Latin America

Argentine Chamber of Deputies Passes Abortion Bill, With Vote by Senate to Follow

Currently, abortion in Argentina is only legal in cases of rape or when the life or health of the woman is at risk, and women in such cases have to apply to a judge for permission.

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 11:51 am

Nicaraguan Government and Opposition Blame Each Other for Ongoing Violence

At least five people died and 12 were injured yesterday during the ongoing confrontations.

  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 3:06 pm

In Chile, Mapuche Brothers Sentenced to Life in Prison After Controversial Trial

The arson case was tried under Chile’s anti-terrorism laws because Werner Luchsinger and Vivianne Mackay owned lands that were disputed as Mapuche ancestral territory.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 1:03 pm

First Case of Polio Detected in Venezuela Since 1989

The Venezuelan Society of Public Health, a non-governmental doctors’ association, had announced it had identified three suspected cases in an indigenous community and was waiting for confirmation from exams.

  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 11:54 am

Nicaraguan Bishops Attempt to Restart Mediation Between Government and Protesters

No formal plan was reached as Daniel Ortega requested a “period of reflection” to consider the bishops’ proposal, which was not made public.

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 12:30 pm

Venezuela Releases Chevron Executives, Spain Arrests Son of Venezuelan Oil Magnate

Carlos Algarra and René Vásquez are Venezuelan citizens and were arrested in mid-April during a widespread corruption probe of the oil sector that led to the detention of more than 80 executives at PDVSA.

  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 12:20 pm

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala Erupts Again, Creating Panic and New Evacuation Orders

The death toll from Sunday’s eruption was raised to 75 by the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, with 23 of those already identified.

  • Jun 6, 2018
  • 11:23 am

I Go to El Salvador Despite the Danger Because the Kids There Need My Medical Expertise

In short, our mission was arriving at a time when the locals had reason to be angry at Americans. We went anyway because of the children who would surely die if we weren’t there to perform surgery.

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 5:27 pm

The Guaraní Language in Paraguay (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: June 5, 2018

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 3:43 pm

Trump Administration Calls for the Suspension of Venezuela From OAS

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded from Caracas by accusing the U.S. of pressuring countries to side with it by threatening to withdraw financial aid and even impose sanctions.

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

Death Toll of Nicaraguan Protests Rises to 110 After Six Weeks of Turmoil

On Saturday, accusations of fraud and corruption to keep Daniel Ortega in power pressured the chief of the Supreme Electoral Council, Roberto Rivas, to resign.

  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 12:22 pm

Colombia’s Presidential Runoff Will Be Yet Another Referendum on Peace

In late 2016, the Colombian government signed a controversial accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a guerrilla group.

  • May 30, 2018
  • 3:11 pm

Maduro Is Re-elected Venezuelan President, While Opposition Calls Vote Invalid

Turnout for the election was exceptionally low despite polling stations remaining open hours after their normal closing time.

  • May 21, 2018
  • 10:08 am

Life After Deportation in Guatemala (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 20, 2018

  • May 20, 2018
  • 9:28 pm

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Spent 20 Minutes on Venezuela (VIDEO)

Perhaps the most time ever dedicated to the country on US cable TV.

  • May 14, 2018
  • 3:31 pm

The Panama Canal’s Forgotten Victims (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 14, 2018

  • May 14, 2018
  • 8:55 am

Red Cross Says One Million Venezuelans Fled to Colombia in Past Year

The number could be higher since it only includes those who entered Colombia via official migration points.

  • May 11, 2018
  • 1:38 pm

Cuban Economy Has Lost $130 Billion Due to US Embargo, Says UN

The embargo was put into place by the United States in 1962.

  • May 10, 2018
  • 8:52 pm

Nikki Haley: Maduro Must Step Down, ‘Time for Talking’ Is Over

The Trump administration has taken an aggressive position on Venezuela ever since entering the White House.

  • May 9, 2018
  • 1:28 pm