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#Latin America

From TheJournal.ie Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests Resignation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill RIP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua Violence

Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year Higher And Higher

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe Corruption

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

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

From TheJournal.ie When a coup is not a coup: Venezuela is edging closer to a full-on democratic catastrophe Coup D'etat

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Protests across Latin America after Argentinian teenager raped and impaled on a spike Latin America

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president None Of The Above
From TheJournal.ie Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion Latin America

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

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

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

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

Peru has rejected legalised abortions for victims of rape.

From TheJournal.ie Inflation is so bad in Argentina people have stopped worrying about it Don't Cry For Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This former left-wing guerilla has just been re-elected as Brazil's president Staying Power

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's president sees off ex-maid and 'smooth operator' to win first-round vote Latin America

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted A History Of Violence

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil World Cup

Opinion: The ugly cost of the beautiful game in Brazil

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

From TheJournal.ie A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires... IMPAC Award

A childhood in dangerous Colombia inspires...

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.

From TheJournal.ie Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues Aló Presidente

Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden SNOWDEN

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden

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.

From TheJournal.ie C-section approved for seriously ill pregnant woman denied abortion in El Salvador Pregnancy

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide Guatemala

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter Pope Francis

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Chávez was a charismatic leader - but his economic legacy should be a warning Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hugo Chavez will be embalmed 'like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao' Venezuela

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped Ecuador

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico Mexico

Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico

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

From TheJournal.ie Photo essay: El Salvadorians taking action against environmental threat Environment

Photo essay: El Salvadorians taking action against environmental threat

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.

From TheJournal.ie Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law Gay Marriage

Uruguay congress considers same-sex marriage law

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

From TheJournal.ie Q. Where should Ireland look to trade? Exports

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?

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

From TheJournal.ie Argentina lowers its voting age to 16 Argentina

Argentina lowers its voting age to 16

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Higgins meets former Brazilian president, gives him Ireland jersey Green Jersey Approach This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile El Presidente

President to meet political leaders and Irish community in Chile

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

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile El Presidente This post contains images

Pictures: Day one of Michael D Higgins in Chile

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

From TheJournal.ie Colombia says last top drug lord arrested Colombia

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

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

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October Latin Trip

President Higgins to travel to Latin America in October

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

From TheJournal.ie Ecuador's president says Assange allegations 'not crimes' in most places Julian Assange

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years FARC

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years

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

From TheJournal.ie Chavez says he is 'recovering rapidly' after latest surgery in Cuba Hugo Chavez

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse Rio De Janeiro

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse

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

From TheJournal.ie Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil Brazil

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil

A contestant on Brazilian Big Brother is being questioned by police after concerns were raised that he raped a fellow contestant as she slept.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay' Capitalism

Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on a friendly trip around Latin America visiting leftist leaders who share his animosity towards the US.

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