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Daniel Schweimler is a journalist formerly based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was the BBC's South America correspondent from 2005-2009, covering most of the continent for radio, TV and online. After leaving the BBC, he went freelance and worked for a number of outlets, including NZ Radio, The Economist, the Financial Times, BBC, Canadian radio, The Guardian and more. From 2013 to 2022 he worked exclusively for Al Jazeera English out of their Buenos Aires TV bureau, covering Latin America. He now teaches journalism at London Metropolitan University.
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Al Jazeera TV news report on how residents of Diego Maradona's home community took news of his death in 2020.

TV report and live from 2022 on the declining water levels in Argentina's Parana river - part of Al Jazeera's climate change coverage.

TV report on how the 2019 forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon were affecting remote indigenous communities.

South America’s Libertadores Cup resumes with new rules

16 Sep 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
South America's main football competition, Copa Libertadores, has resumed after a six-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. New restrictions have been introduced to allow the games to proceed safely as the virus continues to impact the region. The report is from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina COVID-19 infection rate still rising despite lockdown

UN: COVID-19 ‘grave threat’ to the world’s Indigenous people

Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

10 Jul 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic will result in significant poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated 18 million job losses. The crisis is expected to disproportionately affect women and Black and Indigenous communities. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler delivered the report from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

10 Jul 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
The United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has warned that the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will plunge millions into poverty. Launching a policy brief on the region's future, he highlighted that 18 million people would lose their jobs, with women and Black and Indigenous communities being the worst affected. The report underscores the need for collaboration to prevent an economic crisis.

Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training

05 Jul 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
Argentina's government has granted special permission for Olympic athletes to train in preparation for next year's games, while reimposing strict restrictions on outdoor exercise for the general population to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin America outbreak: COVID-19 inflicts stark economic losses

30 Jun 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
Latin American countries are grappling with significant economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some nations are tightening lockdown measures amid ongoing outbreaks, others are beginning to ease restrictions. The economic impact is being felt across the continent.

COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

22 Jun 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
Latin America and the Caribbean have surpassed two million COVID-19 infections. Bolivia is particularly affected, with over 23,000 cases and 740 deaths, and is facing a healthcare crisis exacerbated by a corruption scandal in its health ministry. Hospitals are overwhelmed, leading to patients dying in the streets. The region has seen varied success with different measures implemented to contain the pandemic.

Argentina takeover of soy giant Vicentin sparks political debate

17 Jun 2020  |  www.aljazeera.com
The Argentinian government plans to expropriate the bankrupt agricultural group Vicentin to save jobs and ensure food sovereignty. Vicentin owes creditors over $1 billion. The government's intervention aims to rescue the company, but opponents argue that nationalization could worsen the economic crisis. The debate highlights differing views on economic policy and nationalization.

Bolsonaro calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

29 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro advocates for increased development in the Amazon, facing international criticism for his management of record wildfires. The fires, attributed to illegal farming and logging, are exacerbated by insufficient local government resources. Reporting from Rondonia, Daniel Schweimler highlights the tension between economic development and environmental preservation.

Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds

28 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil is now open to accepting foreign aid to combat the Amazon fires, provided it retains control over the funds. President Jair Bolsonaro initially insisted on managing the crisis independently, a stance that drew international criticism. Despite the ongoing environmental crisis, Bolsonaro continues to push for the development and farming of protected indigenous reserves, which is currently illegal. The report highlights the tension between international aid and national sovereignty, as well as the controversial policies of the Brazilian government.

Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds

28 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil is now open to accepting foreign aid to combat the Amazon fires, provided it retains control over the funds. President Jair Bolsonaro initially insisted on managing the crisis independently, which drew international criticism. Despite the ongoing environmental crisis, Bolsonaro is advancing plans to develop and farm protected indigenous reserves, actions that are currently illegal. The report highlights the tension between international aid and national sovereignty, as well as the controversial policies of Bolsonaro's administration.

Amazon fires: Rainforest destruction at record high

27 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Vast areas of the Amazon rainforest have been devastated by uncontrolled wildfires. The Brazilian government claims this is an annual occurrence, despite the significant international attention it has garnered. Reporting from one of the worst-hit areas, Porto Velho, Daniel Schweimler highlights the severity of the situation.

