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Latin America Correspondent — Globe and Mail
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Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia and Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, failed trapeze artist

Brazilian judge in Eike Batista’s trial caught driving seized Porsche — The trial of disgraced Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista took a turn for the surreal on Tuesday when the Rio tabloid Extra published a photograph of the judge driving a Porsche that was among the luxury goods seized from Mr. Batista after his bankruptcy.

Argentine President set to leave office and a divided nation — It's been a strange couple of weeks in the world of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. She has been accused of conspiring to subvert the course of justice by a special prosecutor, who then turned up dead the day before he was to speak to a congressional committee about his charges.

Brazil's Petrobras CEO is the latest casualty in bribery scandal — The ever-widening bribery scandal at Brazil's parastatal energy giant Petrobras appears to have claimed its highest profile victim yet, with the rumoured ousting of chief executive Maria das Gracas Foster on Tuesday. According to Brazilian media reports, Ms. Foster has been fired and government will confirm her departure imminently.

Prosecutor confirms discovery of arrest warrant for Argentine President — The strange case of the death of Alberto Nisman took another turn on Tuesday, with confirmation that the Argentine prosecutor had drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Mr. Nisman was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan.

Theories over death of Alberto Nisman stir dark memories in Argentina — Two weeks after a special prosecutor was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, Argentines are struggling to understand why. Was it suicide? Did President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner order his murder? Did Hezbollah assassinate him to protect Iran? Or, as the President now suggests, did he die at the hands of rogue spy agency agents?

Are these Brazilian islands really the most beautiful place on Earth? — On my first day on Fernando de Noronha, I was grouchy. The journey to the island was exhausting. My partner Meril and I staggered off the third flight in nine hours only to face reams of Brazilian bureaucracy - a conservation fee to pay in one line, registration in another, a park pass to buy across town.

Pushing for change in Brazil’s cesarean-reliant birthing culture — Barbara Saboya was trapped in a bed, hours into labour with her second child last October, when her doctor told her he was booking a cesarean section. She and the fetus were in fine health, but her doctor had plans and didn't feel like waiting for her labour to progress; he said someone else needed the room.

How Bogota’s street artists became an international must-see scene — In a cluttered and dingy studio in an old neighbourhood of Bogota, the artist Vogel is preparing to paint a series of portraits. His subject is the Disappeared - people who have gone missing in Colombia's 60 gruelling years of civil conflict. He paints them from photographs provided by their families; his medium is aerosol-propelled pigment on cement.

Why Colombians don’t believe a deal with the rebels will make a difference — At first, S. ticks them off on her fingers, but she quickly passes 10: the kids from the neighbourhood, the kids from school, all gone. "Of the generation I grew up with, none are left. Five are dead. No, six. And five were recruited by the gangs.

The making of a monster — From the time he was a tiny child, his parents coached him: Use a fake name. Say you are from the west. Lie about your family. If ever the rebels get you, they told him, make sure they don't know where your family is - or none of us will ever be safe again.
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Feb 26, 2015

In not-so-startling news, Jude de Souza is off Eike Batista's insider trading case, after driving EB's seized Porsche…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @thehartley: "In the no-nonsense parlance of York Regional Police, they were described as 'elephants outstanding.'" Tremendous. @omarelakkad is the king.

Feb 26, 2015

@rorihuela @jacquiemcnish among the many, many reasons that my children have gender neutral names ...

Feb 26, 2015

RT @R_Valente1: @snolen Economist Article on Brazil is because BR are v close to beating US Soya crop >>>…

Feb 26, 2015

lordalmighty "@jacquiemcnish Love this: Men named John, Robert, James and William outnumber all women on corp boards"

Feb 26, 2015

@McLainSean you, my friend, will get ZERO sympathy about 6:31 (aka a lie-in, around here), not from the parents of 4:51 baby.

Feb 25, 2015

@McLainSean each one? urgh. (Also - how ARE you? how is that ADORABLE baby?)

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