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  • Songs of Protest

    Songs of Protest

    Today, country after country in Latin America has been out on the streets against growing poverty, frustration with non-performing models of governance, unrest on campus and environmental depredations. Many protesters are using their bodies as a political act

    December 1, 2020
  • Colombian woman with COVID-19 gives birth to non-infected child in coma

    Colombian woman with COVID-19 gives birth to non-infected child in coma

    Angola, who also has a daughter, was taken to hospital on May 15 with a terrible fever.

    June 28, 2020
  • Chile President Sebastian Pinera calls for ‘major agreement for democracy’

    Chile President Sebastian Pinera calls for ‘major agreement for democracy’

    The President called on lawmakers to work on passing a series of reforms aimed at meeting protesters' demands, including raising the minimum wage.

    February 25, 2020
  • Thousands take to street in Chile as anti-government protests complete 50 days

    Thousands take to street in Chile as anti-government protests complete 50 days

    Hundreds of people also gathered at the Costanera Center shopping mall - next to South America's tallest skyscraper Gran Torre Santago - with dozens of protesters entering the premises.

    December 7, 2019
  • 23 killed as violent unrest in Chile enters fifth week

    23 killed as violent unrest in Chile enters fifth week

    On Friday, thousands of protesters gathered again in Plaza Italia, the centre of the demonstrations in Santiago and the site of weekly rallies that have seen massive turnout since the social upheaval broke out.

    November 23, 2019
  • Thousands march in Chile to mark one month of protests

    Thousands march in Chile to mark one month of protests

    The Plaza Italia, the ground zero of the protests and renamed by the protesters as "Plaza Dignidad" (Square of Dignity), once again became the epicentre of a large gathering.

    November 19, 2019
  • Chile’s ‘historic night’

    Chile’s ‘historic night’

    More than 80 per cent of Chileans are said to be in favour of a new Constitution.

    November 18, 2019
  • Ideological swingback

    Ideological swingback

    The new President and Vice-President will, therefore, succeed to a direly depleted inheritance.

    November 1, 2019
  • 11 killed after violent protests in Chile, overnight curfew for third day

    11 killed after violent protests in Chile, overnight curfew for third day

    Thousands of protesters --- many banging pots and pans in the traditional Latin American manner -- gathered peacefully in the main Plaza Italia square in the capital on Monday, chanting "Pinera Out!" and "Get out military!"

    October 22, 2019
  • Infinix looks to capture 5% market share in sub-10k online space

    Infinix looks to capture 5% market share in sub-10k online space

    The CEO of Infinix smart phone brand Anish Kapoor said, "The brand is only limited to online and we are focussing on a specific segment which is sub-Rs 10,000. We are looking at a target of close to five per cent market share in the sub-Rs 10,000-segment in online space by this year."

    May 27, 2019
  • 70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    With two missile launches in a week, Pyongyang is walking a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing nuclear negotiations -- all while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.

    May 11, 2019
  • An embattled nation

    An embattled nation

    Guaidó, at another remove, contends with frozen bank accounts; but can yet mobilize popular support.

    February 5, 2019
  • El Salvador woos Indian companies to invest; offers incentive

    El Salvador woos Indian companies to invest; offers incentive

    "We are looking to collaborate in solar energy. India is becoming one of the largest countries with a lot of expertise in solar energy," Ariel Andrade Galindo, Ambassador of El Salvador to India, told PTI in an interview on Saturday.

    October 13, 2018
  • China’s soft-power seduction

    China’s soft-power seduction

    The US foreign policy approach to China – from President Donald Trump’s bellicose words and the recent prospect of a trade war, to the administration’s description of China as “a revisionist power” – has been criticised as ineffectual bluster, particularly in the face of growing uncertainty over Washington’s commitment to its allies. But more, it …

    September 13, 2018
  • Revolution that failed

    Revolution that failed

    “Revolutions are the locomotives of history”, said Marx. For Venezuela, that locomotive has now stopped moving altogether. Characterized by extreme inequality, impoverished living conditions, endemic corruption and political disenfranchisement, it has been close to a failed state for quite some time. Now with inflation about to touch a million per cent according to IMF estimates …

    September 7, 2018
  • Twitter suspends 486 more accounts linked to Iran, Russia

    Twitter suspends 486 more accounts linked to Iran, Russia

    Fewer than 100 of the 770 suspended accounts claimed to be located in the US and many of these were sharing divisive social commentary.

    August 28, 2018
  • Sunset for the Sandinistas?

    Sunset for the Sandinistas?

    Back in July 1979, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) mounted a decisive assault on Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, from a nearby town called Masaya, overthrowing the nearly four-decade-old Somoza dictatorship. Last week, a report from Masaya described it as almost completely controlled by rebels opposed to President Daniel Ortega’s continued rule. There is irony …

    June 17, 2018