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Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation.

Mercurial Tango: Putin's Odd Courtship of Argentina

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In light of the history, Argentina seems like the last country one would expect to embrace Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Learning to Lose in Argentina

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.

The Changing Face and Gender of Latin America's Rulers

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Lorena Aguilar

The struggle for gender equality and women's empowerment in Latin America has been long, difficult, and full of push backs. In some places it has been marked by violence that has led to the indiscriminate killing of women, based solely on their gender.

Latin American Leaders Meet In Cuba To Discuss Poverty And Inequality

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday to talk about poverty and inequality at a summit of a fl...

LOOK: The Week That Was In Latin America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombians showed their support in a nighttime rally last week for Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, who is holding on to his job after a judge suspended to...

Argentine President Breaks 40-Day Silence

AP | DEBORA REY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez spoke publicly for the first time in more than 40 days Wednesday, ending a long silence ...

Argentina's Economy Faces Challenges As Growth Slows

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez has tried to reinvent her image since her return from skull surgery. She's put aside the...

Argentine President Has Big Plans For Economy

AP | DEBORA REY | Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Wednesday that she's going to deepen her government's left-leaning econom...

Cristina Fernandez Is Back After Surgery

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 11.19.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez returned to work Monday after six weeks of rest from skull surgery, and quickly remade h...

Argentine President May Lose Control Of Congress During Recovery

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and DEBORA REY | Posted 10.26.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez faces an election Sunday that is sure to open a fie...

Argentine President Making 'Strong Recovery' After Surgery

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, who had surgery two weeks ago to remove a blood clot on her brain, is making a strong recovery, a senior govern...

Argentine President Leaves Hospital After Surgery

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was being released from a hospital on Sunday, five ...

Doctors Say Argentine President 'Evolving Favorably'

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Doctors were siphoning blood from beneath President Cristina Fernandez's skull on Tue...

Argentina's President Suffers Brain Hematoma

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Doctors ordered a month's rest for Argentina's president on Saturday after they found bloo...

Snowden Fallout: U.S. Wary of Brazilian Assertiveness in "Blue Amazon"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

U.S. espionage is hardly surprising in light of the high financial stakes: currently, Brazil seeks to exploit large offshore oil deposits which could utterly transform the country's economic fortunes.

Latin American Leaders Love Twitter

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES -- Whenever Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez uses Twitter, controversy often follows. Although tweet discussions range in content...

Snowden Fallout: Paranoid Obama Spies on South American Friends as Well as Foes

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

What's behind Piñera's cautious handling of the Snowden affair? Perhaps, the Chileans envy Washington's eavesdropping capabilities and want to secure greater access to the PRISM program. Or maybe, Santiago has been working with Washington all along.

Call Her Grandma

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez is now a grandmother. The country's state-run news service Telam reported Mo...

In Argentina, Football as Political Weapon

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Imagine Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes anchor, being a critic of President Obama. Now, imagine Obama mandating the Washington Redskins change their starting...

Argentina's Kirchner Is One Misstep Away From Calamity

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president has found herself in the middle of an economic and political minefield and the map she is using has been proven to be outdated, inaccurate and explosive.

PHOTOS: Eva Peron's Style Set The Bar For Fashionable First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 05.06.2013 | Style

When we hear the name "Evita," we immediately think of Madonna's infamous portrayal of the Argentinean first lady in the 1996 biopic -- especially tha...

Latin American Presidents Love Twitter... Maybe Too Much

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

By Brian Winter BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - When a million angry Argentines flooded the streets earlier this month to protest her governme...

For Argentina's Nationalized Oil 'Industry': A Year of Nothing

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Pierpaolo Barbieri

Unlike true democracies, authoritarian leaders can never admit mistakes, lest they show their fallibility. That is why in spite of the facts, new commercials are being broadcast explaining the victories of YPF and its nationalization.

'Never In My Life Has A Pope Kissed Me'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' diplomatic skills will be put to the test on Tuesday as he hosts political leaders from 130 nations and religious r...