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Peace interrupted

2 days agoNews : America's View

TALKS between Colombia’s government and the leftist FARC guerrilla army have not been easy. Knotty problems, such as disarmament and reparations for victims of the 50-year-long civil war, were far from being resolved. But there had been progress and talks were set to continue. Show More Summary

Dilma’s doldrums

2 days agoNews : America's View

AS SHE hobnobs with the other G20 heads of state in Brisbane this weekend, Dilma Rousseff, re-elected last month to a second four-year term as Brazil’s president, will have precious little besides her (narrow) victory to boast about....Show More Summary

After the election, the reckoning

last weekNews : America's View

BRAZIL is not the only emerging economy facing headwinds (see article in this week’s print edition). But it is looking particularly wonky. Having narrowly won a second presidential term on October 26th, this week Dilma Rousseff returned from a spot of post-election R&R to a raft of bad news. Show More Summary

A gruesome mass murder

last weekNews : America's View

THE 43 Mexican student teachers missing since September 26 th appear to have been murdered. Their bodies were then incinerated in a remote rubbish tip beyond the south-western town of Iguala, where they went missing, and their remains were tossed in a river, Mexico’s attorney-general, Jesús Murillo Karam, said on November 7 th. Show More Summary

Facebook, feminism and a furore

2 weeks agoNews : America's View

CANADIANS, like most other people, love stories about how the mighty are fallen. Many of them have been grimly fascinated by the travails of Jian Ghomeshi, who only a couple of months ago was one of the nation's most glamorous media personalities. Show More Summary

Not quite so raucous

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

THE CURTAIN came down on Monday on four years of often-raucous spectacle at Toronto’s city hall when John Tory, a businessman (pictured), won the race to replace Rob Ford as mayor of Canada’s largest city. Mr Ford, who won international...Show More Summary

A broad front advances

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

IN THE weeks preceding Uruguay’s October 26th presidential elections, the capital of Montevideo was blanketed in political advertisements. Billboards for Tabaré Vázquez (pictured), who was president from 2004 to 2009 and belongs to the...Show More Summary

Gone too soon

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

THE St Louis Cardinals’ 2014 season ended in defeat on October 16th, when the San Francisco Giants advanced to Major League Baseball’s (MLB) World Series by beating them four games to one. But hopes were bright in St Louis that the club...Show More Summary

A riven country

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

IT WAS a wild ride. After a tight and tetchy race, marked by innumerable twists and turns, Brazil’s left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff, was re-elected on October 26th to a second four-year term with 51.6% of valid votes. Aécio Neves, of the centre-right opposition, notched up 48.4%. Show More Summary

A nail-biter

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

BY THE time Brazilians pick their president on October 26th they will have few nails left to bite. Three polls published on the eve of the tightest and tetchiest election Brazil has ever seen suggest the race will go to a photo-finish. Show More Summary

At last, the governor goes

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

THE resignation on October 23rd of Ángel Aguirre (pictured), governor of the south-western state of Guerrero, where 43 students have been missing for almost a month, has come too late to assuage the anger of Mexicans clamouring for a decisive response to the tragedy. Show More Summary

The cashmere revolution

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

BUSINESS barons and financiers are not known for taking to the streets. Yet on October 22nd thousands turned out in the centre of São Paulo in support of Aécio Neves, the centre-right challenger to President Dilma Rousseff, of the left-wing Workers’ Party (PT), in a tight run-off election on October 26th. Show More Summary

When fear crosses oceans

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

An ocean away from Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a deep fear of the disease now runs through the Caribbean. The atmosphere recalls the early days of the AIDS epidemic, some 30 years ago. Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar...Show More Summary

Tough questions

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

CANADA'S parliament came under attack on Wednesday from what appears to be a lone gunman, who launched two separate attacks within blocks of each other and then was killed. Although the main parliamentary building was full of MPs for weekly caucus meetings, no one was injured. Show More Summary

Dilma edges ahead

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

BRAZIL is on tenterhooks. With five days to go before the presidential run-off on October 26th the race remains too close to call. But for the first time since the first round of voting two weeks ago the left-wing incumbent, Dilma Rousseff, has gained ground. Show More Summary

Car-smugglers and their rights

4 weeks agoNews : America's View

AFTER hailing a taxi in La Paz recently, your correspondent was intrigued to see that the car’s centre console was in Japanese. Luis Martinez, the driver, chuckled when asked if he was proficient in the Asian language. “Oh, no no. IShow More Summary

Most foul

last monthNews : America's View

BOUND and beaten, with multiple stab-wounds to the chest, the body of Robert Serra, a 27-year-old member of parliament for Venezuela’s ruling party, was found at his Caracas home on the night of October 1st. His female assistant, María Herrera, had also been stabbed to death. Show More Summary

Warm no more

last monthNews : America's View

IN ONE of the most remembered scenes of the film Casablanca, police chief Louis Renault orders the close of Rick's Cafe when he is "shocked, shocked" to learn that there was gambling going on in the establishment. Seconds later a waiter presents Renault with his winnings from roulette. Show More Summary

Neck and neck

last monthNews : America's View

OBSERVERS of Brazil's rollercoaster of a presidential race are becoming inured to surprises. The election's first round on October 5th threw up a big one, when Aécio Neves, of the main centre-right opposition party, rocketed from roughly...Show More Summary

Outrage, at last

last monthNews : America's View

IT WAS “outrageous, painful and unacceptable”. With those words, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto echoed the feelings of the nation on October 6 th after the discovery of 28 charred bodies, dug up the previous weekend in mass graves near the city of Iguala, 80 miles (125km) southwest of the capital. Show More Summary

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