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05/19/2019

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has ta...
18:00, 05/19/2019

Marcos Peña: ‘Cristina represents a currently overrated minority’ President Mauricio Macri’s influential Cabinet Chief on the race for the Casa Rosada, the state of the Cambiemos coalition and Cristina Fernández de ...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Irish ambassador: ‘We have a very strong relationship with Argentina’ Ireland’s Ambassador to Argentina Jackie O’Halloran on bilateral relations, the impact of Brexit and the push to legalise abortion on both sides of t...
16:56, 05/18/2019

The magistrate’s poker face What, exactly, was the Supreme Court going for? Like a good poker player, it’s impossible to read its cards. Was it a misstep, as most media outlets ...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Macri bets on infrastructure in push for re-election Total of 770 projects, ranging from public housing to Paseo del Bajo, in line to be inaugurated by end of 2019 – 62% of them before the August primar...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: I'll run for VP, not for the presidency News confirmed by senator for Buenos Aires Province in a 12-minute video released on Twitter. Unidad Ciudadana leader says she will run for vice-pres...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Kirchner’s former accountant released from jail after explosive claims Victor Manzanares, the former accountant of the Kirchner family, was released yesterday on his own recognizance yesterday by the judges of the TOF5 c...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Impenetrable resistance The weather is a cyclical setback but Chaco also has structural problems. Resistencia is Argentina’s poorest provincial capital after Corrientes (on ...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Argentina’s goddess of strife Cristina has made an already wretched economic situation even worse; a mere glimpse of her is enough to make hardened veterans of countless financial...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Court caught in credibility crisis (again) Friends and foes of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner alike immediately interpreted the trial postponement as her virtual acquittal, which it obviously ...
16:56, 05/18/2019

Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-up...
16:14, 05/18/2019

Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May be Shut Down. A panel of United Nations-backed investigators charged around 700 people. Other countries wanted their own anti-graft groups, but a coming election m...
16:14, 05/18/2019

Argentina poised to export first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas YPF, the state-run oil and gas producer, is seeking to sell a partial shipment from its Tango floating liquefaction unit in Bahía Blanca, according t...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Ex-Army chief César Milani gives evidence in kidnap and torture case Former head of Argentina's Armed Forces expressed 'solidarity with victims' as he denies allegations he participated in 1977 operation that led to ki...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Argentines seek refuge in Chilean bonds amid electoral fears Argentine buyers are distancing themselves from volatile local markets in favor of Chilean bonds, attracted by the neighboring country’s low inflatio...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Defence minister blames ARA San Juan's sinking on 'lack of training' Oscar Aguad later clarifies remarks after anger from families, saying he didn't blame the crew for the submarine tragedy, in which all 44 officers di...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Salvation Army welcomes brass band from Texas for free concert series The Buenos Aires division of the Salvation Army will welcome youth ensemble band, Texas Brass, next weekend in a series of free concerts for the comm...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn Months after a nearby dam breach at a mining site killed more than 240 people, prosecutors say another similar disaster could occur as soon as Sunday...
20:28, 05/17/2019

Germany to pay US$11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims The scale of the atrocities committed at a fenced-in mountain commune 350 kilometres south of Santiago came to light only after the end of Augusto Pi...
19:14, 05/17/2019

Lone midwife delivers amid chaos of Colombia jungle river Marciana Caycedo is the only midwife on Isla Mono, a small island marooned in the middle of the wide brown San Juan river, on Colombia's remote and r...
19:14, 05/17/2019

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop accused of extortion, cover-up Vilson Dias de Oliveira is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according ...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Russian buyout of Spanish supermarket chain Día succeeds Investment fund owned by Russian tycoon takes majority control of struggling Spanish supermarket chain, which also operates stores in Argentina, Braz...
16:42, 05/17/2019

New documentary on fight to legalise abortion in Argentina arrives to Cannes 'Que Sea Ley,' directed by Juan Solanas – son of senator and filmmaker Fernando 'Pino' Solanas – will premiere this Saturday at the famous French fil...
16:42, 05/17/2019

Cuba Blames Plane Crew for Deadly 2018 Crash An investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 near Havana a year ago suggests that crew errors were the cause. All but one of the 113 people aboard...
03:00, 05/17/2019

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away Maradona isn't the only star in town – the Elton John biopic Rocketman blew the Cannes film festival away Thursday, with a warts-and-all movie about ...
02:42, 05/17/2019

Diplomatic efforts on Venezuela crisis gain momentum Government and opposition sends envoys to negotiate in Norway, though two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quic...
22:56, 05/16/2019

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web into politics, gaining ...
22:56, 05/16/2019

Corruption trial against CFK to begin next week, Supreme Court confirms Justices, seeking to avoid 'future arguements' about case's validity after a strong political backlash to its ruling, declare trial against former pr...
22:56, 05/16/2019

Former Kirchner accountant alleges presidential couple stole up to US$10 billion The former accountant of ex-presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was granted a plea bargain in March. His television appeara...
19:14, 05/16/2019

Macri, Judiciary using Florencia Kirchner as hostage to stifle CFK candidacy: Alberto Fernández alleges 'Cristina Kirchner is the best candidate' to defeat President Mauricio Macri at the October presidential election, her former Cabinet Chief Alberto F...
19:14, 05/16/2019

Cambiemos leaders tussle with ally Elisa Carrió over dismal Córdoba election Cambiemos was divided between rival candidates in the Córdoba provincial elections after a schism pitted two candidates against each other. Coalition...
19:14, 05/16/2019

Trade-war crop rout imperils government's bid to revive economy President Mauricio Macri needs a bumper fall harvest worth more than US$20 billion in export revenue to pick the economy off the floor and give him f...
19:14, 05/16/2019

