Latin America

Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’: A century of grief and introspection

The lifespan of a century gave Violeta Del Valle innumerable memories, and she tells her story in Isabel Allende’s new novel, Violeta (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022). Writing to one named Camilo—someone she loves more than all others—Violeta recounts the saga of a hundred years.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

World Cup stickers are a quadrennial craze in Latin America

Some spend crazy amounts, others line up at dawn or gather at informal swap meets -- anything to satisfy a passion that combines love of soccer, this year's World Cup in Qatar and the ever-popular pursuit of Panini soccer stickers.

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’: A century of grief and introspection

The lifespan of a century gave Violeta Del Valle innumerable memories, and she tells her story in Isabel Allende’s new novel, Violeta (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022). Writing to one named Camilo—someone she loves more than all others—Violeta recounts the saga of a hundred years.

February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016

Haiti agrees on transitional government

Politicians in Haiti have signed a last-minute agreement to install a transitional government that keeps the country from plunging into an immediate power vacuum.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Rio Olympics 'to go ahead' despite virus

There is no chance that the Rio Olympics will be cancelled because of a Zika virus outbreak, Brazil says.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016
USA

Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Thirteen Costa Ricans died when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Latin America, the United States and Britain sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba successfully eliminates mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

April 11, 2015
April 11, 2015

No more Latin America meddling: Obama

US President Barack Obama tells Latin American leaders that the days when his country could freely interfere in regional affairs are past.