Latin America News

  • Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.

    Associated Press
  • Three suspects arrested in Chile subway bombing

    Santiago (AFP) - Two men and a woman were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a recent bombing in a subway station in the Chilean capital, police said.

    AFP
  • Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit

    By Karolin Schaps and Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs. Three-and-a-half years after Japan's reactor…

    Reuters
  • Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

    Beirut (AFP) - From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight "terrorism". What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

    AFP
  • Brazil removed from UN World Hunger Map

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government Tuesday hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.

    Associated Press
  • Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report

    By Chris Arsenault LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows. Globally, an estimated 209 million…

    Reuters
  • US silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declined to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

    Associated Press
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  • Cuba's Ebola aid latest example of 'medical diplomacy'

    Havana (AFP) - Cuba's pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country's decades-old tradition of "medical diplomacy."

    AFP
  • Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

    Associated Press
  • After tax reform triumph, Chile's president faces rockier road

    By Rosalba O'Brien and Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has chalked up her first political victory since returning to power as Congress approved a key tax reform, but she faces an uphill struggle to make good on other promises. On Wednesday evening,…

    Reuters
  • Chile seeks foreign help in subway bombing case

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile sought help from foreign security agencies in identifying those responsible for an explosion that injured 14 people at a subway station in the capital, while bomb scares and small blasts kept the country on edge Wednesday.

    Associated Press
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  • Colombian war victims urge ceasefire during peace talks

    By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombian war victims demanded a bilateral ceasefire to halt Latin America's longest running conflict on Wednesday in a direct challenge to President Juan Manuel Santos, who has resisted rebel calls for a ceasefire during peace talks. Victims from all sides in…

    Reuters
  • Argentina plans Latin America's tallest building

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina says it will build the tallest building in Latin America.

    Associated Press
  • Officials: Coca plant discovery a 1st for Mexico

    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — The seizure of 1,639 coca plants in southern Mexico marks the first known instance of the raw ingredient for cocaine being cultivated in the country, Mexican and U.N. officials said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Chile government to beef up security following bomb attack

    Chile's government said it would tighten security to avoid an escalation in violence and use the "full weight of the law" against those responsible for a bomb attack that wounded 14 on Monday. "We won't allow a small group of terrorists and cowards to affect the lives of the vast majority of men…

    Reuters
  • Chile blames terrorists after bomb blast hurts 14

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A blast ripped through a fast-food restaurant next to a busy subway station in Chile's capital on Monday, injuring at least 14 people in the most damaging of nearly 30 bombings or attempted bombings in Santiago this year.

    Associated Press
  • As Colombia pursues peace, paramilitary killers walk free from jail

    When Carlos Mario Ospina joined a rightwing paramilitary group in 1997, Colombia's militias were just beginning to extend their writ in his province. Mr. Ospina, known as "Tomate," rose quickly through the ranks, and by 2004, he led paramilitary activity in Putumayo Province, in southwestern…

    Christian Science Monitor