Latin America

New Venezuelan Currency Tied to Oil Price and With Five Fewer Zeroes Began Circulating Yesterday

Venezuela’s hyperinflation crisis is set against a backdrop of crippling U.S. financial sanctions.

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1:23 pm

Venezuelan Migrants Attacked in Brazil and Stopped From Reaching Ecuador

As many as 1,200 Venezuelans rushed back to their country fearing for their safety.

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1:43 pm

Environmental Indigenous Activist Is Killed in Brazil Amid Conflict With Logging Mafias

Up to 80 Guajajaras have been killed since 2000 as part of a fierce conflict with illegal loggers.

  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

Facebook Restores Page of teleSUR English

This was the second time this year that teleSUR English Facebook page was taken down this year.

  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 3:07 pm

Colombian Intelligence Agency Ex-Deputy Chief Is Convicted of 1999 Murder of Popular Comedian Jaime Garzón

Colombia’s top administrative court found the state responsible for Garzon’s killing in 2016.

  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 12:27 pm

Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández Testifies in Court, Denies Wrongdoing

She says that Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio is a politically motivated “enemy judge.”

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

Venezuelan Government Releases ‘Confession’ Video of Jailed Lawmaker Who Still Hasn’t Seen Lawyers

Juan Requesens was taken into custody without an arrest warrant on accusations of being involved in a drone attack.

  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

Argentina Senate Rejects Controversial Bill to Legalize Abortion

The current law dates from 1921 and allows abortion only when pregnancy is the result of rape or when it poses grave risks to the woman’s health.

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1:16 pm

New Colombian President Iván Duque Takes Office Amid Polarization

Thousands gathered at public squares around the country to call for the preservation of the peace deal 

  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1:25 pm

Brazil Closes and Then Reopens Its Northern Frontier to Venezuelan Migrants

Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber said that the closure was unconstitutional.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1:59 pm

For These Two Nicaraguans, the Fight Is for a Democratic Future

The country “needs its sons and daughters now more than ever.”

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 12:29 pm

Venezuelan Government Says Two Drones Exploded During Maduro’s Speech at Military Parade

One of the drones exploded near the podium were Maduro was speaking.

  • Aug 6, 2018
  • 1:55 pm

Venezuela’s President Maduro Survives Assassination Attack on Live TV

Six arrests have already been made in the spectacular foiled terrorist attack.

  • Aug 5, 2018
  • 8:09 pm

Venezuela Relaxes Foreign Currency Exchange Controls

The unanimously approved bill will decriminalize the holding and sale of foreign currency allowing exchange offices to be reopened, but the government will continue to control the exchange rate with two different rates.

  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1:09 pm

A Federal Judge Ordered Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández to Testify on Alleged Corruption

Fernández, who was called to testify on August 13, is currently a senator, which grants her immunity from prosecution

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 2:35 pm

Federal Control Board Overseeing Puerto Rico’s Finances Predicts ‘Tepid’ Economic Growth

Chairman José Carrión said the board has made progress on its objectives of achieving fiscal balance and resolving the debt crisis, but the report criticizes Puerto Rico’s government for refusing to eliminate labor protections.

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 2:00 pm

Mexico’s Murder Rate Surpasses Peak Levels of 2011

The new data breaks the record for the highest number of murders since comparable records began being kept in 1997.

  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 2:51 pm

The White House Addressed the Crisis in Nicaragua: Here Is What It Said

“The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence… and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests.”

  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 4:07 pm

In Nicaragua, Peaceful and Massive Opposing Marches Took to the Streets on Saturday

There have been complaints for weeks that anti-government protesters were being turned away from public medical facilities.

  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 2:14 pm

Trump Administration Failed to Reunite All Separated Migrant Children Before Court Deadline

711 children remain in federal custody and have been deemed “ineligible” for reunification.

  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 12:32 pm