South America http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35625/all en Murdered journalist and rising crime unnerve Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/murdered-journalist-and-rising-crime-unnerve-peru <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Police put more officers on the streets of Lima</p> <p>* Rising crime rate a top concern among Peruvians</p> <p>* U.S. couple missing, embassy helping in search</p> <p>By Terry Wade and Mitra Taj</p> <p>LIMA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The brazen killing of a journalist in broad daylight and a deadly robbery in Peru's financial district prompted President Ollanta Humala to put 1,000 more police on the streets of the capital on Monday, to tackle a rising sense of public insecurity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/murdered-journalist-and-rising-crime-unnerve-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Peru Social Issues South America Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:00:21 +0000 5766212 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia vows to take Chile border dispute to Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/bolivia-vows-take-chile-border-dispute-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bolivia's president said Saturday he would file a suit against Chile at the International Court of Justice "in the coming days" in a bid to reclaim access to the sea lost in a 19th century war.</p> <p>During an event in honor of the "Day of the Sea" -- commemorating the war that left impoverished Bolivia landlocked -- President Evo Morales said he hoped to resolve the dispute through "peaceful settlement mechanisms."</p> <p>Morales vowed similar action on the occasion two years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/bolivia-vows-take-chile-border-dispute-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Politics South America AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:45:35 +0000 5791955 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia vows to take Chile border dispute to Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/bolivia-vows-take-chile-border-dispute-hague-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bolivia's president said Saturday he would file a suit against Chile at the International Court of Justice "in the coming days" in a bid to reclaim access to the sea lost in a 19th century war.</p> <p>During an event in honor of the "Day of the Sea" -- commemorating the war that left impoverished Bolivia landlocked -- President Evo Morales said he hoped to resolve the dispute through "peaceful settlement mechanisms."</p> <p>Morales vowed similar action on the occasion two years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/bolivia-vows-take-chile-border-dispute-hague-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Socialism South America AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 23:15:43 +0000 5792178 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil supermarkets to keep Amazon meat off shelves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/brazil-supermarkets-keep-amazon-meat-shelves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group representing Brazilian supermarkets has committed to keeping beef from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest off the shelves, officials said.</p> <p>The main objective of an agreement signed Monday by the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets is to reject meat from regions that are being deforested or from ranches that use slave labor or carry out other illegal practices, prosecutors said.</p> <p>"We hope that the big chains will quickly take action" in the form of certification and control of their suppliers, Public Prosecutor Daniel Azeredo told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/brazil-supermarkets-keep-amazon-meat-shelves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Americas Regions of South America South America AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:00:49 +0000 5793957 at http://www.globalpost.com Climate change disrupts astronomical calculations for Amazon Indians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/climate-change-disrupts-astronomical-calculations-amazon-indians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rio de Janeiro, Apr 1 (EFE).- Forecasts that Brazil's Amazonian Indians make with guidance from the stars to determine the best time to fish and plant crops are being disrupted by climate change.</p> <p>"Shamans say their forecasts are becoming inexact and we find that certain phenomena caused by climate change are disrupting their calculations," astronomer Germano Afonso, coordinator of a study among indigenous groups, told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/climate-change-disrupts-astronomical-calculations-amazon-indians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Regions of South America South America Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:31:01 +0000 5798668 at http://www.globalpost.com Guiana Shield could be answer to fighting global warming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130415/guiana-shield-could-be-answer-fighting-global-warming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inirida, Colombia, Apr 15 (EFE).- Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guiana, French Guiana and Suriname share the Guiana Shield, the oldest intact tropical forest on the planet, where deforestation and mining are being resisted in the fight against global warming.</p> <p>This paradise of 270 million hectares (667 million acres), a transition landscape between grasslands and the Amazon jungle, regulates the stability of the world's climate and sustains many natural species, though its location in remote areas has made governmental research and development difficult.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130415/guiana-shield-could-be-answer-fighting-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Regions of South America South America Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:31:49 +0000 5816111 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela dispute prompts urgent meeting of regional leaders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/venezuela-dispute-prompts-urgent-meeting-regional-leaders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA (Reuters) - Several South American presidents will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday in Peru to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela following the disputed election of President Nicolas Maduro, officials said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Senior government officials did not say if the meeting was being held as a show of support for Maduro, or whether regional leaders wanted to issue a collective call for calm in Venezuela, where protests have flared since Maduro's narrow win by about 2 percentage points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/venezuela-dispute-prompts-urgent-meeting-regional-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Regionalism South America Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:15:24 +0000 5818805 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil urged to stop invading indigenous lands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/brazil-urged-stop-invading-indigenous-lands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A rights group accused Brazilian authorities Thursday of ignoring a deadline set by a federal judge to evict all invaders from the Amazon heartland of the threatened Awa tribe.