Latin America

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

Stories From El Salvador: Jessica Alegría

I am the actions, hopes, triumphs, and pain of my ancestors.

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1:21 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

Puerto Rico Governor Calls for ‘Elimination’ of Venezuelan Government, Offers to Host ‘Transition’ Logistics

Hypothetical post-Maduro planning has been discussed “at many levels”, Governor Rosselló claimed. His comments follow Trump’s endorsement of a military coup d’état in Venezuela.

  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 3:10 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

PORROS: The Criminal Shock Groups Disrupting Student Protests in Mexico

In Mexico, violent groups likened to goon squads and criminal shock groups have rattled student protestors for decades.

  • Oct 2, 2018
  • 11:28 am

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

Refugees From Venezuela Are Fleeing to Latin American Cities, Not Refugee Camps

Impromptu refugee camps are springing up in towns across South America, fueling anxieties that tent cities may become permanent ghettos.

  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 12:30 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

Nicaragua Poised to Clash With US at UN General Assembly

The United States put the roiling domestic unrest in Nicaragua on the U.N. Security Council’s agenda this month.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 1:48 pm

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

The Rodríguez Sánchez Genocide Trial: Verdict Expected September 26

The trial court is expected to deliver its ruling later that day.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 8:18 am

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

How Donald Trump Could Make Venezuela’s Crisis Dramatically Worse

It harkens back to the one of the ugliest chapters in United States relations with Latin America.

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 6:14 pm

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

An Open Letter to My Hispanic Brothers and Sisters

You are repeating the talking points of racists.

  • Sep 22, 2018
  • 1:38 pm

UN Secretary General Backs Exiled Anti-Corruption Commissioner as Protests Continue in Guatemala

“I see no reason to lose confidence in Commissioner Velásquez,” wrote Guterres.

  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 12:15 pm