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts Read CNN's Fast Facts about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF Phoenix Field Division's allowance of illegal gun sales to track sellers and purchase...
01:42, 05/16/2019

MSCI adds Argentina securities to emerging markets index MSCI will include eight Argentina indices in its closely watched emerging-markets index, opening the potential for billions of dollars of investor in...
00:42, 05/16/2019

Mirtha Legrand recovering 'favourably' after emergency operation Legendary actress and TV presenter, who has dominated Argentina's TV screens for decades faces at least a few more days in hospital, doctor confirms....
22:28, 05/15/2019

Setback for Bolsonaro as Brazil's economy heads for contraction Brazil’s economy shrank in the first quarter, a key Central Bank activity index showed, dealing a setback to President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to acc...
21:28, 05/15/2019

Uruguay to extradite suspect allegedly involved in Congress shooting Juan José Navarro Cádiz was arrested in Uruguay in the aftermath of the May 9 shooting and held in custody pending the hearing of an extradition requ...
21:28, 05/15/2019

CGT leadership announces 24-hour strike for May 29 CGT leaders announce sixth strike of Macri administration's time in office, to take place in two weeks time. Walk-out is in protest at government's e...
21:28, 05/15/2019

Corruption trial against CFK set for delay after Supreme Court ruling The so-called "Vialidad" (Road Works) cases centres on alleged irregularities in the granting of tenders for five public works projects in Santa Cruz...
21:28, 05/15/2019

World economy rebound thrown into doubt by escalating trade war Fears that companies will shelve investment, consumers will cut spending and stocks will slide have been revived after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s ...
21:28, 05/15/2019

Ex-Brazil president Michel Temer freed from detention Four judges on the Superior Court of Justice unanimously voted in favor of granting a habeas corpus release to Temer, president from 2016 to 2018, fo...
21:28, 05/15/2019

Monsanto ordered to pay US$2 billion in latest Roundup blow Jury in California orders Bayer-owned Monsanto to pay more than US$2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their can...
21:28, 05/15/2019

First presidential debate of 2019 election to be held in Santa Fe The event, for which a date has yet to be scheduled, will be held at the Paraninfo auditorium of the National University of the Littoral (Universidad...
04:00, 05/15/2019

Maradona set to takeover Cannes as new documentary premieres Maradona will walk the Cannes red carpet next week, as he helps promote Asif Kapadia's striking documentary, a new film inspired by the discovery of ...
04:00, 05/15/2019

Fernández de Kirchner sparks renewed speculation with PJ National Council visit The presence of the Unidad Ciudadana leader, who has not officially declared her candidacy for this year's election in October, will spark renewed sp...
04:00, 05/15/2019

Peru to limit Machu Picchu access to prevent deterioration Peru announced new limitations on tourism at various Machu Picchu landmarks to aid in conservation efforts for the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site...
17:14, 05/14/2019

WhatsApp urges users to update app after 'serious' security breach The vulnerability – first reported by the Financial Times, and fixed in the latest WhatsApp update – allowed hackers to insert malicious software on ...
17:14, 05/14/2019

New Report Shows How a Pro-Iran Group Spread Fake News Online A research group at the University of Toronto has untangled look-alike websites and bogus news stories that appear to echo the Iranian government’s p...
06:56, 05/14/2019

Court grants Ramos Padilla authority to continue investigation into alleged illegal espionage Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla's control over the case had been questioned, at least legally, on the grounds his court did not have the jurisdiction to in...
02:42, 05/14/2019

Politicians mourn national deputy Héctor Olivares at Congress wake President Mauricio Macri and politicians across the political spectrum gathered this morning for a wake to remember UCR national deputy Héctor Olivar...
23:00, 05/13/2019

Mirtha Legrand rushed to hospital for emergency surgery Legendary actress and TV presenter, who has dominated Argentina’s screens for decades, was rushed to hospital on Sunday night to undergo an emergency...
23:00, 05/13/2019

Security scare after man tries to enter Casa Rosada with revolver Bomb threats follow incident in which a man was detained after trying to enter Casa Rosada with .44-calibre Taurus revolver inside a briefcase. The m...
21:28, 05/13/2019

Cabinet Chief Peña takes aim at critics of Macri gov't communication strategy Marcos Peña described conspiracy theories about his office's operations, including the deployment of trolls on social media to delegitimise oppositio...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Cambiemos leaders 'recognise' failures after landslide Peronist win in Córdoba So far this electoral year, Cambiemos candidates have lost gubernatorial races in Río Negro and Neuquén provinces; and primaries races in Chubut, Ent...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Trade war tops emerging-market worries again as scepticism grows Analysts don't see progress being made between Washington and Beijing any time soon. As a consequence, emerging-market stocks and currencies slumped ...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Lawmaker Héctor Olivares dies, three days after shooting attack near Congress A member of the pro-government Radical Civic Union party who represented La Rioja province in the Chamber of Deputies, Héctor Olivares passed away th...
13:00, 05/13/2019

President Macri’s bid for consensus talks gets lukewarm response I n the course of last week the government broadened its appeal for dialogue over its 10 points of governability to not only the entire political spe...
17:56, 05/11/2019

The lady’s not for turning – or is she? We now see Cristina Fernández de Kirchner pleading for a social contract (Macri’s latest hobby-horse in slightly different words) and boasting of dis...
17:56, 05/11/2019

Can some of Argentina’s past potential be recovered? The grain surface, meaning soy, sunflower and wheat, for the current season has been forecast at 20 million hectares. It sounds impressive. But in wh...
16:56, 05/11/2019

Six arrests as investigation into shock shooting near Congress progresses Officials say at least six people have been detained for Thursday’s attack that seriously wounded UCR deputy Héctor Olivares and killed La Rioja prov...
16:56, 05/11/2019

