Latin America Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:52:00 GMTNew president takes office in Paraguay pledging to combat poverty and corruption
Mario Abdo Benitez, "Marito", took over as Paraguay's new president on Wednesday, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished. Abdo Benitez, 46, promised to combat pov...Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:38:00 GMTMexican incoming president pledges drastic cuts in privileges and personal security
Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor in favor of a security detail of 20 unarmed men and women, including lawyers, doctors and engi...Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:51:00 GMTBrazil and Argentina markets hit by domestic and overseas uncertainties
Major Latin American currencies fell against the dollar on Thursday as global trade tensions strengthened the greenback and political uncertainty in Brazil and Argentina. Latin America's largest economy heads into a presidentia...Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:36:00 GMTAnother record year of murders in Brazil: 63.880 in 2017
Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with homicides rising 3.7% from 2016 to 63,880 according to a study released on Thursday, just months before a presidential election in which violence has become a key issue.Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:14:00 GMTJustice denies request to close a northern state border with Venezuela
A judge on the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil denied a request by the regional government of Roraima to close the nation’s border with Venezuela. Roraima is Brazil’s northernmost state and its authorities claimed the persi...