November 22, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by South Korea's Woori Bank against Bark of America's Merrill Lynch unit. The lawsuit, which concerned losses from USD $143 million of collateralized debt obligations, was dismissed in February by ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina unanimously ruled that a rape victim cannot be prosecuted for seeking an abortion. The decision came on the heels of a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that criticized the lack of access to safe abortions in Argentina. Much like the rest of the ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Amerigo Incalcaterra, the regional representative for South America from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), expressed concern Tuesday over the violence in prisons in South America after the death of at least three prisoners in Uruguay, two in Argentina, two in ...[read more]
June 10, 2010
by Joseph Schaeffer
Ekaterina Sivolobova, a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, writes about the problem of legal impunity in Uruguay... Without a doubt, legal impunity is a problem affecting Latin America. Most South American states have issued amnesty laws that prevent the ...[read more]
February 5, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
A federal judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit that accuses Chiquita Brands International Inc. of assisting Marxist rebels who killed Colombian missionaries may go forward. The suit was brought by family members of five North American missionaries who had worked for the New Tribes Mission (NTM) in ...[read more]
December 17, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On December 17, 1830, South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar died in Columbia. During his lifetime, Bolivar led successful revolutions against Spanish colonial rule throughout South America. His efforts led to the independence of the modern-day nations of Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, ...[read more]
December 8, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On December 8, 2004, the leaders of all 12 countries in South America signed the Cusco Declaration, creating the Union of South American Nations. The organization is intended to evolve into a union similar to the European Union with a Presidency, Parliament, Central Bank and eventual single ...[read more]
August 17, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 17, 1870, Esther Morris became the first woman magistrate in America when she was appointed Justice of the Peace for South Pass City, Wyoming. Learn more about Esther Morris. ... ...[read more]
January 10, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Italy Thursday requested the extradition of 139 South Americans accused of kidnapping and murdering 25 Italian dissidents during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s and 80s. The suspects, including former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla, former Uruguayan dictator Juan Bordaberry and others inv... ...[read more]

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