Amazon fire: Indigenous communities under threat

26 Aug 2019  |  Al Jazeera
Developers clearing the Amazon rainforest for cattle rearing and soya production are responsible for many of the fires currently raging in Brazil. The environmental crisis poses a threat to the survival of Indigenous communities in remote areas, with European leaders and the international community urging for containment. The situation is particularly dire for the Karipuna people in the state of Rondonia, northwest Brazil.

Amazon fire: Indigenous communities under threat

26 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Developers clearing the Amazon rainforest for cattle rearing and soya production have ignited many of the fires currently devastating Brazil. The international community and European leaders have called for immediate action to address the environmental crisis. The fires also pose a significant threat to Indigenous communities in remote areas, who lack adequate safeguards. Reporting from Karipuna in Rondonia, northwest Brazil, Daniel Schweimler highlights the urgent need for intervention.

Argentina’s blind theatre: Performance in darkness

21 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Teatro Ciego in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers a unique theatre experience by staging performances in complete darkness, engaging the audience's other senses. The report by Daniel Schweimler for Al Jazeera emphasizes the innovative and sensory nature of these performances.

Tango World Cup 2019 in Buenos Aires

16 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
The world's best dancers gather in Buenos Aires for the Tango World Cup, an event celebrating one of the most expressive and challenging dances. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports on the festivities and the competition.

Tango World Cup 2019 in Buenos Aires

16 Aug 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
The world's best dancers gather in Buenos Aires for the Tango World Cup, with a series of events celebrating the expressive and challenging dance. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from the event.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: What has changed six months into presidency

01 Jul 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Six months into his presidency, Jair Bolsonaro has confronted Brazil's high crime rates and economic challenges, amidst controversial attacks on women and minorities. Public sentiment has been mixed, with some holding high hopes and others harboring serious concerns. Daniel Schweimler provides an overview of the situation from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Police violence worsens in Brazil’s poor neighbourhoods

23 Jun 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who promised to be tough on crime, has seen worsening police violence in his home state of Rio de Janeiro. The region has a history of police abuse, with officers battling drug gangs and innocent people getting caught in the crossfire. The situation is deteriorating, as reported by Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler.

Brazil education budget cuts: Tens of thousands protest reforms

30 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Activists in Brazil are determined to continue opposing education budget cuts that led to mass protests. The government argues these measures are essential to address the financial crisis, but critics view them as an assault on critical thinking.

Brazil education budget cuts: Tens of thousands protest reforms

30 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Activists in Brazil are determined to continue their opposition to education budget cuts, which have led to mass protests. The government argues these measures are essential to address the financial crisis, but critics view them as an assault on critical thinking.

Bolivia’s superfood crop seen as means for food security

26 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Canagua, a nutritious grain grown for generations in one of South America's most inhospitable regions, is being promoted as a superfood. It is now seen as a potential solution for ensuring food security in the face of climate change, with reporting from Toledo, Bolivia.

Bolivia’s president begins bid for fourth consecutive term

19 May 2019  |  Al Jazeera
Bolivian President Evo Morales has launched his campaign for a fourth consecutive term amid opposition claims that his re-election bid is unconstitutional, citing a 2016 referendum where voters opposed such a move. The election is scheduled for October.

Bolivia’s president begins bid for fourth consecutive term

19 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Bolivia's President Evo Morales has launched his campaign for a fourth consecutive term, despite opposition claims that his bid is unconstitutional and ignores a 2016 referendum where voters opposed another term. The opposition criticizes Morales for disregarding the referendum results.

Argentina remembers former first lady Eva Peron

07 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Eva Peron, the former first lady of Argentina, is commemorated on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Known affectionately as Evita, she is celebrated for her advocacy for women's rights and the poor. Her legacy endures through various cultural representations, including musicals, films, and art. Tributes are being held in Buenos Aires to honor her memory.

Pope Francis urged to end clergy sex abuse in Argentina

05 May 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Campaigners are urging Pope Francis to address child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in his homeland, Argentina. Two international organizations are meeting with victims and calling for the removal and prosecution of abusive clergy. The report highlights the ongoing issue of clergy sex abuse and the demand for accountability within the church.

