Latin America News
Bolsonaro has been virtually invisible since the election, surprising many who expected a show of righteous indignation after months casting doubt on electronic voting machines. While he didn’t concede defeat and requested that millions of ballots be annulled, he also refrained from crying fraud
Europe has become one of the most lucrative markets for the big drug cartels, who have not hesitated about using the corruption and extreme violence that has served them so well in South America
In the most recent election cycles, Latin American countries have resoundingly dethroned incumbent parties on the right and centre-right of the political spectrum. Analysts say the trend is driven by pragmatism rather than ideology
Despite their best efforts the death toll remains huge: 157 in Brazil between 2009 and 2019, 136 in Argentina in the last 20 years and at least 170 in Colombia between 2001 and 2019.
Explained: Why Colombia’s abortion law is a historic moment for women in Latin America and where do other countries stand
Colombia’s constitutional court decriminalised abortions within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, making it the fifth country in the region to make the practice more accessible and safer
The recent Latin American diplomacy is a reminder that to Putin, a broader goal is paramount in his foreign policy: to return Russia to the status of a great power capable of challenging the United States
Beijing continues to encourage the island's diplomatic allies to switch sides, including Latin American countries such as Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, leaving Taipei with just 14 diplomatic allies
A truth commission in 2003 blamed the Shining Path for more than half of nearly 70,000 estimated deaths and disappearances between 1980 and 2000
Arrest of Floridian Christian Emmanuel Sanon in Haiti president's killing deepens mystery over assassination
The 62-year-old pastor, unknown in Haitian political circles, suggest he was duped by those responsible for the death of Jovenel Moïse
As President Joe Biden undoes Trump immigration policies that he considers inhumane, he faces a major question: How far should he go to right his predecessor’s perceived wrongs?
Why eating insects is becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable way of consuming proteins, micronutrients
In many countries, there is now a growing appreciation of insects as food and feed. In India too, efforts are being made to create awareness and popularise entomophagy.
Jose Gregorio Hernández, Venezuela's beloved 'doctor of the poor', to be beatified following 72-year campaign
Known as the "doctor of the poor, Hernandez is set to be beatified by the Catholic church, a step towards sainthood, on 30 April.
Life expectancy may be reduced by 2 to 7 yrs in Southeast Asia due to COVID-19 pandemic, claims study
A recent study, published in the journal PLOS on 17 September, 2020, showed that if COVID-19 continues to spread, there would be a decrease in the life expectancy of people, especially in regions which have been affected severely by the infection.
How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses
Guillermo Del Toro’s genre-bending and -blending approach to filmmaking allows him to reach a large and varied audience while also providing sharp social and historical commentary on Spain’s fraught past.
The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses
Coronavirus case numbers are rising in several major countries at the same time, says WHO's Mike Ryan
The world recorded more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started in December.
To beat the coronavirus, Colombia tries to limit number of people in streets by separating men and women
Bogotá, Colombia’s capital and largest city, joined Panama this week in instituting a gender-based virus-prevention measure designed to limit the number of people in the streets
CIA spied on countries including India, Pakistan through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm for decades, says Washington Post report
The CIA read the encrypted messages of several countries, including India, for decades through its secretly-owned Switzerland-based company trusted by governments all over the world to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret.
S Jaishankar meets Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro in Delhi, discusses ways to deepen ties between India, Brazil in trade and investment
Later in the day, Bolsonaro and Narendra Modi will hold extensive talks following which the two countries are expected to ink 15 agreements
Billionaire investor George Soros, known for his outspoken liberal views, condemns the rise of nationalist dictators, says survival of open societies is endangered as the world faces an even greater crisis: climate change