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# latin-america - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Colombia reaches one million confirmed coronavirus cases
# Latin America
# Latin America

Colombia reaches one million confirmed coronavirus cases

Oct 25th 2020, 8:20 AM 15,407 Views 34 Comments

It comes after Argentina hit the same milestone on Monday.

# latin-america - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean have now surpassed Europe for Covid-19 deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Latin America and the Caribbean have now surpassed Europe for Covid-19 deaths

Aug 8th 2020, 9:39 AM 28,633 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, in India, the number of cases have doubled in three weeks.

# latin-america - Monday 11 November, 2019

Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests
# Resignation
# Resignation

Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests

Updated Nov 11th 2019, 8:29 PM 13,950 Views 25 Comments

It follows weeks of protests against the re-election of the 60-year-old.

# latin-america - Monday 8 April, 2019

'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill
# RIP
# RIP

'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill

Apr 8th 2019, 5:19 PM 15,954 Views 6 Comments

Through the years, O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America.

# latin-america - Monday 23 April, 2018

Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua
# Violence
# Violence

Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua

Apr 23rd 2018, 10:31 AM 4,986 Views 14 Comments

The protests are the worst experienced in the 11 years President Daniel Ortega has led the country.

# latin-america - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year
# Higher And Higher
# Higher And Higher

'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year

Jul 15th 2017, 12:45 PM 13,576 Views 31 Comments

Over 145,000 hectares of coca were cultivated last year.

# latin-america - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe

Jul 13th 2017, 8:13 AM 9,681 Views 23 Comments

The current president has also been charged with taking bribes and several of his ministers have resigned after corruption claims were made.

# latin-america - Friday 31 March, 2017

When a coup is not a coup: Venezuela is edging closer to a full-on democratic catastrophe
# Coup D'etat
# Coup D'etat

When a coup is not a coup: Venezuela is edging closer to a full-on democratic catastrophe

Mar 31st 2017, 4:18 PM 12,985 Views 33 Comments

A number of Latin American countries have hit out at the move.

# latin-america - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Protests across Latin America after Argentinian teenager raped and impaled on a spike
# Latin America
# Latin America

Protests across Latin America after Argentinian teenager raped and impaled on a spike

Oct 19th 2016, 9:19 PM 45,135 Views 108 Comments

Thousands of women across South America took part in the demonstration.

# latin-america - Saturday 16 January, 2016

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president
# None Of The Above
# None Of The Above

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president

Jan 16th 2016, 11:15 AM 16,937 Views 12 Comments

So meta.

# latin-america - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion
# Latin America
# Latin America

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 24,535 Views 84 Comments

A new report from Amnesty International looks at the treatment of those advocating for safe abortions and sexual health across Latin America.

# latin-america - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

"Protection of life surpasses religion and politics. We cannot allow this country to promote death."
# Abortion
# Abortion

"Protection of life surpasses religion and politics. We cannot allow this country to promote death."

Nov 25th 2015, 7:44 PM 11,059 Views 119 Comments

Peru has rejected legalised abortions for victims of rape.

# latin-america - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Inflation is so bad in Argentina people have stopped worrying about it
# Don't Cry For Me
# Don't Cry For Me

Inflation is so bad in Argentina people have stopped worrying about it

Oct 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 28,730 Views 74 Comments

Price have risen by 20% yearly for the past 8 years.

# latin-america - Monday 27 October, 2014

This former left-wing guerilla has just been re-elected as Brazil's president
# Staying Power
# Staying Power

This former left-wing guerilla has just been re-elected as Brazil's president

Oct 27th 2014, 7:20 AM 11,054 Views 18 Comments

Dilma Rousseff saw off the challenge of Aecio Neves in the presidential run-off.

# latin-america - Monday 6 October, 2014

Brazil's president sees off ex-maid and 'smooth operator' to win first-round vote
# Latin America
# Latin America

Brazil's president sees off ex-maid and 'smooth operator' to win first-round vote

Oct 6th 2014, 10:59 AM 5,058 Views 0 Comments

Dilma Rousseff won the first-round election last night and now faces a run-off against her centre-right opponent.

# latin-america - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
# A History Of Violence
# A History Of Violence

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Sep 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 7,678 Views 32 Comments

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# latin-america - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil
# World Cup
# World Cup

Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil

Jun 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 37 Views 23 Comments

The real competition in Brazil is for ownership of the land and control of natural resources.

# latin-america - Thursday 12 June, 2014

A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires...
# IMPAC Award
# IMPAC Award

A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires...

Jun 12th 2014, 5:40 PM 8,028 Views 2 Comments

Juan Gabriel Vásquez grew up in a Bogotá rife with violence, and a drugs trade beginning to take off. His experiences inspired his IMPAC-winning novel.

# latin-america - Monday 21 October, 2013

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues
# Aló Presidente
# Aló Presidente

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues

Oct 21st 2013, 8:35 AM 4,240 Views 75 Comments

The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.

