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Latin America

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 10:01 UTC

    OAS Almagro backs Cuban activists on hunger strike

    “It is time for democracy to return to Cuba,” said the Uruguayan Almagro

    Organization of American States Secretary-General of Luis Almagro Friday accused Cuba's government of applying “state terrorism to those who think differently” and held the current authorities of the Caribbean island accountable “for the health and well-being” of the 55 Cuban human rights activists on hunger strike.

  • Friday, March 26th 2021 - 10:55 UTC

    Presidents of Bolivia and Mexico warn OAS to do its job and nothing more

    AMLO and Arce highlighted the importance of keeping Latin America and the Caribbean strong through the Covid crisis

    The presidents of Mexico and Bolivia signed a joint statement warning Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General Luis Almagro to stay away from their countries' domestic matters.

  • Thursday, March 25th 2021 - 05:45 UTC

    Argentina quits anti-Maduro Lima Group

    The government of Alberto Fernández believes sanctions against Maduro only make things worse for the people of Venezuela.(Pic AFP)

    The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Wednesday confirmed the country had decided to withdraw from the so-called Lima Group, a consortium formed with Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana, and Saint Lucia. Barbados, the United States, Grenada, and Jamaica to isolate the Venezuelan administration headed by Nicolás Maduro.

  • Wednesday, March 24th 2021 - 09:14 UTC

    Áñez denounces human rights violations against her while in jail

    “I will be here for as long as my body can hold me”, wrote Áñez from her prison cell.

    Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez handwrote a letter saying she was being tortured and abused while under arrest. “My first words to the Bolivian people from the prison of the dictatorship,” (of President Luis Arce) she said in a message that was widely spread through social media on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, March 23rd 2021 - 10:42 UTC

    Uruguayan government to debate measures amid record Covid-19 cases and political pressures

    President Luis Lacalle Pou called this Tuesday to an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers to evaluate new measures to stop the exponential growth of coronavirus cases

    The Uruguayan government will discuss this Tuesday a radical reduction of mobility in the midst of a new wave of Covid-19 cases. This Monday, the highest number of new cases was detected, with almost 2,700 confirmed cases and a positivity rate of 18%, and the community spread of the Brazillian P-1 variant of the virus was confirmed.

  • Monday, March 22nd 2021 - 13:44 UTC

    Covid-19: Health situation in Uruguay worsens amid successful vaccination campaign

    The National Academy of Medicine warned that Uruguay “is heading towards an epidemiological situation without control” (Photo: Sebastián Astorga)

    Although a few weeks ago we talked about Uruguay as a milestone in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with very few daily cases and a lower mortality rate than any other country in the region, the country of 3.5 million inhabitants surpassed this Sunday the 13 thousand active cases after several record days of daily positives. Scientific and medical societies are demanding measures to stop the spread of the virus despite the fact that 1 out of 10 Uruguayans have already received the first dose of the vaccine – Pfizer or Coronavac – against the disease.

  • Saturday, March 20th 2021 - 08:07 UTC

    Gang warfare next to Mexico City leaves 13 police officers on patrol massacred

    Houses were strafed with bullets in the small town nestled between verdant hills and corn fields, where most people make a living cultivating crops.

    Bullet casings still littered the ground on Friday in Coatepec Harinas, a troubled municipality southwest of Mexico City where 13 police officers on patrol were brutally murdered in an ambush by suspected drug gang members.

  • Wednesday, March 17th 2021 - 09:09 UTC

    Bolsonaro concerned with Bolivian ex-president Añez arrest and the overall situation

    “Brazil supported the formation of the government of President Jeanine Áñez, who was provisionally sworn in after the resignation of then-President Evo Morales,” Brazil's foreign ministry said

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that the arrest of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez over the weekend seemed unreasonable, adding he sees the situation in Bolivia as a cause for concern.

  • Wednesday, March 17th 2021 - 09:05 UTC

    Brazilian economic activity recovers to pre-pandemic level

    The seasonally adjusted index in January stood at 140.3, higher than the 140.02 from February last year

    Brazilian economic activity rose sharply in January, a central bank index showed on Monday, indicating that Latin America’s largest economy has not only recovered all its pandemic-related decline but is now back to the size it was over five years ago.

  • Monday, March 15th 2021 - 09:55 UTC

    Arrest of former Bolivian interim president, escalates hostilities in the country

    Anez, ministers and security officials face charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy over an alleged coup against Bolivia's 13-year socialist government

    Bolivia's former interim President Jeanine Añez landed behind bars in La Paz after the new government arrested her on claims she participated in a 2019 coup to seize power. Supporters warned her arrest could lead to civil unrest in certain areas of Bolivia and argued there was no legality in the arrest and charges, but rather a political vendetta.