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B. 2017-08-05 Venezuela's chief prosecutor rejects dismissal Venezuela
C. 2017-06-09 Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling Brazil
D. 2017-03-31 Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says Venezuela
E. 2016-05-10 Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court Brazil
2016-03-17 Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government Brazil
6. 2015-12-30 Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs Venezuela
H. 2014-07-17 Bolivia lowers working age to 10 Bolivia
8. 2013-07-31 Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill Uruguay

  Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling  Brazil's top electoral court is voting to reject allegations of campaign finance violations that could have removed him from office Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says
Venezuela's chief prosecutor rejects dismissal


year 2017 Top ^

Aug.5
  Luisa Ortega says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations
Jun.9
Mar.31
  Chief prosecutor has said the decision by the Supreme Court to take over legislative powers from the National Assembly violates the law



year 2016 Top ^

May.10
Mar.17
  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.30 Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs  Venezuela's Supreme Court has suspended the inauguration of three opposition MPs who were due to take office next week

year 2014 Top ^

Sep.29 Argentina 'in contempt' of US court  New York: A US judge has ruled that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds Jul.17 Bolivia lowers working age to 10  Bolivia has lowered the legal working age to allow children to work from the age of 10 as long as they also attend school and are self-emplo...

year 2013 Top ^

Jul.31 Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill  Members of Uruguay's House of Representatives have passed a bill to legalise marijuana May.20 Bolivia law backs Morales third term  Bolivia has passed a controversial law which paves the way for President Evo Morales to be elected for a third time Apr.17 Manual recount not possible, chief justice says  Venezuela: A manual recount isn't possible in Venezuela, the head of the Supreme Court said, suggesting there is no legal basis for a ballot-by-ballot ... Apr.13 Venezuela sees electoral law row
  The opposition has made an official complaint against the government following allegations that it broke the law by continuing its campaign on state TV

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.15   Ghana told to free Argentine ship Libertad by UN court   A UN court has ordered the immediate release of ARA Libertad, an Argentine naval ship, impounded by Ghana over a debt dispute

year 2011 Top ^

Jun.10 Colombia passes 'historic' victims' law  Colombia has passed a controversial law which aims to compensate an estimated 4 million victims of the long-running armed conflict May.5 Brazil gay couples get new rights Feb.25 Judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam. Brazil Jan.19 Bolivia wants coca to be legal

year 2010 Top ^

Aug.17 Colombia court blocks US bases deal
Jul.15   Argentina legalises gay marriage
  Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour
Feb.26   High court: Uribe can't run for third term
  Colombia: The Constitutional Court ruled against holding a referendum that could have cleared the way for the president to run for a 3rd consecutive term

year 2009 Top ^

Aug.25 Court ruling allows personal use of pot
  Argentina: Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else Mar.19 Land boost for Indians. Brazil

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.14 Tribe wins legal battle over loggers  Paraguay: A small tribe of Indians who have had virtually no contact with the outside world won a legal battle over a Brazilian company from bulldozing... Mar.7 Setback to reform plan
. Bolivia Jan.31   Rio judge bans float on Holocaust   Rio de Janeiro: A judge has banned a group from parading in the carnival with a float depicting the victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure

year 2007 Top ^

May.25 Court orders TV station seizure  Venezuela: Venezuela's top court has allowed the government to take control of private transmitters as it prepares to replace commercial with state-run... Jan.18   Rule by decree passed for Chavez
  Venezuela: National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting the President the power to rule by decree for 18 months


year 2002 Top ^

Feb.2 Supreme court faces challenge  Argentina: Congress is considering ways of impeaching the supreme court in response to its handling of the banking crisis

year 2000 Top ^

Dec.1   Pinochet to stand trial  Chile: Pinochet must return to house arrest after a judge ordered him to stand trial on kidnapping charges


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