Daniel Schweimler

Daniel Schweimler

Latin America

Brazil oil company Petrobras boss resigns amid truckers' strike

Pedro Parente's resignation was one of the demands of striking workers due to worries that he was going to privatise Brazil's share of the Latin American oil company.

Brazil oil company Petrobras boss resigns amid truckers' strike

Latin America

Brazil oil workers walk out as truckers' strike eases

Protest takes place against the backdrop of a nine-day strike by truckers that has blocked roads and led to shortages of food, fuel and medical supplies across Brazil.

Brazil oil workers walk out as truckers' strike eases

Latin America

Brazil: Oil workers threaten strike action amid truckers' protest

A Petrobras oil workers union has said it plans its own 72-hour walkout starting on Wednesday

Brazil: Oil workers threaten strike action amid truckers' protest

Latin America

Brazil: President orders army to clear roads amid truckers strike

The truck drivers' strike, driven by higher fuel prices, is causing shortages of food and petrol in some areas.

Brazil: President orders army to clear roads amid truckers strike

Venezuela

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro sworn in for a new term

Maduro acknowledged Venezuela's difficulties in a speech at the ceremony, but repeated his accusations that foreign countries, led by the US, were undermining the economy.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro sworn in for a new term

Latin America

Chile sex abuse scandal: Catholics attempt to rebuild faith

The Catholic Church is still an intrinsic part of Chilean society, and believers keep coming to church, but now they’re demanding change right from the top.

Chile sex abuse scandal: Catholics attempt to rebuild faith

Argentina

Argentina economy: Peso rises after interest rate jump

Argentina's central bank raised interest rates for the third time in a week after the Argentine peso slumped against the US dollar on Thursday.

Argentina economy: Peso rises after interest rate jump

Latin America

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay's president

Mario Abdo Benitez won by a smaller margin than predicted by opinion polls.

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay's president

Argentina

More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

More than 10,000 people in the northern Argentine province of Salta have fled their homes after the Pilcomayo River burst its banks, causing extensive flooding.

More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

Bolivia

Bolivia's shoeshine 'boys' fight discrimination

Bolivia's shoeshine 'boys' have long been victims of discrimination, wearing masks to hide their identities.

Bolivia's shoeshine 'boys' fight discrimination

Argentina

Dakar rally 2018: Toughest race in motor sport ends

The Dakar rally covers more than 9,000km through three countries and some of the most challenging terrain in the world.

Dakar rally 2018: Toughest race in motor sport ends

Bolivia

Bolivia: Helping children break the cycle of poverty

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America. But new programmes have been launched to help children escape the poverty cycle.

Bolivia: Helping children break the cycle of poverty