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# south-america - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war
# Colombia
# Colombia

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:30 PM 490 Views 19 Comments

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# south-america - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Peru pair face sentences of six years and 8 months
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
# Michaella McCollum Connolly

Peru pair face sentences of six years and 8 months

Sep 25th 2013, 8:05 AM 14,569 Views 99 Comments

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid entered guilty pleas at a court hearing last night.

# south-america - Friday 6 September, 2013

18 things you know if you've been travelling
# Life Lessons
From The Daily Edge
# Life Lessons

18 things you know if you've been travelling

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 PM 30,213 Views 64 Comments

The bottom bunk is always best, people.

# south-america - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Irish-born priest detained in Chile as part of child abuse investigation
# John O'reilly
# John O'reilly

Irish-born priest detained in Chile as part of child abuse investigation

Sep 4th 2013, 9:28 PM 9,731 Views 0 Comments

Father John O’Reilly, a senior figure with the Legion of Christ, has been relieved of priestly duties while authorities investigate the “credibility of allegations”.

# south-america - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Ecuadorian footballer tries to bite opponent's nose
# Snappy
From The42
# Snappy

Ecuadorian footballer tries to bite opponent's nose

Aug 13th 2013, 12:52 PM 1,588 Views 4 Comments

Yep, that’s a red.

# south-america - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre
# Sao Paulo
# Sao Paulo

Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre

Aug 3rd 2013, 1:20 PM 9,020 Views 22 Comments

111 prisoners died as police used deadly force to halt a riot in Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison. 25 officers were sentenced today.

# south-america - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police

Jul 24th 2013, 9:18 AM 8,597 Views 16 Comments

Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.

# south-america - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Pope refuses to use his armoured Popemobile in Brazil
# First Visit
# First Visit

Pope refuses to use his armoured Popemobile in Brazil

Jul 23rd 2013, 8:23 AM 9,111 Views 62 Comments

The pontiff wanted to “pass through its great heart”.

# south-america - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 8,733 Views 46 Comments

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.

# south-america - Friday 10 May, 2013

Want to see an absolute wonder goal from the halfway line?
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Want to see an absolute wonder goal from the halfway line?

May 10th 2013, 8:17 PM 4,243 Views 5 Comments

You won’t see a more audacious strike than this one for a long time.

# south-america - Monday 15 April, 2013

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Venezuela confirms Nicolas Maduro as president

Apr 15th 2013, 11:41 PM 3,478 Views 13 Comments

It’s finally official after demands for recount: The acting president will succeed the late Hugo Chavez, beating his opponent by just over 1 per cent.

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
# Election
# Election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede

Apr 15th 2013, 7:46 AM 4,718 Views 63 Comments

Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.

# south-america - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Americans are consuming more guinea pig than ever before
# Delicacy
# Delicacy

Americans are consuming more guinea pig than ever before

Apr 7th 2013, 6:30 PM 17,045 Views 41 Comments

Peruvian importers say the demand has never been higher – possibly from the ex-pat South American community in the USA.

# south-america - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Irish teenager charged with threatening Guyana leader
# South America
# South America

Irish teenager charged with threatening Guyana leader

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:02 PM 15,156 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old’s lawyer said he had been drinking alcohol when he told bodyguards he would shoot and kill the president.

# south-america - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Plan to put Chavez's body on display 'may be impossible'

Mar 14th 2013, 10:54 AM 5,337 Views 8 Comments

The acting president of Venezuela said preparatory steps to put Hugo Chavez’s body on display should have been taken much earlier.

# south-america - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,115 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

# south-america - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Colombian farmers learn how to remove landmines
# Colombia
# Colombia

Colombian farmers learn how to remove landmines

Feb 17th 2013, 8:30 AM 10,265 Views 7 Comments

The country has the world’s second highest number of landmine victims after Afghanistan.

