South America

South America

In the favelas and peripheries of Brazil, arbitrary arrests—lacking proof and motivated by race

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In the favelas and peripheries of Brazil, arbitrary arrests—lacking proof and motivated by race, community territory and social class—happen every day.

A case...

For more than a century, Venezuela and Guyana have been arguing about where their border should be — or at least Venezuela has.

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For more than a century, Venezuela and Guyana have been arguing about where their border should be — or at least Venezuela has.

Last week, that long-running...

Blacks accounted for 77% of homicide victims in Brazil, at a rate of 29.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, Blacks accounted for 77% of homicide victims in Brazil, at a rate of 29.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Among non-Blacks, the rate...

Bank robbers armed with explosives and high-powered rifles have plunged a Brazilian city into terror early Monday

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Bank robbers armed with explosives and high-powered rifles have plunged a Brazilian city into terror early Monday, taking civilians hostage and even putting some on their...

Bolsonaro is hardly the first Brazilian leader to put extraction of the Amazon’s resource wealth ahead of either the region’s in

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The UN-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a new report, based on the latest scientific findings, that once again warns that we are...

Argentina’s president has sparked a diplomatic incident and been heavily criticised for claiming that Brazilians “came from the

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Argentina’s president has sparked a diplomatic incident and been heavily criticised for claiming that Brazilians “came from the jungle.”

Alberto Fernandez made...

The Guardian's report

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Argentina has long taken pride in its European heritage. The mass migration of 7 million Europeans, mostly Spanish and Italian, between 1850 and 1950, created a...

CARICOM Congratulates Guyana On Its 55th Independence Anniversary

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s Fifty-fifth Anniversary of Independence.

CARICOM...

Brazil’s former leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Brazil can be rescued after being turned into a Covid-stricken global outcast by its “psychopath” president Jair Bolsonaro, the politician best placed to defeat him...

Anti-government, anti-police repression protests have rocked the South American nation of Columbia for the past two weeks.

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Anti-government, anti-police repression protests have rocked the South American nation of Columbia for the past two weeks.

With tears in her eyes my South...

Shakira has come out in support of Colombian protestors, who are telling stories of disappearances, unlawful imprisonment, sexua

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Shakira has come out in support of Colombian protestors, who are telling stories of disappearances, unlawful imprisonment, sexual assault, and death at the hands of Colombian...

state killings of Colombian protestors and the hundreds more injured in recent demonstrations against anti-working class reforms

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement on the state killings of Colombian protestors and the hundreds more injured in recent demonstrations against...

the Colombian government has lashed out with a military styled repression against the millions of protestors

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After a mass strike and mass mobilizations that began on April 28th due to a proposed tax reform, the Colombian government has lashed out with a military styled repression...

The racial disparities that Black Brazilians face because of institutional racism is being more fully exposed by the COVID-19 cr

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The racial disparities that Black Brazilians face because of institutional racism is being more fully exposed by the COVID-19 crisis, as is the case in America among African-...

Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time Tuesday,

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Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time Tuesday, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold.

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