</p> <p>London-based Survival International said the Awa, which it describes as "Earth's most threatened tribe," are "at extreme risk of extinction as the authorities have taken no action to stop illegal loggers and settlers from destroying their forest."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/brazil-urged-stop-invading-indigenous-lands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Indigenous peoples in Brazil South America AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:46:05 +0000 5819746 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bolivia-sues-chile-access-pacific <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile Wednesday in the Hague as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the sea.</p> <p>Chile quickly responded that the issue was not negotiable.</p> <p>Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca filed papers at the International Court of Justice, saying the suit "assumes the historical mandate of the Bolivian people" to revert to being a maritime nation.</p> <p>Bolivia has been preparing its legal, historical and economic arguments for the lawsuit for more than two years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bolivia-sues-chile-access-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chilean people Government South America AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:30:48 +0000 5824199 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bolivia-sues-chile-access-pacific-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile in the Hague on Wednesday as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the Pacific.</p> <p>Chile quickly responded that the issue was not negotiable.</p> <p>In filings to the International Court of Justice, Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said the suit "assumes the historical mandate of the Bolivian people" to revert to being a maritime nation.</p> <p>Bolivia has been preparing its legal, historical and economic arguments for the lawsuit for more than two years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bolivia-sues-chile-access-pacific-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Chilean people Government South America AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:00:58 +0000 5824588 at http://www.globalpost.com Barrick's Pascua-Lama gold project frozen for at least 1-2 years: Chile regulator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/barricks-pascua-lama-gold-project-frozen-at-least-1-2-years-chi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexandra Ulmer and Fabian Cambero</p> <p>SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Barrick's &lt;ABX.TO&gt; suspended Pascua-Lama gold project will likely be reactivated in one to two years at the earliest, given the infrastructure that needs to be built to avoid water pollution, Chile's environmental regulator told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p>Barrick's shares initially pared back their 6.14 percent rally after the news to trade 4.77 percent stronger. They then recovered to gain 6.28 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/barricks-pascua-lama-gold-project-frozen-at-least-1-2-years-chi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Pascua Lama South America Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 00:45:03 +0000 5849146 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's restive natives step protests over land rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/brazils-restive-natives-step-protests-over-land-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indigenous activists occupied the headquarters of a federal agency here Tuesday as part of mounting protests against government policies and the construction of a controversial dam in the Amazon.</p> <p>The natives arrived in the Brazilian capital a week ago for talks with authorities after occupying one of the Belo Monte dam's building sites.</p> <p>Unhappy with the outcome, about 150 activists invaded the headquarters of the National Indian Foundation (Funai), the federal agency handling indigenous affairs, late Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/brazils-restive-natives-step-protests-over-land-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Brazil Politics Social Issues South America War AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:38:23 +0000 5855747 at http://www.globalpost.com Bargains and headaches as Argentina's thirst for dollars prompt currency and customs controls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/bargains-and-headaches-argentinas-thirst-dollars-prompt-curr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The Brazilian visitors gawk in wonder as they stroll past shop windows along touristy Florida street in the Argentine capital. The jackets, the shoes — they're all so cheap when your purse is stuffed with black-market money.</p> <p>Visitors who turn to the streets rather than the banks to swap their dollars in Argentina are getting a bonanza of extra pesos and can shop much more cheaply than back at home. A leather jacket that costs $250 in Lima, Peru, can be had for about $150 in Buenos Aires.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/bargains-and-headaches-argentinas-thirst-dollars-prompt-curr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Economy of Argentina South America Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:32:36 +0000 5860225 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Julio Cesar warning for Brazil over Uruguay threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/football-julio-cesar-warning-brazil-over-uruguay-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar on Monday warned the host nation they must beware Uruguay ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte.</p> <p>Uruguay have shown some mediocre recent form in World Cup qualifying but the 2011 South American champions have found their form with wins in Brazil over Nigeria and thrashing minnows Tahiti.</p> <p>Moreover, Julio Cesar points out that in Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez the Uruguayans have no shortage of firepower.</p> <p>"They are very strong in attack and can decide a game on their own," the shot-stopper said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/football-julio-cesar-warning-brazil-over-uruguay-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edinson Cavani Football in Uruguay South America AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:34:23 +0000 5866231 at http://www.globalpost.com Dams in Chile's Patagonia are viable, project head says, rejecting Bachelet's criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/chiles-bachelet-against-huge-hidroaysen-dam-project-wild-pat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTIAGO, Chile - A controversial plan to power central Chile by damming Patagonian rivers is doable, the project's head said Monday, dismissing criticism from leading presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet that HidroAysen is not viable.</p> <p>Chile is strapped for energy, but most Chileans oppose the proposal to tame two of the world's wildest rivers and build more than 500 miles (800 kilometres) of power lines linking hydroelectric plants to the grid that powers the nation's capital. Some mass marches against the project have turned violent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/chiles-bachelet-against-huge-hidroaysen-dam-project-wild-pat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chilean people Hospitality Law Politics Presidents of Chile South America Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:04:17 +0000 5865969 at http://www.globalpost.com