Latin America

Attorneys Demand Release of Award-Winning Mexican Journalist

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled to the U.S. and sought asylum with his son in June 2008, after learning that a military officer had ordered his killing due to his reporting.

  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1:45 pm

First Legally-Binding Pact to Protect Nature Activists Is Signed by Latin American and Caribbean States

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís labelled the pact as “crucial for the very survival of our species.”

  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 12:34 pm

Honduras Arrests First ‘Intellectual Author’ of 2016 Assassination of Berta Cáceres

The murder of the environmental and indigenous rights activist sparked worldwide outrage and placed pressure on the Honduran government.

  • Mar 5, 2018
  • 10:09 am

US Ambassador to Mexico Will Step Down in May

Roberta Jacobson, who served the post just under two years, has more than three decades of experience in the region.

  • Mar 2, 2018
  • 11:12 am

Honduran Former First Lady Arrested on Embezzlement Allegations

According to investigators for the National Anti-corruption Council, Rosa Elena Bonilla deposited over half a million dollars of state funds into her own bank account in January 2014.

  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 9:29 am

Democratic Leaders Requested an Investigation Into DEA-Led Operations in Mexico

The lawmakers asked the inspectors general at the Justice and State Departments to investigate a series of attacks.

  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 9:33 am

Colombian Rebel Group Announces Ceasefire for Elections

The Marxist ELN rebel group announced Monday morning that it will enforce a four-day unilateral ceasefire during Colombia’s March 11 congressional elections.

  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 12:39 pm

Plans for Mexican President to Visit White House Fall Apart After Heated Call With Trump

Preliminary arrangements for outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first visit to the Trump White House were set aside last week.

  • Feb 26, 2018
  • 11:37 am

Citing Racism, TPS Recipients Sue Trump Administration

Eight Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday.

  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 9:16 am

Armed Groups Continue to Threaten Indigenous Communities in Colombia

In Colombia’s southwestern state of Cauca, many indigenous communities have been contending with violence for generations.

  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 8:38 am

Bolivian Ex-President Will Stand Trial in US Court for Massacre

It will be the first time a former head of state faces a judge in the United States in connection with alleged human rights abuses.

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 9:15 am

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

It’s a bit of a mystery why Rulfo remains so unfamiliar in the United States compared with similarly popular Latin American authors who have managed to attract wide followings in English translation.

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 8:05 am

Chile Announces Defense Plan Against Bolivian Maritime Dispute

The maritime dispute is over a century old, dating back to land seizures in 1879 during the War of the Pacific.

  • Feb 21, 2018
  • 10:56 am

Honduras and a Rigged Election

How an election was “stolen.”

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 4:39 pm

Today in Latin America: February 20, 2018

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori could be tried again, a court decided on Monday.

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 8:56 am

Today in Latin America: February 19, 2018

After lying dormant for way too long, Today in Latin America is back with renewed energy and a new logo.

  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 2:12 pm

Abraham Lincoln: The Republican President Who Defended Mexico

While Lincoln is most notably known for the Emancipation Proclamation, many history books omit or gloss over Lincoln’s influence on Mexico.

  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 10:46 am

Mexican Foreign Minister Says If DACA Youth Return to Mexico, It Would Be ‘Big Win’ for His Country

He also thinks that majority of DACA youth wants to stay in the United States.

  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 11:53 am

Austerity in Argentina (BONUS PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: February 4, 2018

  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 10:45 am

UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA: Her Super Powers Come From the Heart

The most visible narrative fiction film that features a transgender actress this year.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 3:18 pm

Honduras: The Never-Ending Coup (VIDEO)

“Over the same period, Honduras has seen the largest increase in military spending of any country in the Western Hemisphere.”

  • Jan 29, 2018
  • 4:32 pm