Brazil soy farmers fear end of US-China trade war

Deal allows US to use Alcantara for space launches from Brazil

21 Mar 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil and the United States have signed a deal allowing the US to launch satellites from Brazil. Some locals are concerned about the potential expansion of the Alcantara base, which previously displaced residents in the 1980s.

Bolsonaro in Washington: Brazil’s leader on first trip abroad

19 Mar 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is on his first overseas trip since taking office, heading to the United States to meet with President Donald Trump. The outcome of the meeting may be influenced by the perceived similarities between Bolsonaro and Trump.

Bolsonaro in Washington: Brazil’s leader on first trip abroad

19 Mar 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro is embarking on his first overseas trip since taking office, heading to the United States to meet President Donald Trump. The success of the meeting may depend on the similarities between Bolsonaro, often referred to as the 'South American Trump,' and Trump himself.

International Women’s Day march highlights issues in Argentina

Brazil’s indigenous people protest against Bolsonaro’s policies

31 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Representatives of Brazil's nearly one million indigenous people are protesting in Sao Paulo against President Jair Bolsonaro's policies, which they claim incite violence and hatred against them. Bolsonaro has issued executive orders to prevent new land from being demarcated as indigenous territory and advocates for their integration into mainstream society. Indigenous communities from across Brazil argue that Bolsonaro is stripping away their control over ancestral lands.

Brazil’s indigenous people protest against Bolsonaro’s policies

31 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Representatives of Brazil's nearly one million indigenous people are protesting in Sao Paulo against President Jair Bolsonaro's policies, which they claim incite violence and hatred against them. Bolsonaro's executive orders prevent new land from being demarcated as indigenous territory and push for their integration into mainstream society. Indigenous communities from across Brazil argue that Bolsonaro is stripping away their control over ancestral lands.

Funerals held for Brazil dam collapse victims

29 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Funerals have been held for some victims of a dam collapse in Brumadinho, southeastern Brazil, with the death toll rising to 65 and nearly 300 people still missing since the disaster struck on Friday.

Funerals held for Brazil dam collapse victims

29 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Funerals have been held for some victims of a dam collapse in southeastern Brazil, with the death toll rising to 65 and nearly 300 people still missing. The disaster occurred in the town of Brumadinho on Friday.

Brazil state governor to continue prison reforms despite attacks

12 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
In Brazil, a state governor is determined to continue prison reforms despite violent retaliation from organized criminal gangs. Prisons, initially intended to detain gang members, have become power centers for these syndicates. In response to a wave of attacks in Ceara state, President Bolsonaro deployed national troops, and the state government intensified its crackdown on the prisons.

Brazil state governor to continue prison reforms despite attacks

12 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
A state governor in Brazil is determined to continue prison reforms despite violent retaliation from organized criminal gangs. Prisons, initially intended to detain gang members, have become power centers for these syndicates. In response to a wave of attacks in Ceara state, President Bolsonaro has deployed national troops, and the state government is intensifying its crackdown on the prisons.

Fighting Brazil’s gangs: Bolsonaro sends troops to Ceara state

10 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil has deployed troops to the north-eastern state of Ceara in response to a surge in violent crime, including a bomb explosion, torched buses, and assaults on banks and public buildings. The police attribute this wave of attacks to retaliation against President Jair Bolsonaro's crackdown on gangs.

Fighting Brazil’s gangs: Bolsonaro sends troops to Ceara state

10 Jan 2019  |  www.aljazeera.com
Troops have been deployed to the north-eastern state of Ceara in Brazil following a surge in violent crime, including bomb explosions, torched buses, and assaults on banks and public buildings. The violence is reportedly in retaliation against President Jair Bolsonaro's crackdown on gangs. The report is from the state capital, Fortaleza.

Bolivia bionic teen making prosthetics for others

28 Dec 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Leonardo Vizcarra, a 16-year-old Bolivian born without his left hand, has embraced his challenge and is now transforming the lives of other youngsters by making prosthetics for them.

Bolivia bionic teen making prosthetics for others

28 Dec 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Leonardo Vizcarra, a 16-year-old Bolivian born without his left hand, has embraced his challenge and is now transforming the lives of other youngsters by making prosthetics for them.