UN report: Extinction looms for more than one million species Development that’s led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species is causing a biodiversity crisis, scientists w...
16:56, 05/11/2019

Popular vote selects Argentina’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders’ Apopular vote, in which more than one million people are said to have cast their vote over a period of six months, has chosen Argentina’s ‘Seven Natu...
16:56, 05/11/2019

Venezuela was on the brink of an uprising. Now protesters are fighting for survival As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his US ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is...
16:14, 05/11/2019

Mauricio Pochettino: He’s magic, you know Our Editor-in-Chief gushes about the Argentine coach from Murphy, Santa Fe Province, that changed his football club and took Spurs to the Champions L...
15:00, 05/11/2019

The muddle in the middle Opinion polls are giving Schiaretti 40 to 45 percent, Negri around a quarter of the vote and Mestre about 10 percent – this leaves little more than 2...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Schiaretti in no hurry as Córdoba goes to vote Incumbent Peronist governor takes traditional route as he closes campaigning sitting on huge lead in the polls. Cambiemos schism runs deep as rival R...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Evita Museum opens new exhibition focused on toy giveaways Long before politicians started using social media to influence public opinion, the Eva Perón Foundation sought to touch voters on a personal level: ...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Fearless Pochettino leads Spurs to Europe’s top table Argentine coach’s Tottenham Hostpur side will once again be underdogs against Liverpool in the Champions League final – but the native of Murphy, San...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Sometimes it’s best to just let go The sands of time bring us closer to the day of reckoning, where we will finally know our fate and hopefully look forward with some very elemental le...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products amid US sanctions Cuba announced new rationing of food and basic cleaning and hygiene products as the communist-run island grapples with increased US sanctions and the...
10:00, 05/11/2019

Hope springs eternal in Palermo for Cristina’s biggest fans Huge crowd braves downpour as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner charms her devotees with appearance at the BA Book Fair – but she remains tight-lipped a...
03:00, 05/11/2019

Professor Kicillof goes to Washington – and trains his fire on Macri adminstration Former economy minister appears at an event hosted by the Wilson Center's Argentina Project think-tank. And, as expected, he delivered a fierce criti...
03:00, 05/11/2019

CFK skirts candidacy speculation during official launch of memoirs Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presents her memoirs at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair. Part of the book is dedicated defen...
18:42, 05/10/2019

Scioli meets Interior Minister Frigerio to discuss government's 'consensus' agenda Former governor of Buenos Aires province and presidential hopeful, Daniel Scioli, said his presence at the meeting was part of his attempts to be "an...
18:42, 05/10/2019

BA Province Lower House speaker takes leave over sex abuse claims Female member of PRO has accused the speaker of the Buenos Aires Provincial Legislature, Manuel Mosca, of sexual abuse. Mosca is the husband of natio...
18:42, 05/10/2019

CFK returns to the limelight, but stays mum on potential candidacy Unidad Ciudadana spoke on a range of topics during a 30-minute presentation including the US economy, the need for a “social contract” to protect the...
18:42, 05/10/2019

Four detained as enquiry into shooting attack near Congress progresses Officials say at least four people have been detained for the brazen shooting attack near Congress on Thursday that seriously wounded UCR deputy Héct...
18:42, 05/10/2019

Chile's Valparaíso: an open air graffiti and mural art gallery Graffiti artists have turned the Chilean port of Valparaíso into a gigantic open-air art gallery, an attraction which now draws tourists from across ...
13:14, 05/10/2019

An $8 Billion Refinery? Mexican President Says, Yes We Can Experts told Mexico’s president it’s impossible to build a refinery at the price he wants, so he orders Mexico’s struggling oil company to do it inst...
03:56, 05/10/2019

Politicians condemn brazen shooting attack on deputy, official near Congress Cambiemos officials vow to bring perpetrators to justice, as lawmakers across the political spectrum condemn attack on Héctor Olivares and Miguel Mar...
00:42, 05/10/2019

Gunmen shoot deputy Héctor Olivares outside Congress, kill another official La Rioja UCR deputy Héctor Olivares and provincial government official Miguel Marcelo Yadón attacked near National Congresss building. Olivares now i...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Trump offers support for economic reforms in call with Macri Trump and Macri "discussed important Argentine economic reform measures implemented by President Macri, and also discussed regional challenges," a Wh...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Bolsonaro's decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns Brazil president signs decree allowing a wide range of professionals, including lawyers, politicians and certain journalists, to carry their guns in ...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Video: Watch attack on lawmaker Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marcelo Yadón In dramatic scenes captured by CCTV cameras, national deputy for La Rioja (UCR) Héctor Olivares and provincial government official Miguel Marcelo Yad...
21:28, 05/09/2019

'No pain, no gain': Pochettino leads Tottenham to the edge of glory "No pain, no gain" was the phrase the Argentine coach used after Wednesday's stirring comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 in the second leg of their semi-final...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Venezuela opposition politician seeks refuge in Argentina's Embassy in Caracas Richard Blanco is one of 10 National Assembly members charged with treason for supporting opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call for a military revolt ...
21:28, 05/09/2019

Researcher wins big on TV show, plans to use funds for underfunded cancer project Argentina's investment in science and technology is 0.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), one percentage point less than what the Macri campai...
11:14, 05/09/2019

Macri begins public works blitz, takes aim at Kirchners for infrastructure 'abandonment' Observers say the President wants to boost his public image amid unimpressive poll numbers and a feeling of concern among allies about his chances of...
11:14, 05/09/2019

United States activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in DC With no diplomats and no Venezuelans left in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, a group of United States activists have occupied the non-functi...
02:42, 05/09/2019

Emergency declared in Paraguay as torrential rains cause flooding About 40,000 Paraguayans have been forced to evacuate their homes in recent weeks due to rising waters. Although, they were moved to higher ground at...
02:42, 05/09/2019

Brazil's National Museum asks for money amid difficult recuperation effort Kellner told AFP last month that Brazil's National Museum had received the equivalent of $280,000 in donations after a faulty air conditioning system...
02:42, 05/09/2019

Odebrecht corruption probe: Ex-Peru president Humala and wife indicted Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia are accused of having received US$3 million in illegal financing from Odebrecht in the electoral campaign that brou...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Barcelona left to rue Messi-dependency after Liverpool's miracle comeback The loss highlighted Barcelona's dependency on Messi, who put in a solid performance but couldn't produce any more epic goals to keep the team in the...
23:00, 05/08/2019

'The Miracle of Anfield': Liverpool's greatest ever European night? Just when Liverpool fans thought they had seen it all — the so-called "Miracle of Istanbul" in particular, but also those storied comebacks at Anfiel...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising Seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by Juan Guaidó to be prosecuted, while Washington removed sanctions against Carac...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Mercosur and EU very close to agreeing free-trade deal, says Brazilian official "We’ve never been so close," Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary Lucas Ferraz tells Bloomberg. Deal could be made as early as next week, or more likely ...
23:00, 05/08/2019

IMF mission team travels to Argentina to review economic plan "An IMF team led by Roberto Cardarelli will arrive in Buenos Aires on May 8 in the context of the fourth review of Argentina's economic plan that sup...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the...
17:42, 05/08/2019

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage After more than 16 months in detention, two Reuters journalists convicted for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis were released in an amnesty deal....
15:56, 05/08/2019

China, US clash at United Nations over Uighur detentions Tensions between the US and China moved beyond trade talks this week as discussions of the detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang took center stage ...
15:56, 05/08/2019

Meghan, Harry present royal newborn to public Royal couple show off their newborn son to the public on Wednesday, with the proud new mother declaring him "a dream." No name has yet been given to ...
15:56, 05/08/2019

Humble home becomes museum and shrine to Evita Marking the 100th anniversary of Evita's birth, the home where Argentina's mythical former first lady was born and raised was opened to the public wi...
15:56, 05/08/2019

Macri government's 'roundtable' invite falls on deaf ears as negotiations continue with focus on governors Among the invitees are former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the CGT union umbrella and the Church. Years of polarisation and an ongoing r...
15:56, 05/08/2019

CFK's Book Fair appearance to include major security operation Former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presents her memoirs at the 45th Buenos Aires Book Fair. The book dwells on her life and time in offi...
15:56, 05/08/2019

Name guessing game begins as Britain delights in birth of another royal boy The royal couple are due to show off their son to the world's media and announce his name on Wednesday. It is not known whether the child will be giv...
20:00, 05/07/2019

Security Ministry approves roll-out of tasers across security forces, police Officers will "be able to deal with situations" which do not require the use of force "without employing firearms," new Security Ministry decree decl...
18:28, 05/07/2019

Germany ends probe into convicted doctor from Chile-based Nazi paedophile sect Probe against Hartmut Hopp, ex-doctor at the Colonia Dignidad commune, has been dropped, German prosecutors said Tuesday. The 74-year-old was a physi...
18:28, 05/07/2019

Femicide rate alarmingly high at the start of 2019 According to new data, in the first 120 days of 2019 there were 87 femicides throughout Argentina, which is equivalent to one femicide every 33 hours...
16:14, 05/07/2019

100 Evitas on streets of BA to mark 100th anniversary of her birth Eva María Duarte, who died in 1952 from cancer at age 33, was an actress who became the second wife of Juan Perón, the Army general who served as pre...
15:14, 05/07/2019

Guaidó on failed uprising: My backers 'failed to follow through' on promises In new interview, Juan Guaidó, the opposition recognised as Venezuela's interim president by more than 50 countries, said it is "obvious today, there...
15:14, 05/07/2019

Lens: Making Visible the Spirit World of Mexico’s Indigenous Communities Through photos and photo-illustrations, Yael Martínez and Orlando Velázquez capture the traditional rituals connecting life between the physical and ...
11:56, 05/07/2019

Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public...
01:28, 05/07/2019

A spat over Venezuela complicates talks for new Spain government Spain has deepened its involvement in the Venezuela crisis after opening up its Embassy in Caracas to Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López...
01:28, 05/07/2019

Raids hit Camioneros union sites as part of Moyano-Independiente probe More than 150 members of Gendarmerie carry out raids onlocations linked to Camioneros truck-drivers' union, as part of an investigation into illegali...
01:28, 05/07/2019

Activists protest in Mendoza to demand justice in clergy sex abuse case Prosecutors say that members of the clergy abused at least 20 children at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza province. The case has caused a worldwide ...
01:28, 05/07/2019

Save Nature to save ourselves, shocking new UN report pleads A landmark UN report on the state of Nature released Monday shows how humanity has wreaked havoc on the environment, undercutting Earth's essential l...
18:42, 05/06/2019

Trade war back on the radar for emerging markets as dollar lurks As Trump makes global waves with pointed remarks on China trade talks, a spate of country-specific events will divert market participants from their ...
18:42, 05/06/2019

Trump's tariff threat leaves Beijing stalling on talks Trump on Sunday raised pressure on Beijing to strike a trade deal by announcing he would increase tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports Friday...
14:00, 05/06/2019

'I nearly died' – Maradona misses out on first title as coach in Mexico Legendary Argentine's hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along...
14:00, 05/06/2019

Argentine women's football turns professional – but only just Professional female footballers continue to face the challenges of low salaries, lack of facilities and 'machista' culture, as the slow march towards...
13:28, 05/06/2019

Elderly caught in brutal trap of Venezuelan crisis The slap of dominoes on the rickety wooden table echoes around the courtyard of the Mother Teresa Senior Home on the outskirts of Caracas. The reside...
00:56, 05/06/2019

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement re...
00:56, 05/06/2019

Jaguares survive Stormers rally for fourth straight victory Success lifted the Argentine outfit two places to sixth in the combined standings, keeping them in contention for a top-eight finish and a play-offs ...
14:00, 05/05/2019

Woman, 88, waved to students from her window for years. They gathered outside her home for one final goodbye Tinney Davidson gave her neighborhood 12 years of warm hellos. And now that she is moving to an assisted living facility, they got together to give h...
08:56, 05/05/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó makes new bid to rally military support against Maduro Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó will issue another call for protests today after Tuesday's attempted uprising left several killed and Madur...
02:56, 05/05/2019

Coffee lovers get their brew on at FECA festival FECA, an event organised by the City government’s BA Capital Gastronomy programme, took place this past weekend, running from Saturday April 27 to Su...
02:56, 05/05/2019

Bonadio health scare raises key questions for CFK cuadernos probe Federal judge leading the ‘cuadernos’ probe reportedly diagnosed with a suspected ‘brain injury.’ Severity of the diagnosis is unknown, but he will u...
16:56, 05/04/2019

Responsibilities and regional vacuums Argentina has various reasons to feel a special responsibility – reasons going beyond the number of Venezuelans fleeing here from the Bolivarian regi...
16:00, 05/04/2019

Central Bank alters monetary policy to stabilise peso With the apparent approval of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Central Bank was able to face money markets at the start of last week withou...
15:42, 05/04/2019

Cascade strategy In presidential voting, Misiones joined Radical Raúl Alfonsín upon the return to democracy in 1983 but has voted Peronist ever since (even being one ...
15:42, 05/04/2019

Is Argentina on the road to a governability crisis? The main poles of Argentina’s political establishment are oceans apart, incapable of reconciling or even compromising on the pettiest item on the age...
15:42, 05/04/2019

Activists demand Pope Francis ensure ‘zero tolerance’ in Argentina Activists descended on the capital this week, calling for Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual a...
15:42, 05/04/2019

The eternal spiral of justice Stornelli relied on illicit espionage for information picked up by thugs like Marcelo D’Alessio, who collaborated with organic and inorganic AFI agen...
15:00, 05/04/2019

The incredible shrinking empire Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has slightly more subjects than his father Akihito had back in 1989, but it was during the latter’s reign that demogra...
15:00, 05/04/2019

What is left of a free Press ? The last and really big incident was the murder in Pinamar on January 25, 1997, of Noticias reporter and photographer José Luis Cabezas, aged 36, tra...
15:00, 05/04/2019

World left prostrate at Messi’s virtuoso left foot We’re out of superlatives. There’s not much more to say about Barcelona’s other-wordly, unstoppable force, especially after he bagged his 600th goal ...
15:00, 05/04/2019

Venezuela’s failed uprising: How a deal to oust Maduro unravelled According to US officials, members of the Venezuelan president’s inner circle were onboard with talks to see his removal from power. But were they do...
15:00, 05/04/2019

Mendoza lays out welcome mat for Uber, but drivers are yet to arrive Unlike in Buenos Aires City, the innovative ridehailing firm was welcomed by the provincial authorities in Mendoza with open arms. But while Uber was...
15:00, 05/04/2019

Brazil's economy contraction more likely after industry collapse Output tumbled 1.3 percent in March, its worst reading in six months. In the 12 months through March, Brazil’s industrial production contracted for t...
02:42, 05/04/2019

Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio diagnosed with suspected brain tumour Perfil.com reports Claudio Bonadio, the federal judge leading the 'cuadernos' graft notebooks investigation probing alleged corruption under Kirchner...
02:42, 05/04/2019

Boca wins Supercopa Argentina, defeating Rosario Central on penalties Boca, the champions of the 2017/2018 Superliga who lost their title to Racing Club this year, won 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out after an exacting 0-0 dr...
02:42, 05/04/2019

Main UK parties suffer Brexit battering in local elections Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative Party sufferslosses as dissatisfied voters turned to new parties and independent candidates amids...
02:42, 05/04/2019

Ex-Army chief César Milani stands trial for dictatorship-era crimes Milani, who served as chief of the Armed Forces under president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, faces allegations of kidnap and torture dating back t...
02:42, 05/04/2019

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thurs...
12:14, 05/03/2019

Vidal reiterates support as Macri and Cambiemos seeks to push public works María Eugenia Vidal denies she will challenge President Macri for their coalition's presidential ticket in this year's elections at inauguration of w...
02:28, 05/03/2019

US government piracy blacklist flags Argentina with priority status Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) adds Argentina to a list of nations in its annual report on commercial-scale copyright piracy...
15:56, 05/02/2019

Maduro tells soldiers to fight 'coup plotters' after May Day clashes One person was killed and dozens injured during May Day clashes, according to human rights monitors. More than 150 people were arrested, the governme...
15:56, 05/02/2019

Captain Messi shows Barcelona the way as he bags goal #600 When his team were struggling, the Argentine superstar delivered two goals in seven minutes, turning turn a disappointing night into a disastrous one...
15:56, 05/02/2019

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors...
10:56, 05/02/2019

Fernández de Kirchner's book keeps Argentina guessing over presidential bid Unlike Macri, Fernández de Kirchner has refused to comment on whether she will run, though some are interpreting the book’s release as part of her el...
10:56, 05/02/2019

Dramatic footage shows landslide sweeping away houses Dozens of houses have been destroyed in a landslide in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, displacing hundreds of residents, according to city authoritie...
18:42, 05/01/2019

