Peru’s former leader Alan Garcia shoots himself before arrest amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
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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.
Brazil’s tenuous relationship with democracy, is the election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018, going to take Brazil back to its authoritarianism?
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival officially began with street parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Bolsonar took office.
Crisis hit Venezuela as they await opposition leader and self-declared president, Juan Guaido who plans to return despite security concerns