Bolivian authorities have arbitrarily dismissed almost 100 judges since 2017, seriously undermining judicial independence in the country.
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Brazil’s court reduced sentence of incarcerated former President da Silva, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year.
Brazil’s Supreme Court drew fire silencing its critics with confidential criminal case targeting press, pundits on social media and a retired Army general.
Peru’s former leader Alan Garcia shoots himself before arrest amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
A Brazilian court’s decision to sentence a comedian to prison for offensive remarks about a congresswoman could have a chilling effect on free speech.
U.S. Natural History Museum in New York on Monday cancels event that was set to honor Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as “Person of the Year.”
Nicaragua releases 50 prisoners who were jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega’s government while transferring them to form of house arrest.
A Brazilian judge has ruled that the country’s president can’t celebrate of the March 31, 1964, coup that established a military dictatorship in Brazil.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil’s 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America’s largest nation.
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts.