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President Macri’s coalition ‘ahead’ in crucial Argentina mid-term election

23 Oct

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macri’s coalition controlled less than one-third of the Senate before this election Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri’s coalition looks to be on course to make significant gains in the country’s congressional elections. Partial results show his centre-right alliance leading in the capital Buenos Aires, and in 15 out of 23 […]

Santiago Maldonado: Argentina activist’s body identified

22 Oct

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado went missing after an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia Forensic experts in Argentina have identified the body of a young activist, Santiago Maldonado, who had been missing since 1 August. He disappeared after a confrontation with police at an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia. His body was found […]

Santiago Maldonado: Argentina activist’s body identified

22 Oct

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado went missing after an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia Forensic experts in Argentina have identified the body of a young activist, Santiago Maldonado, who had been missing since 1 August. He disappeared after a confrontation with police at an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia. His body was found […]

Santiago Maldonado: Argentina activist’s body identified

22 Oct

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado went missing after an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia Forensic experts in Argentina have identified the body of a young activist, Santiago Maldonado, who had been missing since 1 August. He disappeared after a confrontation with police at an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia. His body was found […]

Santiago Maldonado: Argentina activist’s body identified

22 Oct

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado went missing after an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia Forensic experts in Argentina have identified the body of a young activist, Santiago Maldonado, who had been missing since 1 August. He disappeared after a confrontation with police at an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia. His body was found […]

Santiago Maldonado: Argentina activist’s body identified

21 Oct

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado went missing after an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia Forensic experts in Argentina have identified the body of a young activist, Santiago Maldonado, who had been missing since 1 August. He disappeared after a confrontation with police at an indigenous rights protest in Patagonia. His body was found […]

Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation

21 Oct

Image copyright Ministerio da Justica Image caption Brazilian police used special software provided by the United States Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part […]

São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil

21 Oct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman holds up a placard reading “food pellets are not a meal” during a protest Plans to feed poor children reconstituted food made from leftovers near expiry have sparked a row in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. The product, known as farinata from the Portuguese word for flour […]

São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil

20 Oct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman holds up a placard reading “food pellets are not a meal” during a protest Plans to feed poor children reconstituted food made from leftovers near expiry have sparked a row in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. The product, known as farinata from the Portuguese word for flour […]

Peru approves medical cannabis

20 Oct

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some lawmakers were concerned the measure could encourage drug traffickers Peru has approved measures to legalise cannabis for medicinal use with overwhelming support of congress. The law makes production, import and commercial sale of cannabis oil legal. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had proposed the measure earlier this year, raising […]