Category: Latin America

staffMarch 27, 2017

Thousands in Chile protest against private pension system

Thousands of people in Chile protested nationwide against the country’s privatized pension system called the Pension Fund Administrators, first established ...

staffMarch 23, 2017

Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door

George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms. “From the bottom of ...

staffMarch 22, 2017

Brazilian activist slain by gunmen in hospital

Brazil’s Movement of the Landless Rural Workers said Waldomiro Costa Pereira, a prominent land rights activist in the state of ...

staffMarch 11, 2017

Toll of Guatemala girl shelter fire rises to 37

Families buried some of the 37 girls killed in a fire at an overcrowded government-run youth shelter as Guatemalan authorities ...

staffJanuary 28, 2017

At least 11 dead in massive Chile wildfires

At least 11 people have been killed as massive wildfires have swept over central and Southwestern Chile, government officials said ...

staffJanuary 24, 2017

About 200 prisoners escape from Brazilian jail after riots

About 200 inmates escaped from a prison in south-eastern Brazil after riots, Agencia Brasil reported. The incident occurred on Tuesday ...

staffJanuary 7, 2017

Portugal’s father of democracy Mario Soares dies at age 92

Mario Soares, who was widely seen as the father of Portugal’s modern-day democracy, died at age 92 in Lisbon on ...

staffJanuary 4, 2017

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed by wife’s lover, police say

Police contend Greece’s ambassador to Brazil was killed by his wife’s lover — a military police officer — and the ...

staffDecember 25, 2016

7.7-magnitude earthquake in Chile, tsunami warning lifted

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Chile Sunday. There were tsunami warnings, but they have been lifted. The quake hit 150 miles ...

staffDecember 21, 2016

Five crew dead after Aerosucre cargo plane crashes in Colombia

Colombia’s Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics said five people died when an Aerosucre cargo Boeing 727 crashed following a ...