Daniel Schweimler

Daniel Schweimler

Latin America

Brazil state governor to continue prison reforms despite attacks

In Brazil's Ceara state, the local government has been attacked and threatened by drug gangs after implementing prison reforms intended to curtail their influence, but the governor vows to fight on.

Brazil state governor to continue prison reforms despite attacks

Latin America

Fighting Brazil's gangs: Bolsonaro sends troops to Ceara state

Police say the rise of violent crime in Ceara is retaliation against the president's crackdown on gangs.

Fighting Brazil's gangs: Bolsonaro sends troops to Ceara state

Latin America

Bolivia bionic teen making prosthetics for others

'People who have lost a hand often hide it, cover it up, they don't want to show it.'

Bolivia bionic teen making prosthetics for others

Latin America

Bolivia's president to run for fourth term, opponents outraged

Anger, mostly centred in Santa Cruz, erupts with protesters setting the electoral commission office on fire.

Bolivia's president to run for fourth term, opponents outraged

Latin America

US slams Russia over its joint military exercise with Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has consistently accused US of plotting to overthrow him.

US slams Russia over its joint military exercise with Venezuela

Latin America

Copa Libertadores final postponed again, fans upset

Final match between two fierce Argentine rivals is postponed again owing to previous day’s attack on Boca Juniors' bus.

Copa Libertadores final postponed again, fans upset

Latin America

Brazil election: What is behind the rise of Jair Bolsonaro?

Right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro holds a lead in polls and is expected to win second round of voting.

Brazil election: What is behind the rise of Jair Bolsonaro?

Brazil Elections 2018

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence

Series of attacks against Workers' Party supporters, journalists, and activists blamed on supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence

Argentina

Argentina hopes Youth Olympics with boost a variety of sports

Argentine trainers and coaches see hosting the event as an opportunity to increase public interest in sport - other than football, for which the nation is renowned.

Argentina hopes Youth Olympics with boost a variety of sports

Latin America

A lesson from legends at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

A lesson from legends. Olympic greats share their knowledge at the Youth Games under way in Argentina.

A lesson from legends at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Latin America

Third Youth Olympic Games kicks off in Buenos Aires

This year's Games in Argentina have added four new sports: karate, roller sports, sport climbing and breakdancing.

Third Youth Olympic Games kicks off in Buenos Aires

Latin America

Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run

Former leader is serving 12-year prison sentence for corruption, leaving many Brazilian voters feeling disillusioned or disinterested.

Brazil election: Thousands call for Lula da Silva to run