all too often be the problem. It’s a paradox which applies to this week’s federal revenue-sharing shuffle at the chief opposition district’s expense, to appease a mutinous Buenos Aires provincial police.
12-09-2020 08:54 Anyone familiar with Argentina knows that it is a land of political agitation and volatility. Protests are nothing new, but a full-blown police mutiny over pay and working conditions is relatively rare.
09-09-2020 08:49 Demanding justice for victims of femicide, gender violence, sexual assault, and forced disappearances, feminist activists and victims' relatives have taken over the offices of Mexico's Human Rights Commission.
22-08-2020 10:10 The uproar surrounding the court system reform is another test of the national government's resolve.
29-07-2020 23:53 US government agrees conditional withdrawal of federal forces to defuse weeks of clashes in the city of Portland.
22-07-2020 13:01 Trump responds to protests and vandalism of federal buildings by deploying federal force on protesters in Portland without notifying local authorities. Move draws broad criticism from both local and national leaders.
22-06-2020 14:43 Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Áñez has faced criticism over her reluctance to hold a vote during the Covid-19 pandemic. Election was originally scheduled for May 3.
08-06-2020 15:00 A public viewing was held Monday in Houston for George Floyd, the man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, following two weeks of protests worldwide.
06-06-2020 09:19 Healthcare professionals protest and express concern over two doctors who face prosecution at a retirement home in a town in Córdoba.
06-06-2020 09:12 A round-up of frontpage stories from the last week in Argentina.
06-06-2020 08:24 The use of the word “pandemic” in the first sentence was quite deliberate. Racism is everywhere, including here in Argentina, with police brutality also in common.
06-06-2020 08:10 The killing of George Floyd was the trigger that activated growing anger against the disproportionately heavy burden of both the coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump’s administration.
03-06-2020 23:15 Ex-US president was already beginning to emerge from political hibernation to endorse Joe Biden’s presidential bid – but now the protests sweeping the United States has changed the situation.
03-06-2020 17:46 Prosecutors charge US police officer accused of asphyxiating George Floyd with second-degree murder, with three others accused of aiding and abetting murder. Meanwhile, protesters in cities all over the world call for justice.
02-06-2020 15:11 Unrest grows throughout the globe, as protesters denounce racial inequality in the United States over death of George Floyd.
01-06-2020 23:10 Autopsy concludes George Floyd – the man whose shocking death has set off nationwide unrest – was suffocated by a police officer, contradicting a preliminary ruling, as tensions soar in the United States.
01-06-2020 15:39 Police used tear gas to disperse protesters who gathered to march against President Jair Bolsonaro in São Paulo on Sunday, as well as in "Black Lives Matter" protests that took place Rio de Janeiro.
01-06-2020 08:46 Protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned at the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer sparks anger and demonstrations across the country.
09-05-2020 10:01 The incessant prodding for a laxer quarantine, trumpeted by part of the mainstream media, is peppered by the pot-banging cacerolazo protests.
24-04-2020 16:34 Prisoners set fire to mattresses and riot arguing for house arrest due to coronavirus. Eleven prison officials have been hospitalized for minor burns.
12-03-2020 14:13 Football, concerts, and public demonstrations are being cancelled and suspended as public officials advise against gathering of large crowds.
09-03-2020 16:00 Four farmers' unions began halting the marketing of grains and livestock for four days starting Monday, in rejection of an increase from 30 percent to 33 percent in duties on exports of soybeans and derivatives.
02-03-2020 17:14 Sebastián Piñera said on Sunday that he did not rule out the possibility of declaring a state of emergency again in Chile if violence intensifies in March.
29-01-2020 15:53 US president's controversial peace plan ignites contrasted reactions in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Some European and Israeli representatives welcome the initiative, while Palestinian figures have vehemently rejected it.
29-12-2019 23:56 Mendoza Governor Rodolfo Suárez asks provincial Legislature to repeal modifications to Law 7722 when they meet on Monday. The reform had been approved just a week ago, prompting massive protests called by environmentalist groups.
26-12-2019 18:47 Mendoza Province Governor Rodolfo Suárez says he will hold a "broad debate" with all sectors of society on issue. UCR leader refuses to rule out popular vote on modifications to Law 7722.
24-12-2019 09:41 Foreign Ministry in Santiago contacts Felipe Solá to complain about comments made by Alberto Fernández, after Peronist leader highlights number of those arrested during protests in neighbouring country.