# latin-america - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden

Jul 6th 2013, 4:32 PM 5,635 Views 59 Comments

Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.

# latin-america - Sunday 2 June, 2013

C-section approved for seriously ill pregnant woman denied abortion in El Salvador
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

C-section approved for seriously ill pregnant woman denied abortion in El Salvador

Jun 2nd 2013, 5:15 PM 14,595 Views 60 Comments

A 22-year-old critically ill pregnant woman, whose foetus has been given no chance of surviving, has been denied an abortion after judges rejected her lawyers’ appeal that the pregnancy was life-threatening.

# latin-america - Saturday 11 May, 2013

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide

May 11th 2013, 12:02 PM 6,112 Views 34 Comments

Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes in a ruling arising from massacres of indigenous people in the 1980s.

# latin-america - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

Mar 31st 2013, 2:35 PM 4,788 Views 52 Comments

In his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for Syria, the Korean peninsula and issued an appeal for hostages held by militants in Nigeria.

# latin-america - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning

Mar 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 199 Views 70 Comments

We’ve lost a colourful world leader who genuinely seemed to have the best interests of his people at heart. But the facts don’t lie – Chávez’s economic legacy is a warning against statist socialism, writes Aaron McKenna.

# latin-america - Friday 8 March, 2013

Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao'

Mar 8th 2013, 8:19 AM 5,450 Views 22 Comments

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in later today and said that Chavez will be kept in a glass casket “for eternity”.

# latin-america - Monday 18 February, 2013

Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped

Feb 18th 2013, 8:24 AM 42,864 Views 7 Comments

“Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history,” leftist leader Rafael Correa declared as he secured a third term in office.

# latin-america - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico
# Mexico
# Mexico

Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico

Jan 31st 2013, 9:52 PM 12,383 Views 30 Comments

The skulls were found away from any pyramid or temple complex, and date to an era where no major civilisation flourished.

# latin-america - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Photo essay: El Salvadorians taking action against environmental threat
# Environment
# Environment

Photo essay: El Salvadorians taking action against environmental threat

Dec 16th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,723 Views 5 Comments

Dr Oliver Moore travelled to the Latin American country with Trócaire to see local communities becoming empowered to fight for a clean environment, and for sustainable development.

# latin-america - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law

Nov 14th 2012, 8:26 PM 3,668 Views 15 Comments

The Latin American country is considering a new law to give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.

# latin-america - Monday 12 November, 2012

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?
# Exports
# Exports

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?

Nov 12th 2012, 7:05 AM 3,401 Views 5 Comments

A. We should look to Middle East and Latin America, according to new trade forecast.

# latin-america - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Argentina lowers its voting age to 16
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentina lowers its voting age to 16

Nov 1st 2012, 11:08 AM 3,662 Views 17 Comments

The move will likely strengthen President Cristina Kirchner’s hopes of retaining control of the legislature and potentially change the constitution to allow her to run for a third term.

# latin-america - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey
# Green Jersey Approach
# Green Jersey Approach

Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey

Oct 9th 2012, 9:05 AM 5,276 Views 20 Comments

Michael D Higgins arrived in Sao Paulo yesterday and headed straight for a meeting with the popular former president.

# latin-america - Friday 5 October, 2012

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile

Oct 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,259 Views 11 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has a busy schedule on the day two of his South American trip.

# latin-america - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile

Oct 4th 2012, 7:14 PM 7,157 Views 30 Comments

The President met with his Chilean counterpart on a busy day of public engagements.

# latin-america - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested
# Colombia
# Colombia

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

Sep 19th 2012, 1:47 PM 4,752 Views 14 Comments

Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.

# latin-america - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October
# Latin Trip
# Latin Trip

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October

Sep 4th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,524 Views 92 Comments

The President is expected to make an official visit to Chile, Brazil and Argentina next month.

# latin-america - Monday 27 August, 2012

Ecuador's president says Assange allegations 'not crimes' in most places
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

Ecuador's president says Assange allegations 'not crimes' in most places

Aug 27th 2012, 10:06 AM 3,426 Views 26 Comments

Correa said the alleged actions against the WikiLeaks founder were ‘not crimes in 90 to 95 per cent of the world’ but they had played no part in Quito’s decision to grant Assange asylum.

# latin-america - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years
# FARC
# FARC

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years

Apr 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 1,920 Views 5 Comments

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos praised the release of captives, but called the move “insufficient” to merit a peace dialogue.

# latin-america - Friday 2 March, 2012

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:07 PM 1,945 Views 19 Comments

The Venezuelan leader has undergone surgery for another potentially cancerous tumour.

# latin-america - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse

Jan 26th 2012, 10:07 PM 2,010 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been confirmed dead and 16 remain missing following the collapse of three high-rise buildings in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

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