# south-america - Friday 4 January, 2013

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'
# Chavez
# Chavez

Chavez suffering from 'respiratory insufficiency'

Jan 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,573 Views 26 Comments

Hugo Chavez’s top aides say the opposition and the media have used the Venezuelan president’s poor health to wage a “psychological war” to destabilise the country.

# south-america - Monday 24 December, 2012

South America: volcano alert raised in Chile, Argentina
# South America
# South America

South America: volcano alert raised in Chile, Argentina

Dec 24th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,113 Views 6 Comments

A top-level red alert has been issued for Chile’s Copahue volcano, which is located at the country’s Andean border with Argentina.

# south-america - Saturday 15 December, 2012

UN court orders release of Argentine ship in Ghana
# Seized
# Seized

UN court orders release of Argentine ship in Ghana

Dec 15th 2012, 4:11 PM 5,365 Views 9 Comments

The ARA Libertad training ship was seized in October in the port of Tema as collateral for unpaid bonds dating from Argentina’s economic crisis a decade ago.

# south-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 3,669 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.

# south-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.

# south-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 5,278 Views 20 Comments

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

# south-america - Sunday 7 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Day four of Michael D's visit to Chile
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

PHOTOS: Day four of Michael D's visit to Chile

Oct 7th 2012, 1:31 PM 6,884 Views 16 Comments

El Presidente visited the grave of former Chilean leader Salvador Allende as part of his two-week trip today.

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez

Oct 7th 2012, 12:05 PM 3,257 Views 31 Comments

Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.

# south-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 2,261 Views 11 Comments

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

# south-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 7,163 Views 30 Comments

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

Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip

Oct 4th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,876 Views 14 Comments

After arriving in Chile yesterday morning, President Higgins kicks off his two weeks trip to South American with a day of public engagements in Santiago.

# south-america - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

¡Hola! President Higgins begins official visit to South America today

Oct 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,697 Views 35 Comments

The President will meet with the presidents of Chile, Brazil and Argentina during the two-week visit.

# south-america - Friday 28 September, 2012

Surplus: No room for Tevez in Argentina squad
# Spoilt For Choice
From The42
# Spoilt For Choice

Surplus: No room for Tevez in Argentina squad

Sep 28th 2012, 2:19 PM 782 Views 0 Comments

With only home-based players to be added to his 18 strong squad, Alejandro Sabella has no use for Carlos Tevez in next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

# south-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.

# south-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 5,526 Views 92 Comments

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

# south-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 3,427 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.

¿Lo entiendes? Michael D enrols in Spanish language course
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

¿Lo entiendes? Michael D enrols in Spanish language course

Aug 27th 2012, 9:07 AM 5,049 Views 20 Comments

The Irish President has spent the past three weeks learning Spanish with his wife Sabina.

# south-america - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange

Aug 16th 2012, 8:28 AM 4,072 Views 37 Comments

The Wikileaks founder continues in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

# south-america - Monday 13 August, 2012

Mexico: Mayor-elect shot dead
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico: Mayor-elect shot dead

Aug 13th 2012, 5:12 PM 6,327 Views 22 Comments

Edgar Morales Perez was elected as mayor-elect of the city of Matehuala on 1 July.

# south-america - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks Ecuador asylum
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks Ecuador asylum

Jun 20th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,270 Views 69 Comments

Julian Assange yesterday walked into Ecuador’s embassy in London and applied for political asylum in a sensational bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

# south-america - Friday 20 April, 2012

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of capybaras from around the world
# Capybara Friday
From The Daily Edge
# Capybara Friday

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of capybaras from around the world

Apr 20th 2012, 2:51 PM 3,984 Views 10 Comments

What do you mean you’ve never heard of them?

# south-america - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Family of Michael Dwyer pressures EU to find answers over killing
# Bolivia
# Bolivia

Family of Michael Dwyer pressures EU to find answers over killing

Apr 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,970 Views 5 Comments

The family of an Irish man killed by Bolivian state police in 2009 is travelling to the European Parliament today, seeking to secure information about his death.

# south-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 1,921 Views 5 Comments

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