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AP Explains: Peronism returns in Argentina amid crisis

Dec. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. He has said that to improve the economy and calm widespread public discontent, he plans to undo the austerity...

Brazil's Bolsonaro backtracks on Argentine inauguration

Dec. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reversed course Monday and decided to send an official representative to neighboring Argentina's presidential inauguration ceremony. Vice President Hamilton Mourão will attend Tuesday's inauguration of Alberto Fernández, said the press...

3 arrested after home-made bombs detonated at Brazil stadium

Dec. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested three people after home-made bombs were detonated at Mineirão Stadium as Cruzeiro was being relegated to the second division for the first time. More fans suspected of violence, which included breaking seats, were being sought, police in Belo Horizonte...

U.N.D.P. says Latin America is wealthier but unequal

Dec. 9, 2019 1:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Latin America has significantly reduced poverty over the last two decades. So why is there generalized discontent, prompting thousands of protesters to take to the streets? A report from the U.N. Development Programme released Monday concluded it's due to a new kind of inequality, no...

Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

Dec. 8, 2019 5:15 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s environment minister said at the United Nations' two-week climate change conference. Ricardo Salles, who declined to set a target for limiting deforestation in the coming year, said...

Gunmen target Brazil indigenous people, killing two

Dec. 7, 2019 7:05 PM EST

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Saturday on a group of indigenous people in Brazil's Maranhao state, killing two, according to the state's public security secretariat. The attack on members of the Guajajara group, known for its forest guardians who protect their territory against illegal...

Brazilian slum residents protest after 9 die in police raid

Dec. 4, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of people in Sao Paulo’s Paraisopolis slums took to the streets Wednesday to protest against local police three days after nine young people died in a stampede during a police operation at a funk music party. Police have said they were pursuing suspects that had fired at...

Bolsonaro vs NGOs: Amazon town becomes ground zero for spat

Dec. 4, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — A sleepy Amazon town has become the flashpoint for the growing hostility between Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and environmental groups following the arrest of volunteer firefighters he has said set blazes in the rainforest. The episode prompted leaders of...

Forever war: US and China struggle to defuse trade conflict

Dec. 3, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses and investors have been nervously monitoring U.S.-China trade talks for months, hoping the world’s two biggest economies can de-escalate their trade war and restore some predictability to global commerce. President Donald Trump delivered another setback to the optimists...

Now Roquefort: US eyes tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

Dec. 2, 2019 8:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of...