Category: South America

Proportion
staff6 months

Brazil’s far-right leader to take office

A far-right former army captain will be sworn in as Brazil’s new president later on Tuesday. Jair Bolsonaro, 63, won ...

Proportion
staff6 months

New graft charge against Brazil’s President Temer

Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge has charged President Michel Temer with corruption and money laundering uncovered in an investigation into ...

Proportion
staff7 months

Five dead in Brazil cathedral shooting

A gunman opened fire in a Catholic cathedral near Brazil’s most populous city, São Paulo, killing five people and wounding ...

Proportion
staff9 months

Venezuela’s Maduro seeks deals with ‘big sister’ China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed China as a “big sister” as he prepared to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping ...

Proportion
staff10 months

Jail Lula pulls out of Brazilia vote

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election to allow his running ...

Proportion
staff10 months

Brazil poll front-runner stabbed at rally

The front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has been stabbed at a campaign rally. The far-right politician was attacked ...

Proportion
staff10 months

Argentina imposes austerity measures in bid to stabilise peso

Argentina has announced austerity measures in a bid to tackle the “emergency” created by the country’s currency crisis. In a ...

Proportion
staff10 months

Funding cuts blamed for big Rio museum fire

Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country’s National Museum. One ...

Proportion
staff10 months

Venezuela rolls out new currency amid rampant hyperinflation

Venezuela has rolled out a new currency, slashing five zeroes from the bolivar, in a bid to tame the country’s ...

Proportion
staff10 months

14 killed in Rio police, military operations

At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs ...