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US space junk falls in South America
Sun, 01 May 2011 18:06:33 GMT
A piece of junk debris from a NASA space mission has dropped in South America, fueling already growing concerns over the safety and security of the space-services market.
Strong quake hits off Panama coast
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:30:14 GMT
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Panama, with no immediate warnings of a tsunami or information on injuries or damages.
Argentine unions mark Labor Day
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:29:31 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of Argentinians have spilled out into downtown Buenos Aires to mark the International Labor Day, as the political brawls and duels heat up in the country.
Argentine rights group marks anniv.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:08:35 GMT
Women seeking justice in Argentina have gathered in the capital Buenos Aires to mark the 34th anniversary of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization.
Latin American states eye Asian market
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:46:18 GMT
The presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru have met in the Peruvian capital, Lima, to sign an agreement aimed at forming a shared strategy to enter the lucrative Asian market.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:42:10 GMT
Brazil slams rights abuses by West
Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota has lambasted Western countries for their human rights practices, emphasizing that they have the worst record in human rights abuses.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:21:07 GMT
Argentines demand freedom of assembly
Students and journalists have staged a protest rally in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, to call for the freedom of assembly and greater press freedom.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:26:45 GMT
Humala leading Peru opinion polls
In Peru, leftist candidate Ollanta Humala is ahead of conservative candidate Keiko Fujimori in polls leading up to the presidential runoff election.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:49:21 GMT
Heavy rains kill dozens in South America
Heavy rains and floods have cut a wide swath of death and destruction through South America in the past few weeks.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:16:39 GMT
10 killed in Brazil landslides
Landslides and accidents caused by heavy rains have left at least 10 people dead in southern Brazil, emergency workers say.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:17:41 GMT
Haiti vote results questioned
The United States embassy in Haiti has called into question the final results of the elections after a number of candidates trailing behind won seats.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:24:59 GMT
Plane crash kills seven in Brazil
Seven people, including one child, have been reportedly killed after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in northwest Brazil.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:09:39 GMT
Former singer wins Haiti election
Popular singer-turned-politician Michel Martelly has officially been announced as Haiti's new president, with official results giving him over 67 per cent of the national vote.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:41:37 GMT
UN addresses Argentina housing crisis
The UN special rapporteur Rachel Rolnik who has paid a visit to Buenos Aires calls for the construction of more residential units in Argentina as well as regulating the housing market.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:04:23 GMT
Haitian election results due on Wed.
Haiti has postponed the announcement of the final results of the presidential election, which is expected to confirm Michel Martelly as the winner, to Wednesday.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:12:40 GMT
Bolivian workers' protest turns violent
Bolivian union workers have clashed with police on the ninth day of their protests against low pay and working conditions in the South American country.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:04:47 GMT
Uruguay ends amnesty on junta crimes
Uruguay's senate has narrowly voted to annul an amnesty for crimes against humanity committed during the military dictatorship in the country four decades ago.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:09:54 GMT
Argentine ex-junta leaders sued
German and Argentinean activists have filed a lawsuit against Argentina's former military rulers and have accused them of crimes against humanity.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:54:21 GMT
Expelled US envoy leaves Ecuador
The US ambassador to Ecuador has left the country a week after being declared "persona non grata" over a diplomatic cable posted on WikiLeaks in which she criticized the Ecuadorian president.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:00:50 GMT
Police pullout sets Argentine strikes
The order for a police pullout in Argentina has triggered more protests by the country's hospital workers, who feel the order threatens their workplace security.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:05:25 GMT
Peru exit polls hint at run-off election
Exit polls show that a leftist candidate has won the first round of the presidential election in Peru, failing to garner majority of votes to avoid a run-off.
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:59:35 GMT
Polls open in Peru's presidential election
Polls have opened in Peru's presidential election in which the daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori is facing a tight race against nationalist Ollanta Humala.