Bolivia’s president to run for fourth term, opponents outraged

22 Dec 2018  |  aljazeera.com
Bolivia's President Evo Morales is set to run for a fourth term despite losing a 2016 referendum aimed at changing the constitution to permit another term. The opposition deems his move unconstitutional. Protests have erupted, particularly in Santa Cruz, where an electoral commission office was set ablaze.

Bolivia’s president to run for fourth term, opponents outraged

22 Dec 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Bolivia's President Evo Morales plans to run for a fourth term, despite losing a 2016 referendum to change the Constitution. This decision has sparked protests, particularly in Santa Cruz, where an electoral commission office was burned. The opposition claims Morales' move is unconstitutional.

US slams Russia over its joint military exercise with Venezuela

13 Dec 2018  |  aljazeera.com
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Russia's deployment of Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela for a joint training mission, framing it as an act of two corrupt governments wasting resources and oppressing their people. Russia retorted by labeling US criticism as inappropriate, pointing out the US's massive defense budget. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has repeatedly claimed that the US is attempting to overthrow his government.

US slams Russia over its joint military exercise with Venezuela

13 Dec 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Russia's military exercise with Venezuela, labeling both governments as corrupt and accusing them of oppressing their people. Russia retorted by highlighting the disproportionate US defense budget. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has repeatedly claimed that the US aims to overthrow his government.

Copa Libertadores final postponed again, fans upset

26 Nov 2018  |  Al Jazeera
The Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed again after Boca players were injured in an attack by River Plate fans. The match had been rescheduled to Sunday but was postponed due to the players' condition, causing frustration among football fans. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reported from Buenos Aires.

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence

22 Oct 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
As Brazil's runoff presidential election approaches, the country has experienced numerous attacks against Workers’ Party supporters, journalists, and activists. Most of the violence is attributed to supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in the polls. Bolsonaro himself was also a victim of a stabbing attack last month.

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence

22 Oct 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
As Brazil's runoff presidential election approaches, there have been numerous attacks against Workers’ Party supporters, journalists, and activists, with most violence attributed to supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in the polls. Bolsonaro himself was also a victim of a stabbing attack last month.

Argentina hopes Youth Olympics will boost a variety of sports

17 Oct 2018  |  aljazeera.com
The Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, showcased 32 sports, including fencing, wrestling, sport climbing, and break dancing. These sports, typically overshadowed by football in a country known for legends like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, are drawing local crowds. The event is seen as an opportunity to provide a long-term boost to the popularity of various sports in Argentina.

Argentina hopes Youth Olympics with boost a variety of sports

17 Oct 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Argentines are attending various venues in Buenos Aires to watch the Youth Olympics, which features thirty-two sports including fencing, wrestling, sport climbing, and break dancing. These sports, while played in Argentina, are often overshadowed by football, a sport in which the country has produced legends like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. The event aims to provide a long-term boost to these lesser-known sports.

A lesson from legends at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

11 Oct 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
The Youth Olympic Games aim to make the Olympics relevant to a new generation of athletes, countering claims that the Olympics have strayed from their original ideals. The Olympic movement denies that the event has become too commercialized or plagued by cheating.

Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run

15 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Thousands of Brazilians are organizing a mass rally to support Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's presidential candidacy despite his 12-year prison sentence for corruption, which has caused disillusionment among many voters.

Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run

15 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Thousands of Brazilians are organizing a mass rally to demand that former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, be allowed to run for president. The situation has left many other voters in Brazil feeling disillusioned or disinterested.

Brazil measles outbreak: Child vaccination campaign under way

07 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Brazil is conducting a nationwide vaccination campaign for eleven million young children in response to a measles outbreak that has resulted in five deaths and thousands of infections, particularly affecting the northern city of Manaus.

Brazil’s ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

04 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Despite being imprisoned for 12 years on corruption charges, former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva remains the most popular choice for re-election in Brazil. Opinion polls reflect voter disillusionment and indecision about the upcoming presidential race. Lula maintains his innocence and is actively campaigning for the right to run in the October elections.

Brazil’s ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

04 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Opinion polls in Brazil indicate widespread voter disillusionment and indecision regarding the upcoming presidential election. Despite serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva remains the most popular candidate. Lula maintains his innocence and is campaigning from prison for permission to run in the October election.

