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James Francis Whitehead

James Francis Whitehead

James Whitehead is a Buenos Aires-based correspondent for Courthouse News Service who covers Argentina and the broader Latin American region.

Latest Articles by James Francis Whitehead

Brazil braces for turbulent presidential election

President Jair Bolsonaro is behind in the polls to leftist former leader Lula da Silva as fears grow over political violence.

Experts say news coverage led to Chile's rejection of new progressive draft constitution

Chileans voted against the radical draft that would have transformed the state and guaranteed broad rights, yet consensus remains on building an alternative constitution to replace the current dictatorship-era document.

Man detained after attempted assassination of Argentina VP Cristina Kirchner

A 35-year-old Brazilian national is in custody after pushing through a crowd of supporters, raising a pistol at point-blank range, and pulling the trigger — but the gun didn't fire.