Venezuela in crisis as Guaido calls for May Day protests: Live updates More protests are planned in Venezuela on Wednesday following an attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido to spark an uprising against embattled Pres...
18:42, 05/01/2019

Guaidó's initial gamble flops as Maduro keeps grip on military While the situation remains fluid enough that a quick turnaround can’t be ruled out in coming days, Tuesday marked the biggest setback yet for Juan G...
17:14, 05/01/2019

Venezuelan Leopoldo López leaves Chile Embassy for Spanish consulate López, a key opponent of President Nicolás Maduro, emerged earlier Tuesday from two years of house arrest at a demonstration outside a military barra...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Ayrton Senna: Brazil mourns 'superhero' 25 years after his death The anniversary of Senna's death on Wednesday will revive the sense of loss and bewilderment that followed the shocking crash on the Imola circuit in...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Campo de Mayo 'mega-trial' begins in San Martín into dictatorship-era crimes The trial relates to alleged crimes committed against 323 people who were detained during the dictatorship at the Campo de Mayo Army barracks. Four c...
15:28, 05/01/2019

Police arrest 32 at union march against Macri government austerity, lay-offs For the most part, protesters organised by unions tied to union kingpin Hugo Moyano marched peacefully on downtown Buenos Aires. However, several mas...
15:28, 05/01/2019

Venezuela's Maduro claims to have defeated 'coup,' as rival Guaido urges more protests Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has claimed his troops have defeated a "coup" attempt amid calls by opposition leader Juan Guaido for ...
12:14, 05/01/2019

Argentina auto industry, hit hard by recession In the midst of the recession, the Argentine automotive industry is struggling to both sell and produce cars and so far the latest statistics from th...
02:56, 05/01/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia’s environment Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a wa...
22:56, 04/30/2019

Venezuelan National Guard Vehicles Hit Demonstrators In this video, an armored vehicle can be seen driving into a group of demonstrators during clashes in Venezuela between anti-government protesters an...
21:00, 04/30/2019

Mapuche rappers fight for indigenous rights in Chile With songs like "We'll Beat the State," Chilean rappers Wechekeche Ni Trawun are on a mission to support the Mapuche indigenous people's fight for ju...
19:56, 04/30/2019

Report: 60% of ice at Los Glaciares National Park could be lost by 2100 Nearly half of the glaciers at World Heritage sites across globe will disappear by the end of this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue unche...
19:56, 04/30/2019

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations Hig...
19:56, 04/30/2019

Santander turns to Latin America as European businesses slip Santander’s profit fell 84% in Argentina, after inflation-adjustment expenses, but that was almost an anomaly in the Americas, with the bank confirmi...
17:56, 04/30/2019

SoftBank eyeing near US$1-billion investment in Colombia's Rappi Rappi was founded in 2015 by three friends as a restaurant-delivery business in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. It has since spread across Latin America....
17:56, 04/30/2019

Clashes Flare After Venezuela Opposition Leader Calls for Military Uprising The opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, appeared at a military base in Caracas along with Leopoldo López, a prominent activist who had been under house a...
17:14, 04/30/2019

Two arrested in UK over online image of Emiliano Sala's body The photo claims to show the post-mortem examination of Sala's body at Holly Tree Lodge Mortuary in Dorset, southwest England, which was carried out ...
15:14, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó takes to streets in 'military uprising,' frees López Oppotision leader and self-declared president takes to streets, with jailed politician Leopoldo López and a small contingent of heavily armed soldier...
14:28, 04/30/2019

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó declares 'final phase of Operation Freedom' The leader of Venezuela's opposition, Juan Guaidó, on Tuesday declared "the start of the end of the usurpation," in a dawn address in which he was fl...
13:56, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó declares 'final phase' of operation to topple Maduro: Live updates Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó has announced the beginning of the final phase of "Operation Freedom" to topple President Nicolas Maduro. G...
13:56, 04/30/2019

Mexican stand-off? Carlos Slim asked AMLO for help – but he was frozen out They made quite the odd couple in Mexico: the world-famous billionaire and the rising leftist politician. But now, their relationship has suddenly so...
13:28, 04/30/2019

Massa: President Macri should negotiate exit strategy with opposition, including CFK "I want to be president. I believe I have the necessary team of people but I understand that it's not yet time, it's not time to discuss candidacies"...
09:14, 04/30/2019

MS-13 Gang Put Fake Body in Car, Then Detonated a Bomb When Police Came A street gang in El Salvador wrapped a mannequin in blankets inside a car, then set off explosives when the police arrived to investigate, wounding t...
03:00, 04/30/2019

Venezuela, from a child's perspective In the whole of March, children in Venezuela went to school fewer than 10 days. Blackouts left 70% of the country without electricity, affecting at l...
01:14, 04/30/2019

Jaguares hold out against Brumbies to complete hat-trick of wins Victory lifted the Argentine outfit five places to sixth in the combined standings of the southern hemisphere club championship and to third in the S...
20:56, 04/29/2019

US$84 billion? Uber is set to hit the road in this year's biggest IPO Ride-hailing company entered the final stretch of the ultimate capital-raising exercise on Friday, when it disclosed details of an initial public off...
18:42, 04/29/2019

Argentines brace for 2 days of strikes affecting transport, services Wednesday will be a particular headache for commuters and passengers with widespread delays and cancellations expected across public and private tran...
10:28, 04/29/2019

Máximo Kirchner takes aim at Peronist opponents for supporting austery, vulture fund deal Lawmaker Máximo Kirchner on Saturday commemorated his father Néstor's rise to power 16 years ago at a highly charged political event in the city of J...
10:28, 04/29/2019