Argentina: Ex-president summoned to testify in corruption scandal

03 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Police in Argentina have arrested 13 former government staff and business leaders in connection with a corruption scandal implicating two former presidents. The investigation revolves around a planning ministry driver who documented cash deliveries to the presidential residence and the private home of former President Cristina Kirchner. The scandal is being compared to Brazil's 'Car Wash' investigation, and a judge is seeking to remove Kirchner's immunity from prosecution.

Argentina: Ex-president summoned to testify in corruption scandal

03 Aug 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Police in Argentina have arrested 13 former government staff and business leaders in connection with a corruption scandal implicating two former presidents. The investigation focuses on a planning ministry driver who documented cash deliveries to the presidential residence and the private home of former President Cristina Kirchner. Some believe this scandal could rival Brazil's 'Car Wash' investigation, and a judge seeks to remove Kirchner's immunity from prosecution.

Brazil: Many alarmed over boost to pesticide use in agriculture

30 Jul 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
A Brazilian government commission has proposed relaxing pesticide regulations to benefit the agricultural sector, sparking debate in Congress. Rural families argue that current pesticide use is already harming health and the environment, with four out of the ten most used pesticides in Brazil being prohibited in Europe. Concerns focus on contamination of air, food, and water leading to illness and fatalities.

Brazil: Many alarmed over boost to pesticide use in agriculture

30 Jul 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
A Brazilian government commission has recommended easing restrictions on pesticide use to support the agricultural industry, a move that will soon be debated by Congress. However, rural families are concerned about the health impacts, citing contamination of air, food, and water. Four of the ten most commonly used pesticides in Brazil are already banned in Europe.

Intimidation and murder: Brazilians fight unequal land ownership

25 Jul 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Global Witness, an NGO, released figures showing that 207 environmental activists were murdered last year. The report highlights that these killings are often carried out by individuals associated with mining, logging, or large agricultural businesses. Brazil was identified as the most dangerous country for environmental and land activists, with 57 murders reported.

Intimidation and murder: Brazilians fight unequal land ownership

25 Jul 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
207 environmental activists were murdered last year, with Brazil being the most dangerous country for such activists, where 57 were killed. The killers often work for mining, logging companies, or big agricultural businesses, according to Global Witness.

Brazil oil workers walk out as truckers’ strike eases

Brazil: Oil workers threaten strike action amid truckers’ protest

30 May 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Oil workers in Brazil are threatening to strike starting Wednesday, exacerbating the country's struggle with an ongoing truck driver dispute. Despite the government's agreement to lower fuel prices by up to 12 percent, truckers continue their protest, which has garnered popular support. The strike has significantly disrupted the flow of food, fuel, and key exports in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy. Daniel Schweimler reports from Sao Paulo on the impact on the populace.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro sworn in for a new term

25 May 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as president of Venezuela in a ceremony held by the government-controlled Constituent Assembly, which was criticized by the opposition as unconstitutional. The opposition had boycotted the election, claiming it would not be free or fair.

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay’s president

23 Apr 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Mario Abdo Benitez of the Colorado Party has been elected as the president of Paraguay, narrowly defeating the opposition. The Colorado Party has been a dominant force in Paraguayan politics for over 70 years. Benitez has pledged to address the country's poverty issues by encouraging foreign investment.

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay’s president

23 Apr 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
Conservative candidate Mario Abdo Benitez of Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party narrowly won the presidential elections. The Colorado Party has dominated Paraguay's political landscape for over 70 years. Benitez pledged to address the country's persistent poverty by encouraging foreign investment.

More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

08 Feb 2018  |  aljazeera.com
Over 10,000 individuals in Salta, a northern province of Argentina, have evacuated due to severe flooding caused by the Pilcomayo River overflowing. Salta is known for its indigenous communities. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler delivered the report from Santa Victoria, which is situated near the borders with Bolivia and Paraguay.

More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

08 Feb 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
More than 10,000 people in the northern Argentine province of Salta have fled their homes due to extensive flooding caused by the Pilcomayo River bursting its banks. Salta is home to several of Argentina’s remaining indigenous communities. The report comes from Santa Victoria, near Argentina’s borders with Bolivia and Paraguay.

