Online news digest covering political, economic and social issues in South America. Published by the Latin American Data Base at the University of New Mexico.
Articles from January 27
Argentina: Mayor of Buenos Aires Impeached, Put on Trial for Failure to Prevent Deaths in 2004 Nightclub FireRead preview Overview
Anibal Ibarra, the mayor of Buenos Aires and key ally of President Nestor Kirchner, has been impeached and faces political trial for a lethal fire that led to the deaths of 194 youths at a nightclub on Dec. 30, 2004. Prosecutors allege that the city,...
Peru: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Remarks on Peruvian Presidential Candidates Sets off Diplomatic ConflictRead preview Overview
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez raised the ire of the Peruvian government in January with comments on the electoral campaign underway in Peru. Peru's President Alejandro Toledo ordered his ambassador home after Chavez publicly praised and met with...