Latin America News Dispatch

In Uruguay, New Law Grants Rights to Transgender People

The approved law requires the Uruguayan state to ensure that a minimum number of them is represented in the government.

  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 1:30 pm

Trump Threatens to Close Border to Keep Out Migrant Caravan

Trump had already threatened to end U.S. aid to Honduras if the government did not halt the migrant caravan.

  • Oct 19, 2018
  • 2:39 pm

Brazilian President Temer Charged With Corruption

Prosecutors still have two weeks to decide whether to bring a formal case against the president

  • Oct 18, 2018
  • 11:38 am

President Trump Threatens Honduras to Stop Immigrant Caravan

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has previously defended migrants, stating that “migration is a human right.”

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 12:26 pm

Human Rights Groups Call for Release of Protesters Arrested in Nicaragua

The group  gathered to march under the motto “United for Liberty.”

  • Oct 16, 2018
  • 4:29 pm

Honduras Migrant Caravan Marches North, Heads for US

The caravan is expected to reach the Guatemalan border today.

  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1:00 pm

Poll: Far-Right Bolsonaro Leads Big in Brazil

The new poll suggests his support may still be growing, with 49 percent of respondents indicating they intend to vote for the extremist retired Army captain over center-left former São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad.

  • Oct 12, 2018
  • 2:07 pm

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori Detained for Money Laundering

Fujimori is the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori who was last week ordered to return to jail for a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 2:57 pm

Former Vice President of Guatemala Sentenced to Prison

Roxana Baldetti was charged with illicit association, fraud, and influence peddling.

  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 2:03 pm

Transgender and Indigenous Candidates Break Glass Ceiling in Brazilian Elections

Erica Malunguinho was elected as a state representative in São Paulo, becoming the first transgender candidate elected to that position.

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 2:35 pm

Bolsonaro Snatches First Round of Brazil’s Presidential Elections

The right-wing candidate will have to face a runoff on October 28 against his opponent, Fernando Haddad, from the Worker’s Party.

  • Oct 8, 2018
  • 10:57 am

Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Trump’s Termination of Temporary Protected Status

“President Trump harbors an animus against non-white, non-European aliens,” wrote Judge Edward Chen of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 2:08 pm

Peru Revokes Fujimori’s Pardon

The Supreme Court annulled the controversial 2017 pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori.

  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1:17 pm

Government Audit Finds Failures in Trump’s Child Separation Policy

The audit found that hundreds of separated children were detained for longer than the three-day time limit in Border Patrol facilities.

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 12:25 pm

Canada Joins US and Mexico in Trade Deal to Replace NAFTA

The agreement also grants the U.S. greater access to the Canadian dairy market and gives some preference to car manufacturers that pay their workers $16 per hour.

  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 1:23 pm

Journalistic Investigation Reveals How Illegal Timber Ransacks Amazon Forest

More than 17 percent of tree cover has been lost to deforestation.

  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 12:35 pm

Mexicans Indignant Over Light Sentence in Infamous Duarte Corruption Case

Javier Duarte’s case has been cast as emblematic of pervasive corruption in the long-dominant Institutional Revolution Party.

  • Sep 28, 2018
  • 3:31 pm

Venezuela Under Fire at UN General Assembly

Nicolás Maduro told a small audience at the close of Wednesday’s assembly that he was willing to “shake hands” with President Trump and discuss an “open agenda.”

  • Sep 27, 2018
  • 11:29 am

Trump Criticizes Venezuela at UN General Assembly

The President also slapped financial sanctions on four people closely associated with Maduro, including his wife Cilia Flores.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 12:03 pm

Chinese Naval Medical Ship Docks in Venezuela

China says the ship is providing needed medical services to Venezuelans amid the crushing economic crisis.

  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 10:07 am

US Could Deny Green Cards to Immigrants Receiving Public Benefits

The new rule is planned to ensure that immigrants “can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits,” according to a press release.

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 11:29 am