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 09:25:35 GMT
'Argentina junta abducted 500 children'
Around 30,000 people, including hundreds of children, were abducted in Argentina during a seven-year period beginning in 1976, when a military dictatorship took over power in the South American country.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:40:36 GMT
Brazil school shooting kills 13 children
A gunman has killed 13 people and wounded 22 others in an elementary school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, reports said.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:36:15 GMT
Costa Rica's move angers Nicaragua
The Border clash between Nicaragua and Costa Rica has flared up as the latter announced plans to bring foreign experts to visit the disputed border area.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 05:44:59 GMT
Ecuador expels US envoy on 'meddling'
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has accused the United States of infiltrating his country's armed and police forces after ordering the banishment of the US ambassador.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:36:42 GMT
'Martelly wins Haiti poll results'
Preliminary results from Haiti's presidential election suggest musician Michel Martelly has secured a landslide victory.
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:39:04 GMT
Argentines mark Falklands War anniv.
The 29th anniversary of the Falklands or Malvinas War was marked in Argentina, as the people gathered to remember the lives of those lost during the conflict.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 08:07:34 GMT
Ex-Argentine torture officials face jail
A federal court in Argentina has sentenced former officials to serve time behind bars for human rights violations committed some 35 years ago.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:51:47 GMT
Japan disaster affects Brazil industry
At least 36 Japanese subsidiaries located in the so-called Free Trade Zone of Manaus, Brazil, have been adversely impacted by Japan's mega quake and tsunami.
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:24:18 GMT
Argentina denounces bombings on Libya
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez has criticized the US-backed military operations in Libya against long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:28:21 GMT
Chileans protest Obama visit, N deal
Chileans have held demonstrations to protest the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama to the country following a recent nuclear deal between the two nations.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:03:33 GMT
Presidential runoff vote nears in Haiti
Haiti's 4.7 million voters prepare to go to presidential polls in a runoff election in which they will have to choose between a popular singer and a former first lady.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:23:37 GMT
Brazil cracks down on anti-US protesters
Brazilian police forces have attacked demonstrators who staged rallies in Rio de Janeiro in opposition to US President Barack Obama's visit to the country.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:28:06 GMT
Aristide gets rapturous welcome to Haiti
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned home, receiving a rapturous welcome after seven years in exile in South Africa.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:28:57 GMT
US against return of Haiti's ex-leader
Former Haitian president has said that he will return to his country, ending a US-forced seven-year exile and despite discouraging pressures by the American administration.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:40:31 GMT
Argentines protests housing conditions
Argentine community leaders and activists in Buenos Aires have taken to the streets of the capital city once again to voice their protest against poor housing conditions.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:50:39 GMT
Cholera to affect nearly 1 mn Haitians
A recent report says that near one million people in Haiti may contract cholera in 2011, a figure nearly twice the number estimated by the United Nations.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:43:44 GMT
Argentina's national grid under duress
Electricity demand in Argentina has hit record levels this month and placed its national grid under duress, following a seven-day heat wave hitting the Latin American nation.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:31:43 GMT
Chevron appeals $9.5bn fine
Chevron, the American oil giant, has appealed an Ecuadorian court ruling which ordered the company to pay a fine of USD 9.5 billion for polluting the Amazon rainforest.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:20:00 GMT
Cuba sentences US citizen to 15 years
The Cuban government has sentenced a US contractor to 15 years in prison for covertly distributing laptops and cellular phones on the island.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:32:56 GMT
US promotes risky herbicide in Argentina
The US Embassy in Argentina is reportedly promoting the use of glyphosate herbicide which can cause major birth defects.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:14:23 GMT
Brazil exhibits contemporary Islamic art
Brazil has held a contemporary Islamic art exhibition, featuring a wide variety of works with the aim of confronting a stereotyped image of Islam and its culture by Western societies.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:57:05 GMT
Argentina gun buy-back program popular
