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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 02:51 UTC

Latin America

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 07:59 UTC

    Jesuit university closed in Nicaragua for “terrorism”

    The UCA became a meeting place for opposition protesters during and after the socio-political crisis of 2018

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega ordered the seizing of all assets belonging to the Central American University (UCA) which was accused of “terrorism,” it was reported in Managua. The educational institution was run by the Jesuit community.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:28 UTC

    Bi-oceanic project linking Brazil with the Pacific and crossing Paraguay is rapidly advancing

    The Bi-oceanic Route bridge between Carmelo Peralta in Paraguay and Porto Murtinho in Brazil, linking Brazilian ports with Chile is rapidly advancing

    A key project to connect the ports of the Brazilian Atlantic with those of the Chilean Pacific, crossing Paraguayan territory is rapidly advancing.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Lula visits Lugo ahead of Peña's inauguration

    Lugo understands everything, but cannot extend himself in prolonged answers, his doctor explained

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday visited former Paraguayan head of state Fernando Lugo while in Asunción for Santiago Peña's inauguration Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Paraguay’s new President wants change at home and abroad

    Paraguayan president Santiago Peña with Brazilian leader Lula da Silva

    By Julieta Heduvan (*) – Santiago Peña assumes Paraguay’s presidency this Tuesday August 15 with a number of advantages, including a supportive Congress. But he faces also numerous challenges, as he tries to unite his party, manage the influence of his political mentor—businessman and former President Horacio Cartes—and handle international negotiations, from the Itaipú accord to U.S. sanctions against Paraguayan politicians.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Another Ecuadorian politician shot dead

    Briones belonged to Revolución Ciudadana of former President Rafael Correa

    Ecuadorian politician Pedro Briones of former President Rafael Correa's Revolución Ciudadana (RC) party, was shot dead just days after the killing of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio of the Movimiento Construye.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Ecuadorian party picks yet a new candidate to replace Villavicencio

    Zurita and González Náder wear police bulletproof vests

    Only hours after announcing that Vice Presidential candidate Andrea González Náder would pick up the baton from the assassinated Fernando Villavicencio, Ecuador's Movimiento Construye recanted Sunday and picked journalist Christian Zurita to top the ticket for the Aug. 20 elections. Náder thus returned to her original slot, it was explained in Quito.

  • Sunday, August 13th 2023 - 19:53 UTC

    Slain candidate's party picks successor for Ecuador's elections

    As a vice-presidential candidate, González Náder had pledged to work on green economy, sustainable development, and climate change

    Ecuador's Movimiento Construye of slain presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio announced Saturday that his former running mate Andrea González Náder will pick up his baton for the Aug. 20 elections. Villavicencio, 59, was shot dead on Aug. 9 as he was leaving a rally in Quito after receiving threats from drug traffickers.

  • Sunday, August 13th 2023 - 19:47 UTC

    Peruvian prosecutor files new charges against Castillo

    Castillo's administration is believed to have encouraged the promotion of officers linked to the head of state

    Peru's Public Prosecutor's Office has filed new charges against former President Pedro Castillo Terrones for the alleged crimes of abuse of authority and passive bribery, among others, it was reported in Lima during the weekend.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Chile's Social Development Minister resigns amid scandal

    Jackson is known to be a close friend of President Boric's

    Giorgio Jackson, of President Gabriel Boric Fnt's Democratic Revolution (RD) party, Friday turned in his resignation as Social Development Minister following his involvement in a corruption scandal splashing several cabinet members and even the head of state, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 12:36 UTC

    FBI's help requested in Ecuadorian candidate's murder probe

    All six suspects arrested in connection with Villavicencio's death plus the one killed during a police raid were Colombian nationals

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Thursday asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to support his country in the investigation of Wednesday's murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, it was reported in Quito. An FBI team is due in Ecuador shortly, Lasso said.