United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela

05 Feb 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
The US is considering oil sanctions against Venezuela to pressure President Nicolas Maduro's government to adhere to constitutional norms. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during a South American tour, mentioned potential prohibitions on Venezuelan oil imports and restrictions on exports to Caracas. The US attributes Venezuela's economic and political crises to Maduro, who accuses the US of undermining his government. Amidst severe inflation and shortages, Maduro seeks re-election following a call for snap elections.

Bolivia’s shoeshine ‘boys’ fight discrimination

02 Feb 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
An army of shoeshine workers in La Paz, Bolivia, often face discrimination and wear masks to hide their identities due to the stigma associated with their job. Despite the shame, many have no other employment options. New social projects are now helping these workers to step out of the shadows.

Dakar rally 2018: Toughest race in motor sport ends

21 Jan 2018  |  www.aljazeera.com
The Dakar rally, known as the toughest race in world motorsport, concluded in Cordoba, Argentina. Spanish driver Carlos Sainz emerged victorious, defeating seven-time champion Stephane Peter-Hansel, who lost the lead after an accident. Austrian Matthias Walkner won the bike race, and Russian Eduard Nikolaev triumphed in the truck category.

Bolivia: President Morales eyes fourth term in 2019

17 Dec 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, dismissing claims of dictatorship. His announcement has garnered significant support, with tens of thousands rallying in Cochabamba, but has also sparked protests.

Bolivian court clears way for Morales to run again

30 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
The Bolivian Constitutional Court has removed re-election limits, allowing President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019, potentially extending his tenure to 19 years. This decision has sparked large protests across Bolivia, with opponents labeling the ruling as undemocratic.

Brazil’s Chapecoense remembers fatal crash one year on

29 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Memorials in Brazil and Colombia mark the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 71 people, including 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense. The team was en route to Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana final. Investigations revealed the plane ran out of fuel and was overloaded.

Search continues for Argentina’s missing submarine

25 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
The Argentine Navy continues its search for the missing submarine with 44 crew members, amidst fading hope and evidence of a possible explosion near its last known location. Family members express anger at the navy's handling of the situation.

Critical phase as ARA San Juan runs low on oxygen

23 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
An Argentine navy submarine, ARA San Juan, has been missing for a week, initiating a critical search and rescue operation due to concerns that the 44 crew members may be running low on oxygen. Despite the efforts of a 4,000-strong team using planes and boats, no trace of the vessel has been found. The submarine is equipped with food and fuel for 90 days, but if it is stranded underwater, the oxygen supply could be critically low.

Signals detected from Argentina’s missing submarine

20 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Argentine officials have not been able to determine the location of the missing naval submarine ARA San Juan, despite detecting seven failed satellite calls. The submarine, with 44 crew members on board, lost contact on Wednesday. There is fading hope for the crew's survival as the search continues.

Bolivia: Stepping up the fight against child labour

14 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
In 2014, Bolivia legalized child labour not to endorse it but to regulate the conditions under which children work, a move that faced both domestic and international condemnation. Approximately 20 percent of Bolivian children, including hundreds of thousands under 17, are engaged in work across various sectors such as agriculture, mining, markets, and street vending. The report highlights efforts to address and regulate child labour in Bolivia.

Experts gather in Brazil to discuss ending hepatitis

01 Nov 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
A summit in Brazil aims to eliminate viral hepatitis, a disease that kills over 1.3 million people globally each year, surpassing other chronic illnesses like HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Experts are sharing national experiences to develop global solutions. Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

Argentina’s Macri wins key midterm vote

23 Oct 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
The governing coalition of President Mauricio Macri of Argentina emerged as the clear winner in the midterm election, seen as a referendum on Macri's pro-market economic reforms. The result boosts Macri's prospects for a second term in the upcoming presidential elections. Former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner returned to politics, winning a Senate seat.

Missing Argentine activist’s body found days before election

22 Oct 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Argentina is set to vote in midterm congressional elections, but the focus has shifted to the discovery of Santiago Maldonado's body, an indigenous rights activist who had been missing since August. Key issues such as the economy, inflation, and rising crime have been overshadowed by this development.

