South America

British Airways: 50,000 passengers stranded after de-icing meltdown at Heathrow

At 9pm on Sunday night, around 300 passengers waiting at Heathrow for British Airways flight 245 to Buenos Aires discovered they would be not be …

Aviation

A masculine status: The social obligation of the Brazilian man to show off a white wife with whom to start a family

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>In reality, this really isn’t too hard to pick up on. If one were to hang out with enough Brazilian men and pay close</i> …

Women of Color

Arrest of Rio drug kingpin brings fear of power grab – and further violence

Rogério da Silva was caught in an operation involving 3,000 troops and police but residents of Rocinha, the favela he sought to control, remain on edge<p>The high-profile arrest this week of Rio drug lord Rogério da Silva – known as Rogério 157 – was not celebrated in Rocinha, the favela he once …

Brazil

The Best Day Trips from Rio de Janeiro (Plus, a Few Long Weekend Jaunts)

With its unrivaled beach scene, stunning mountain landscape, funk and samba sounds, diverse nightlife, and amazing cultural offerings, you might …

Brazil

Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro blocks opposition parties from presidential poll

Three of Venezuela's largest opposition parties have been banned from taking part in the 2018 presidential election. President Nicolas Maduro said …

Venezuela

Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election

As the President of Venezuela consolidated his party’s hold on power with what appeared to be a landslide win at municipal polls this weekend, he …

World News

Venezuela's unpopular president Nicolas Maduro is winning by making sure his opponents lose

• <b>Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has held onto power despite growing opposition to his rule.</b>• <b><br>He has done so by ensuring that his opponents lose political power.</b>• <b><br>He has pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy in Venezuelan politics.</b><p>Nicolás Maduro, president of crisis-stricken Venezuela, will run for …

Venezuela

Warner Bros. Confirms DC Film Lineup, Including Justice League Dark

While at the <b>Comic Con Experience 2017</b> in Sao Paulo, Brazil, fans got a chance to see the lineup for the upcoming DCEU films from Warner Bros. With …

Superheroes

Venezuela’s ruling party wins big in mayoral elections

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event with supporters in Caracas, Venezuela December 1, 2017. (Photo via Reuters)<p>BTech (Fail): …

Venezuela

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro says opposition barred from presidential race

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced on Sunday that leading opposition parties will be barred from taking part in next year’s presidential …

Venezuela

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Argentina

A small and long overdue step toward justice in the ’94 Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

The wheels of justice can grind exceedingly slow in places like Argentina, even when terrorism, mass murder and cover-ups at the highest level of …

Buenos Aires

Venezuela's polling day: 'Wake up and sort it out'

<b>On Sunday, Venezuelans turned out to vote in mayoral elections, the result of which was easy to predict, as opposition parties had boycotted the vote in protest at the government. The BBC's Latin America correspondent Katy Watson reports from Barquisimeto.</b><p>At a voting centre in a poor neighbourhood …

Venezuela

Trump’s disdain casts unease over World Trade Organization summit

WASHINGTON — Instead of relying on the United States as a standard-bearer for open markets, the approaching World Trade Organization ministers’ …

Robert Lighthizer

Ask the Captain: Safety risks from lithium ion batteries

<b>Question: Battery issues on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were in the news a few years ago, but there has been little information on the changes that were made and why Boeing now feels the problems have been addressed. What are your thoughts on the safety of the lithium battery and the Boeing</b> …

Aviation

Trump assault on WTO sparks member backlash

Shawn Donnan and Benedict Mander in Buenos Aires<p>December 10, 2017<p>An assault by Donald Trump on the World Trade Organization has provoked a backlash …

Robert Lighthizer

With foes absent, Venezuela's socialists to gain from local vote

CARACAS: Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party looked set to sweep Sunday's nationwide mayoral polls, deepening opposition splits and consolidating …

Venezuela

Miranda, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and... Felipe? Porto man eyes World Cup role

With the World Cup just months away, a whole host of Brazilian defenders are hopeful that they can complete coach Tite’s quartet for Russia.<p>With …

Soccer

Brazilians defining themselves as black has grown 15%; while pretos and pardos are considered black, pretos are those defining themselves as simply black

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>So what does today’s report really mean in plain English? It’s a topic that’s been discussed here since the debut of this blog</i> …

Women of Color

WTO, under fire from US, meets in Buenos Aires

Roberto Azevedo (R), director general of the World Trade Organization, and Susana Malcorra, chair of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, …

News (South Africa)

Fracture in opposition gives advantage to Venezuelan gov't in local elections - Xinhua

by Victoria Arguello<p>CARACAS, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelans will vote on Sunday in municipal elections amidst a prolonged electoral crisis, forcing …

News (China)

JAIL WITH NO BARS!

THIS is a whole different kind of life for thugs!<p>San Pedro Prison is the largest prison in the South American city of La Paz, the capital of …

News (South Africa)

Once the W.T.O.’s Biggest Supporter, U.S. Is Its Biggest Skeptic

WASHINGTON — As officials from the 164 countries in the World Trade Organization gather in Buenos Aires this week for their first major meeting in two years, they will be watching to see whether the United States, once the group’s biggest advocate, is seeking to subvert it.<p>The World Trade …

News (U.S.)

Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16,000 people five months after legalising drug

Five months after legalising recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 …

Cannabis

Venezuela's Ruling Party Dominates Local Elections

CARACAS, Venezuela—The ruling Socialist Party swept local elections in Venezuela after an opposition boycott and widespread allegations of pro-government bias, setting the stage for a presidential vote next year.<p>President Nicolás Maduro said his party won more than 300 of the country’s 335 …

World News

WTO and Food Security: Biting the Hand that Feeds the Poor

Since 2013, controversy has swirled around India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA), the most ambitious food security initiative in the world, with …

Madhya Pradesh

China asks WTO members to safeguard multilateral trade

China on Saturday encouraged the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to safeguard multilateral trade and jointly build an open global …

News (China)

Liam Fox seeks to spearhead tech giants’ grab for ‘digital oil’

Britain’s trade secretary says he wants to discuss rules on customs duties at WTO summit, but campaigners allege a broader agenda<p>Britain’s trade secretary, Liam Fox, will be a star of this week’s meeting in Buenos Aires of the World Trade Organisation. This won’t be for anything he has to say so …

Business

London 'one of most expensive cities in world to catch an Uber'

ES News Email<p>London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to take an Uber, new stats have shown.<p>The UK capital was rated the eighth …

Uber

Place in final at stake for Latin rivals

Gremio and Pachuca face off in the first semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. The prize for the winners is a place in Saturday’s final in …

FIFA