Latin America

Ocasio-Cortez, Refugiados and the Dangerous Liberal Erasure of Latino Identities

The latest examples should worry us all.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 12:54 pm

Colombian Senate Approves Transitional Justice Law, but with Changes

The bill will now have to go back to the lower chamber this week to conciliate the changes made before it can be sanctioned by President Juan Manuel Santos.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 12:35 pm

President of Paraguay Won’t Be Able to Take Senate Seat After He Steps Down

Critics say he may be seeking the immunity from prosecution that a full seat in the Senate grants but an honorary seat doesn’t.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 12:39 pm

A General Strike Against IMF Deal Paralyzes Argentina’s Main Cities

The purpose of the strike was to protest Macri’s decision to turn to the International Monetary Fund for loans in exchange for austerity policies.

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 11:54 am

122 Mexican Politicians Have Been Killed Ahead of Sunday’s Polls

In contrast, during the last election season of 2011-2012, only one candidate and a total of nine politicians were killed.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 12:06 pm

President Trump Stopped Family Separations but Gave No Solution for Those Already Separated

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two different bills that seek to formally end the family separation policy.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 12:24 pm

The Remarkable Rebirth of Medellín (PODCAST)

And it’s not about NARCOS.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 7:12 am

Five More Deaths in Nicaragua as the Government Takes Masaya by Storm

Civil rights organization Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights also denounced an undetermined number of people were taken by the police in “selective raids.”

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 11:43 am

Colombia Elects a Conservative Who Promises to ‘Correct’ Its Peace Accord

The 41-year-old Iván Duque, who has never before held elected office, begins his four-year term in August.

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 9:04 am

Ecuador’s High Court Includes Former President Correa in Kidnap Probe

Correa has not been charged but has been ordered to present himself in front of the tribunal every two weeks even though he lives in Belgium.

  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 3:25 pm

Iván Duque, Conservative Heir to Former President, Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

A major issue in yesterday’s vote was the contentious peace deal with the former rebels of the FARC which won the outgoing president Juan Manuel Santos a Nobel peace prize.

  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 2:03 pm

National Strike Paralyzes Nicaragua Ahead of New Round of Talks

Schools and universities have been closed for weeks, and the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights raised the death toll to 161 but other human rights organizations still have a lower figure of 148 deaths.

  • Jun 15, 2018
  • 12:17 pm

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