Argentina's gun buy-back program is to be extended and amended to maintain its popularity in preventing violent crime and controlling the underground gun market.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:50:10 GMT
More road deaths during Brazil Carnival
At least 189 people have lost their lives on national roads during Brazil's five-day Carnival with many others reported as injured.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:00:51 GMT
Brazil death toll at 95 during Carnival
During the first 48 hours of Brazil's annual five-day Carnival, 95 people have reportedly lost their lives on national highways, while many others have been injured.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 01:42:44 GMT
6.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Chile
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted northern Chile, forcing people to rush out of their homes and offices in panic, authorities say.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:02:16 GMT
Road accident in Brazil claims 25 lives
A lumber truck has collided with a bus near the southern town of Descanso in Brazil, killing at least 25 people and injuring 23 others.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:45:52 GMT
Manigat decries US over deportations
Haiti's former first lady and presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat has denounced the United States' decision to resume deportation of criminals to the Caribbean nation.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:50:11 GMT
Workers protest cuts in Argentina
An Argentinean trade-union federation has participated in a demonstration against government cuts, demanding better working conditions and incomes.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:37:44 GMT
Argentinean health workers on strike
Hospital workers in Argentina have gone on a 24-hour strike after the wage increase they had demanded was met less than half-way by the government.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:57:21 GMT
Landslides bury Bolivian neighborhoods
Evacuation efforts are underway in Bolivia following destructions caused by recent landslides, as entire neighborhoods have been buried in capital La Paz.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:58:20 GMT
Drug violence kills 5 in Brazil
Clashes between police and drug-gangs in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have left five criminals dead and one officer wounded while six were arrested.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:27:22 GMT
Ex-Argentine despots on kidnapping trial
Two former Argentinean dictators have gone on trial for kidnapping babies belonging to citizens that died or disappeared during the reign of the military government in the late 1970's.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:22:25 GMT
Bolivia landslide leaves 300 homeless
Over three hundred homes have been destroyed by a massive landslide caused by weeks of heavy rains in the Bolivian capital, La Paz.
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 09:10:52 GMT
Peru bus crash kills 19, injures 37
At least 19 people have been killed and 37 injured after a passenger bus in Peru drove off the Central Highway, plunging into a deep ravine.
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 01:24:49 GMT
Demo held over Sao Paulo bus fare hike
Thousands of Brazilian students have demonstrated again to protest against the rise in bus fares recently introduced in Sao Paulo.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:13:59 GMT
Eleven dead in Salvador bus crash
At least 11 people have been killed and 79 injured after three buses and a commercial truck crashed outside El Salvador's capital.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:03:11 GMT
Peru ends illegal gold mining
The Peruvian military has cleared-out illegal gold mining along the country's south-eastern Amazon region in a move aiming to protect the environment.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:45:03 GMT
Brazil arrests 'vigilante death squad'
Brazilian authorities have arrested 19 police officers on suspicion of belonging to a death squad believed to have murdered children and women.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:32:57 GMT
Argentina train collision claims 4 lives
In Argentina, at least four people have been killed and many more injured in a passenger train crash in the northwest suburb of the capital Buenos Aires.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:17:21 GMT
Study reviews insecurity in Argentina
A recent study says the high crime rate in Argentina is a result of social changes initiated after the ouster of Argentinean President Fernando de la Rua in 2001.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:14:37 GMT
Brazil floods claim around 1,000 lives
Massive floods have again hit the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, leaving around 1,000 dead and hundreds missing, isolating residents and disrupting road traffic, flights as well as train services.
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:37:45 GMT
Chevron fined for Amazon pollution
A court in Ecuador's Amazon has sentenced US oil giant Chevron to pay USD 8.6 billion in compensation for damaging the region's environment during the 1970's and 1980's.
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:14:52 GMT
Argentina to protest illicit US cargo
The Argentine government is moving to lodge an official protest to Washington following the seizure of undeclared weapons and drugs aboard a US military plane.
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