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Montevideo, April 22nd 2018 - 06:22 UTC

Latin America

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 19:06 UTC

    Argentine Jewish community honors first woman submariner, who remains missing in the Atlantic

    Eliana María Krawczyk, 35, who is Jewish, is one of 44 crew members of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which remains missing in the Atlantic

    The first female submarine officer in Argentina, who remains missing in the Atlantic Ocean, was honored by the country’s Jewish community on International Women’s Month. Eliana María Krawczyk, 35, who is Jewish, is one of 44 crew members of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which remains missing in the Atlantic four months after it fell off the radar with a one week supply of oxygen on board.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 07:25 UTC

    Bolivia shaken by 6.6 magnitude earthquake also felt in Brasilia and Sao Paulo

    In Bolivia, the quake shook tall buildings, but no damage or injuries had been reported about two hours after the initial shake

    An earthquake of at least 6.6 magnitude shook Bolivia early on Monday, causing no damage or injuries but driving people out of office buildings as far away as Brasilia and Sao Paulo in neighboring Brazil, officials said.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 19:12 UTC

    Trump doesn't care about Latin America, Lula tells Correa

    “It's becoming more and more clear each day that the US doesn't want Latin America to be strong,” Lula claimed.

    Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, better or simply known as Lula, said Donald Trump “doesn't care about Latin America in the least and added that ”Bush and Condoleezza Rice pursued a much more democratic policy towards Brazil than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” In his view, Obama could give magnificent speeches, but never actually delivered.

  • Friday, March 30th 2018 - 02:37 UTC

    US to process immigration of Cubans at Guyana embassy

    The American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, the new stop for Cubans vying to emigrate into the United States.

    The United States will shift the processing of immigration visas for Cuban nationals from Colombia to Guyana starting April 1, the State Department announced. Immigrant visa applications and interviews with Cuban citizens will be conducted and processed at the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:51 UTC

    Moreno's government cuts Assange's internet access at London embassy

    Lenin Moreno, who took office in May 2017,  has called Assange “a hacker.”

    The Ecuadorean government of President Lenin Moreno has left Wikileaks founder Julian Assange without access to the internet at their embassy in London, it was reported Wednesday. The decision was made following Assange's recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalonian separatist leader.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:01 UTC

    Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

    Martin Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said several leaders in the region have confirmed their participation in the April 13 and 14 Summit

    Martin Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering. Maduro's invitation is a matter for the Foreign Ministry to decide.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 14:18 UTC

    Measles spreads again in the Americas

    The region had finally been declared free of the disease by an International Committee of Experts in 2016 after 22 years of mass vaccination.

    After being the first continent in the world declared free of measles in 2016, nine countries in the region have registered cases last year. With almost 900 cases, Venezuela was the most affected. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the countries of the region should intensify their efforts to immunize the population and stop the spread of the disease.

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 11:33 UTC

    Red Cross: Rising humanitarian needs among Venezuelans entering Colombia

    In 2017 alone, an estimated 796,000 people entered Colombia from Venezuela through official migration points

    The Colombian Red Cross Society have been working for more than a year to support people arriving in Colombia and travelling through the country. Aid workers are warning of rising vulnerabilities among people crossing the Colombian-Venezuelan border and “are calling on the international community to increase support for humanitarian efforts”, said a statement published by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at Geneva.

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 20:27 UTC

    Peruvian president offers resignation to Congress ahead of an impeachment vote

    Kuczynski's resignation follows the shock revelation of several of the president's allies caught allegedly trying to buy a lawmaker to block the impeachment.

    Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to Peru's congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor on corruption charges, according to a presidential aide. If congress accepts the resignation, power would transfer to Vice President Martin Vizcarra, who is serving as Peru's ambassador to Canada.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 10:17 UTC

    Peruvian president said removing him from office would amount to a coup détat

    The 79-year-old former Wall Street banker is facing an impeachment vote in the opposition-dominated Congress on Thursday over alleged bribe-taking

    Peru's embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Monday he was confident of surviving an impeachment vote later this week. “I know that Thursday will be fine,” the conservative leader said in a speech in the Amazonian city of Iquitos.