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Latin America

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelans protest as TV station shuts

    Largest of several protests  broke out across Caracas

    Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens to sanction another television network

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue “to incite a murder attempt on his life” and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a “de-stabilization plan”.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet travels to Northern European Nations

    President Michelle Bachelet left Chile late Sunday evening for a state visit to northern European nations where she will meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotltenberg and Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. Bachelet will return to Chile on June 4.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelan TV Station Goes Off the Air

    Supporters of RCTV took to the streets to vent their anger at Pte. Hugo Chavez's decision to close it.

    Venezuela's oldest private television station went off the air just before midnight Sunday as thousands banged on pots and pans in protest against a decision by President Hugo Chavez that did away with a popular opposition-aligned channel.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan general elections scheduled for April 2008

    Paraguay will be going to the polls to elect the successor of President Nicanor Duarte Flores on April 20 next year, confirmed this week the country's Electoral Tribunal.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sunday countdown test for Venezuelan media and Chavez

    Some said they did not like RCTV but defended its right to broadcast

    The countdown has begun for Venezuela's oldest private television station: midnight Sunday Radio Caracas Television, the most widely watched channel, will be forced off the air after President Hugo Chávez's government decided not to renew its licence.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Judiciary corruption: several Latam countries named

    Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Police abuse a problem in Chile says Amnesty Int

    A woman is dragged away by Carabineros

    The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.

  • Monday, May 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's Bachelet admits mistakes and opens the wallet

    Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, suffering from a significant downfall in her popularity caused by a controversial (and collapsed) public transport system in Santiago admitted Monday people had the right to be angry but promised that the problems will be overcome.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelands march to support TV Station critical of Chavez

    Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday to support a TV station aligned with opponents of President Hugo Chavez, whose government plans to kick the channel off the air next week by not renewing its license.