Senior UN official strongly condemns Southern California synagogue attack The top official for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has strongly condemned the attack Saturday on a synagogue in Southern Calif...
21:56, 04/28/2019

A comedian who played a president on TV just became Ukraine's president On April 21, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played a president in a popular Ukrainian TV series, defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Citigroup: 'Be brave' amid volatility and buy Argentine stocks To analysts at the financial firm, Argentina’s next government will likely support the country’s US$56-billion loan from the International Monetary F...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Chile announces formal withdrawal from UNASUR Chile to begin formal proceedings to withdraw from the crumbling UNASUR bloc, which has lost over half of its member nations to the pursuit of a new ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

'Political uncertainty' responsible for turbulence in markets, says Dujovne Dujovne attributes turbulence in the markets to political factors, with just six months to go before elections that could mark a change of government...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Fernández de Kirchner airs views on Macri, Iran MoU, Pope in new book Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces release of her new book. Senator for Buenos Aires Province – and likely presidential candid...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds Terrorist group assumes responsibility for the string of Easter bombings that killed over 320 people in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and luxury hote...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Ukraine's new leader Zelensky must turn his TV presidency into a real one Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, knows he needs help. He’s surrounded himself with reformist ex-ministers and other experts. But his campaign gave away little...
20:56, 04/28/2019

One million species risk extinction due to humans, says draft UN report "Half-a-million to a million species are projected to be threatened with extinction, many within decades," says new report, yet to be publicly releas...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Debt ghosts return to rattle Argentina's push for shale greatness Production is creeping up in Vaca Muerta. But fears the government is losing the battle to contain inflation and return to economic normalcy are push...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Government's price-cap scheme faces delays, with some products unavailable The Macri government's decision to implement the price-cap scheme drew criticism last week, as the 2019 electoral season heats up and the government ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Evo Morales hails 'progress' in natural gas deal with Argentina Amid dwindling income from its two biggest trading partners Brazil and Argentina, Bolivia is seeking to use an onshore liquefaction terminal in Argen...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Brazil appeals court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence The ruling, broadcast live on the court's YouTube channel, reduces sentence to almost nine years and could mean Lula is eligible for "semi-open" pris...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Vidal introduces economic relief measures in Buenos Aires Province Governor follows in footsteps of national administration, announcing raft of measures to "relieve the pockets" of those living in Buenos Aires Provin...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Leonardo Fariña denies ex-lawyer's claim AFI spy agency influenced his testimony Leonardo Fariña tells the Fourth Oral Tribunal (TOF 4) that his former lawyer made the allegations in a covert attempt to favour Lázaro Báez, the jai...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Leandro Báez testifies, provides rare insight into father Lázaro Báez's dealings with Kirchners Lázaro Báez's youngest son testifies in money laundering case, taking aim at his father and giving details about his relationship with the Kirchners....
20:56, 04/28/2019

Boris Johnson's speaking fee tops six digits as war chest swells Ex-foreign secretary, touted as one of the favorites to succeed UK PM Theresa May when she steps down, is well ahead of potential leadership rivals i...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Odebrecht boss details alleged 'money routes' to Peru politicians Jorge Barata, Odebrecht's former chief in Peru, gives details of "money routes" to Peruvian prosecutors who questioned him in the southern Brazilian ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Cuadernos probe: Bonadio expands charges against Fernández de Kirchner Federal judge again calls for Unidad Ciudadana leader – who is likely to face President Mauricio Macri in October's presidential election – to be rem...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Pampa Energía said to be mulling sale of stake in Edenor Energy firm hires JPMorgan as it considers selling its majority stake in Argentina’s largest electricity distributor, according to people with knowle...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Rodríguez Larreta defends Macri: 'In Argentina, we choose candidates, not Wall Street' President Mauricio Macri's successor as Mayor of Buenos Aires criticises business leaders and markets as exchange rate volatility rattles confidence....
20:56, 04/28/2019

'Macri is in trouble': Bolsonaro expresses fears over potential return of CFK Bolsonaro concerned by polls indicating Cristina Fernández de Kirchner could win October's election. "We do not want another Venezuela here in South ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

French firm Suez settles one of two disputes with Argentina for €220 million French water and waste management company receives compensation from the government, settling one of its legal disputes with country dating back to N...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Santa Fe province heads to polls for primaries vote as electoral season heats up The performance in the upcoming June provincial vote of the ruling Progressive Front, aligned nationally with so-called "third option" candidates, co...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Angry relatives of ARA San Juan crew-members demand answers Pressure mounts on government, as family members who believe submarine's poor state of repair was responsible for its demise, demand answers from Pre...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Protest overshadow inauguration as Buenos Aires Book Fair kicks off 45th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair began Thursday, with opening speeches from Culture Secretary Pablo Avelluto and international fe...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Crisis talk Part of the damage appears to be self-inflicted. Trying to save the ruling Cambiemos (Let’s Change) coalition before the election, Macri budged to hi...
20:56, 04/28/2019

No, Vidal cannot cast a magic spell for Macri Argentina’s political system is never very civilised, but the grotesque becomes more visible when the country’s economy begins to spiral down into cr...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Deep waters run still One of only five districts aligned with President Macri, Corrientes has swum against the tide much longer than others like, say, Jujuy – the birthpla...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty Academics, research groups and consulting firms agree there has been a rise in the number of people leaving the country, especially among young, educ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Corruption as a constant form of destruction We are accustomed to hearing of misdeeds and not a lot about repairs or any kind of substantial progress. Just look any way, anywhere, and the eviden...
20:56, 04/28/2019

