Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America. The term "Latin America" was first used in an 1856 conference with the title "Initiative of the America. Idea for a Federal Congress of the Republics", by the Chilean politician Francisco Bilbao. The term was used also by Napoleon III's French government in the 1860s as Amérique latine to consider French-speaking territories in the Americas, along with the larger group of countries where Spanish and Portuguese languages prevailed, including the Spanish-speaking portions of the United States Today, areas of Canada and the United States where Spanish, Portuguese and French are predominant are typically not included in definitions of Latin America.
Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic.. Reuters - Published
Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the.. Reuters - Published
According to Business Insider, Peru's former president shot himself in the neck as officers came to arrest him over bribery allegations on Wednesday morning. García is accused of receiving bribes from..
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of aiding Venezuela's economic collapse and slammed the arrival of Russian troops in Venezuela, calling actions by both countries "hypocritical." Rough..
The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2019. As Fred Katayama reports, it blamed U.S.-China trade tensions and Britain's messy divorce from the E.U., among other..
China on Monday condemning as "slanderous" criticism U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made of Beijing's policies in South America, saying countries there would soon see who their "true friend" was. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended sanctions on Venezuela and said the United States would not "quit the fight" in the socialist-run Latin American nation which is spiraling into.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended sanctions on Venezuela and said countries in the region would understand that the United States was not the "malign actor" in the socialist-run.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China's growing presence is a concern for.. Reuters - Published