Latin America

Cuba Presents Draft for New Constitution That Eliminates References to Communism

The National Assembly is expected to pass the new constitution in the coming days.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1:56 pm

Bloody Uprising in Nicaragua Could Trigger the Next Central American Refugee Crisis

This violence may prompt many Nicaraguans to start fleeing their country soon, too.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 11:04 am

Crisis in Peru’s Legal System Deepens

The head of Peru’s judicial branch, Judge Duberlí Rodríguez, resigned yesterday in the wake of the corruption scandal.

  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 2:51 pm

Getting by in Venezuela: Chronicles of Survival and Hope

Venezuelanalysis goes to the street to hear the voices, struggles and hopes of regular Venezuelans in times of economic crisis.

  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 3:54 pm

Puerto Rico Names Third Power Company CEO in a Week

Last week there was a controversy when CEO Walter Higgins, who was supposed to be making a $450,000 salary plus bonus, resigned.

  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1:25 pm

Guatemala’s History of Genocide Hurts Mayan Communities to This Day

July 18 marks 36 years since the Plan de Sánchez massacre. he search for justice Tfor the genocide’s victims continues.

  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 6:09 pm

Nicaraguan Government Takes Back Rebel City of Masaya by Force

Bombs rained for hours on the indigenous neighborhood of Monimbó.

  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1:44 pm

Colombian Former Rebel Rejects Congress Seat to Protest Unfulfilled Peace Process

In a letter made public yesterday, Iván Márquez said Colombian and U.S. authorities of had staged a “judicial set-up” against imprisoned FARC leader Jesús Santrich.

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 12:13 pm

Turmoil Continues in Nicaragua: Up to 12 Died Over the Weekend

After a day of national strike, police forces tried to vacate the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, which has been occupied by students during two months of protests.

  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 12:33 pm

Brazil’s Lula Is Acquitted of One of Seven Remaining Corruption Charges

The prosecutors’ office finally asked the judge to acquit Lula of obstruction of justice as the witnesses against him weren’t sufficiently credible.

  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 11:52 am

As Ecuador Upholds Sentence Against Chevron, New York State Disbars Representing Lawyer for Bribery

Oil operations between 1964 and 1992 caused environmental damages.

  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 12:20 pm

Colombia Signs Law to Allow Collective Demobilization of Criminal Gangs

Santos announced that Colombia’s largest illegal armed group will be demobilizing “in the coming days.” 

  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1:24 pm

The US Menaced Ecuador Into Backing Off UN Breast-Milk Resolution

A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services denied the agency was involved in threatening Ecuador.

  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 1:53 pm

Nicaragua Government Opens Blocked Roads But Leaves 14 Dead After Day of Confrontations

The State Department of the United States ordered on Friday the evacuation of all non-essential staff from its embassy.

  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1:17 pm

Ecuadorean Judge Issues International Capture Order for Ex-President Correa

The former president has dismissed the accusations and the arrest order as a plot against him by the government of his former ally and handpicked successor President Lenín Moreno.

  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 11:05 am

Seven People Murdered in Southwestern Colombia, Raising Questions About Why They Were Killed

Initial reports pointed responsibility towards a new group that called itself Popular Commando of Social Cleansing which had put out a menacing pamphlet some days before. Newer reports point towards the ELN rebels.

  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 12:14 pm

High Court in Peru Rejects Ex-President Toledo’s Attempt to Stop Extradition Request

Toledo’s defense argued that the speed with which the request was processed showed there was a political persecution against him

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 12:48 pm

A Story About Race and a Colombian Family: Es Complicado

In the eyes of my aunts, my dad had not selected the proper mate.

  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 3:57 pm

Mexico’s Leftist López Obrador Wins Presidency by Overwhelming Victory

During the massive election day, violence and reports of corruption marred the mood.

  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 12:49 pm

Venezuela Averted a Military Coup Ahead of May’s Presidential Elections

One of the plot’s coordinators who escaped arrest said that Colombian and U.S. officials allegedly knew about the plot but didn’t provide active support.

  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 11:42 am