Daniel Schweimler

Daniel Schweimler

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

Latin America

Brazil measles outbreak: Child vaccination campaign under way

An outbreak of measles has killed five people and infected thousands more across the country.

Brazil measles outbreak: Child vaccination campaign under way

Latin America

Brazil's ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

The former president, jailed for corruption, has been part of Brazil's political scene for 40 years and many of his supporters believe he is responsible for raising millions out of poverty.

Brazil's ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

Argentina

Argentina: Ex-president summoned to testify in corruption scandal

Former Argentina President Cristina Kirchner has been summoned for questioning in a corruption scandal that Argentines are likening to Brazil's massive "Car Wash" investigation.

Argentina: Ex-president summoned to testify in corruption scandal

Latin America

Massive blackout leaves Venezuela in the dark

Power outage left 80 percent of the capital Caracas and some nearby areas without electricity for several hours.

Massive blackout leaves Venezuela in the dark

Latin America

Brazil: Many alarmed over boost to pesticide use in agriculture

Families slam commission recommendation on easing restrictions on deadly pesticides that are contaminating the environment and causing sky-high cancer rates and other health crises.

Brazil: Many alarmed over boost to pesticide use in agriculture

Latin America

Brazil's vision to export technological innovations to the world

As the world becomes less homogeneous and less Western, the BRICS countries are seeking to strengthen their alliance and Brazil believes it can contribute its talents in technology and innovation.

Brazil's vision to export technological innovations to the world

Latin America

Intimidation and murder: Brazilians fight unequal land ownership

Confronting logging and mining companies and agribusinesses can be lethal in Brazil, the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists.

Intimidation and murder: Brazilians fight unequal land ownership

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