UN Peacekeepers to leave Haiti after 13 years

06 Oct 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
UN Peacekeepers have concluded their mission in Haiti after 13 years, assisting the country through political crises and natural disasters. The peacekeeping mission will officially end later in the month, to be succeeded by a smaller force aimed at strengthening Haiti's judicial system.

UN peacekeepers pulling out of Haiti with controversial legacy

Argentina’s flooding crisis affects ranching community

15 Sep 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Argentina is experiencing severe flooding, resulting in significant losses in grain production and the death of hundreds of cattle. The crisis is particularly impacting the ranching community in Rauch, Argentina.

Netanyahu arrives in Argentina for Latin America trip

12 Sep 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Benjamin Netanyahu is in Argentina for the first visit by an Israeli leader to the country. He is expected to meet President Mauricio Macri and pay homage to the victims of attacks on the Israeli embassy and a Jewish community centre in the 1990s.

Bolivia’s Morales criticised over road in biodiverse region

27 Aug 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Bolivia President Evo Morales visited the environmentally sensitive Tipnis National Park to promote a road building project, which he believes will enhance the economy. The region is recognized for its diverse ecosystem and isolated native culture.

Argentina floods damage homes in south

12 Apr 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Southern Argentina has experienced unprecedented rainfall, leading to mudslides that have damaged homes. Hundreds of troops have been deployed to assist in rescue and repair operations. The report is provided by Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler from Comodoro Rivadavia.

Ecuadorian voters seek economic change under new president

02 Apr 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
Ecuador is conducting the second round of presidential elections with voters deciding between former vice president Lenin Moreno and conservative banker Guillermo Lasso. The main issues are the country's struggling economy, corruption, and crime. Rafael Correa is stepping down after a decade in power.

Brazil canals to bring relief to drought-hit regions

Manaus residents live in fear after prison breaks

13 Jan 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
In northern Brazil, about 100 inmates have died in 2017 due to riots sparked by rival drug gang feuds, overcrowding, underfunding, and corruption in prisons. The violence began with a January 1 riot in Amazonas, leaving 56 dead, followed by 33 deaths in Roraima on January 6, and 10 more in subsequent clashes. Over 100 inmates have escaped, causing fear among Manaus residents. Brazil's prisons are severely overcrowded, with over 600,000 inmates in facilities meant for less than 400,000. The government plans to build more prisons, but immediate solutions are needed to manage the current crisis.

Manaus residents live in fear after prison breaks

13 Jan 2017  |  www.aljazeera.com
In 2017, approximately 100 inmates have been killed in northern Brazil's prison riots, driven by rival drug gang feuds, overcrowding, underfunding, and corruption. The violence began with a riot on January 1 in Amazonas, followed by another on January 6 in Roraima, and smaller clashes in Amazonas and Paraiba. Over 100 inmates remain at large, causing fear among Manaus residents. The prison system, housing over 600,000 inmates in facilities built for fewer than 400,000, is plagued by corruption. The government plans to build more jails, but immediate control is needed to prevent further riots.

Traditional Bolivian healers tackle diabetes crisis

28 Dec 2016  |  www.aljazeera.com
Bolivia faces a national diabetes crisis, with nearly 500,000 citizens affected. The government collaborates with traditional healers to address the issue, particularly within indigenous communities. Traditional medicine, once outlawed until the 1980s, is now being integrated with modern medical practices to educate and prevent diabetes.

Traditional Bolivian healers tackle diabetes crisis

28 Dec 2016  |  www.aljazeera.com
Diabetes is becoming a national crisis in Bolivia, affecting nearly 500,000 people. The government is collaborating with traditional healers to address the issue, especially in indigenous communities. This partnership aims to merge traditional healing practices with modern medicine to educate Bolivians on prevention and treatment. Traditional medicine, once outlawed, is now encouraged to work alongside modern healthcare to tackle this growing health problem.

Brazil teenage girl raped by 30 men speaks out

31 May 2016  |  www.aljazeera.com
A 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro was drugged and raped by about 30 men, who then posted a video of the attack on social media, shocking Brazil. The victim has spoken out about her ordeal, expressing the emotional and physical pain she endured. The initial police response was criticized for insensitivity, leading to a new investigator taking over. Police are actively searching for suspects, and Brazil's Congress has recently passed laws to increase sentences for violence against women, though rights groups report high rates of sexual assaults in the country.
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