‘Segurola and Habana,’ Maradona and Toresani, feud and friendship Ex-Colón, Boca Juniors, River Plate and Independiente star Julio César Toresani was found dead this week in his hometown of Santa Fe. He was just 51 ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Politics, paradoxes and self-fulfilling prophesies We have the supreme paradox of a market-friendly government being torpedoed by the markets with international financial dailies muttering about the “...
20:56, 04/28/2019

Argentina’s beloved book industry hopes to weather crisis As the hugely popular Buenos Aires Book Fair opens its doors to the public once again, the chills of the economic downturn are being felt across the ...
20:56, 04/28/2019

In Polarized Venezuela, Red Cross Grapples With Aid Distribution The first airlift of a large-scale relief campaign landed. Now relief workers must deliver aid in a divided, violent country where basic infrastructu...
19:56, 04/28/2019

New U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Aim to Choke Off Government’s Finances The Trump administration cut off the central bank’s access to United States currency and limited its ability to conduct international financial trans...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Lens: A Photographer Confronts His Family’s Tragic Past in Colombia’s War Colombia’s bloody conflict left Andres Cardona an orphan. After years of covering how political violence devastated others, he now looks at how it ch...
19:56, 04/28/2019

3 Mountain Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Canada The three climbers — Jess Roskelley, an American, and David Lama and Hansjörg Auer, both Austrian — were in Banff National Park in the western provin...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Canada Letter: Jason Kenney and the New Alliance on Canada’s Right Alberta’s incoming premier has already allied himself with four other Conservative provincial leaders against carbon taxes and Prime Minister Justin ...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Sri Lankans Accuse Him of Wartime Atrocities. California May Decide. Gotabaya Rajapaksa oversaw the final stages of a civil war that ended in 2009. He could be liable for civil damages if American judges find him guilt...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them. A relentless series of migrant caravans in recent months has taxed local resources and the patience of residents who are turning their ire on the pre...
19:56, 04/28/2019

In Paraguay, Fighting Graft With Eggs and Toilet Paper Paraguayans fed up with corruption discovered that public shame was more effective than state institutions at holding crooked politicians accountable...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Times Insider: In a Secret Bunker in the Andes, a Wall That Was Really a Window Before a video interview with an Ecuadorean intelligence chief, I thought I was adjusting a dimmer switch. What I inadvertently revealed broke our st...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Canada Letter: Are Middle-Class Canadians Still the World’s Richest? Five years ago, an analysis by The Times found that middle-class Canadians had surpassed their American counterparts. But class is as much a state of...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Brazil’s Judiciary, Once Symbol of Anti-Corruption Drive, Now Faces Scrutiny Decisions by top justices have begun to turn the population against them after years in which the judiciary had grown in the population’s esteem as t...
19:56, 04/28/2019

UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala rebuts government’s reasons for expulsion order In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Iván Velásquez, the senior UN official in charge of the International Commission Agai...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urgin...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has be...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio...
19:14, 04/28/2019

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but d...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Guterres says UN stands ready to support Brazil’s search and rescue effort in wake of tragic dam collapse Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday that the United Nations stands ready to support the Brazilian authorities in the search and emerg...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejec...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapport...
19:14, 04/28/2019

UN ready to rise above political fray and help Venezuelans based ‘on need, and need alone’ The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the United Nations remains committed to providing humanitarian support, based on ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded t...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in acco...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulti...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions p...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all n...
19:14, 04/28/2019

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the w...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse – UN urges greater protection Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services ...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Mexico cannot move forward ‘without addressing the shadows of the past’, says UN rights chief Concluding “five intense, interesting and rewarding working days” in Mexico, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the cou...
19:14, 04/28/2019

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Governm...
19:14, 04/28/2019

NYT: Pilots in Boeing simulation had 40 seconds to avert disaster Flight simulations recreating the problems suspected to be responsible for the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane last year gave pilots under 40 secon...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Red Cross to begin aid to Venezuela by mid-April The president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, has claimed victory after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent ...
18:56, 04/28/2019

SNC-Lavalin affair: Canada's Trudeau expels lawmakers Canada's prime minister has expelled two lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Party, saying "trust has been broken" after one accused the government of ...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Scientists have found a 'fossil graveyard' linked to the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs An international team of scientists has discovered a fossil graveyard containing what it describes as "extraordinary evidence" that an asteroid that ...
18:56, 04/28/2019

US skyscrapers kill 600 million -- yes, million -- birds every year Around 600 million birds die every year in the United States after striking tall buildings -- with Chicago, Houston and Dallas being especially deadl...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Missing New York couple's bodies may have been found days ago, officials say Dominican Republic authorities believe two unidentified bodies are those of a missing New York couple, according to National Police Col. Frank Felix ...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Oil workers reveal a Venezuelan region crumbling despite its resources Venezuela oil workers say that the money intended to maintain PDVSA's equipment ended up elsewhere. They point to the thick layer of polluting oil sl...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And US and other regional officials say it's Venez...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday mornin...
18:56, 04/28/2019

North Face climbers likely killed in Banff National Park avalanche Three professional mountain climbers are missing and are presumed dead after an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park, according to park official...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Guatemalan presidential candidate allegedly plotted to kill rival As Guatemala prepares for elections on June 16, the race has been dogged by controversy, including the arrest of now-former presidential candidate Ma...
18:56, 04/28/2019

Ottawa and Montreal brace for rain and more flooding Canadians already deluged by floodwaters in recent days braced for more rain over the weekend as federal and local authorities marshaled resources to...
18:56, 04/28/2019

An American tourist is accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla. He says it was self-defense A vacationing Connecticut man is accused of killing a worker at a resort on the eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla, according to local authorities....
18:56, 04/28/2019

Mexican state of Veracruz plagued by bloody shadow of violence In just the first few months of 2019, the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz has been plagued by bloodshed -- on the streets, in drive-by shootings an...
18:56, 04/28/2019