Brazil's Federal Police Monday freed 19 Paraguayan nationals who were working at a Rio de Janeiro clandestine cigarette factory in slave-like conditions, Agencia Brasil reported. The workers arrived in Brazil blindfolded and did not even know they were in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense.1 comment
The Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) has issued a report forecasting growth for the region in 2023 will barely stand at 1%, much lower than similar studies from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Add your comment!
Colombian President Gustavo Petro Sunday announced he was suspending the bilateral ceasefire with the so-called Clan del Golfo outlaw group following a mining strike that the criminal organization was promoting in the northwest region.Add your comment!
At least 15 have died after an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 shook northern Peru and southern Ecuador at 12.11 pm on Saturday, it was reported. The epicenter was said to be in Ecuadorian territory, 85 kilometers northeast of Zarumilla, in the Tumbes region, and 78 kilometers deep, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).Add your comment!
Presidents Luis Arce Catacora of Bolivia and Vladimir Putin of Russia held a telephone conversation Friday during which they discussed various items of mutual interest such as energy, trade, education, and technology.4 comments
A group of current and former Latin American Presidents plus two former Spanish Prime Ministers Friday announced in Santiago, Chile, the creation of the so-called Liberty and Democracy Group, which should become a space for reflection, coordination, dialogue, and action to strengthen freedom and democracy in the region.Add your comment!
Ecuador expects to overcome the diplomatic crisis with Argentina soon after both nations withdrew their ambassadors amid questioning from Quito regarding the escape of a former minister convicted of corruption who was taking refuge in Argentina's diplomatic residence in Ecuador.Add your comment!
China welcomed on Wednesday the latest remarks by Honduran President Xiomara Castro, who said her country is seeking to establish diplomatic relations with China. In response to this, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference on Wednesday that 181 countries around the world have established diplomatic relations with China on the basis of the one-China principle, which fully proved that establishing diplomatic relations with China is a correct general historical and political trend.10 comments
Peru's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a lower Court's decision and will agree to review former President Pedro Castillo's claims that he was denied a right to defense during his Dec. 7 impeachment by Congress.Add your comment!
Uruguay's Navy confirmed Tuesday that two fishermen who had gone missing had been finally found alive by artisanal fishing boats in the River Plate after the South American country's force staged a mass deployment of manpower and resources.Add your comment!