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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
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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

Government of Puerto Rico Did Not Follow Federal Guidelines to Certify Post-María Deaths

It took 36 days after the hurricane for the CDC to inform Puerto Rico’s government about a special form that needed to be used to certify deaths, and even then, it was not implemented.

  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 10:49 am

EXCLUSIVE: Young Puerto Rican Woman Harassed by Man in Viral Video Speaks Out For First Time

“I want people to realize that racism is very much alive and we need to do better as a country,” Mia Irizarry told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 8:11 am

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

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

Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Stand to Profit from Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies, Report Says

Calculations show that in the next two years, there can be an estimated increase between 290-580 percent for the private prison industry.

  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 11:15 am

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

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

How Communities of Color May Be Further Marginalized in the 2020 Census

For my daughter and niece, parts of their identities as people of color are essentially erased on the census—a historic problem.

  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1:40 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

Rosselló Says He Would Support Congressional Commission on Hurricane María Death Toll

“Anything that would give more clarity to the situation, of course we support it,” the governor of Puerto Rico told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 5:43 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

¡Ella Puede! And She Did: What Boricuas Are Saying About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win

With a lack of representation in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez stands as a pillar of hope for Puerto Ricans, especially those from the Bronx.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1:55 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
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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

Comienza la orientación a los presos para sacarlos de Puerto Rico

Ya circula entre la población penal un papel que avisa que dos instituciones penales de Mississippi y Texas son las elegidas como nuevo destino para el programa de traslado de confinados a cárceles privadas de Estados Unidos.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 6:55 am

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Says Rule of Law Is ‘Virtually Absent’ in Venezuela

The report describes the use of excessive force against demonstrators, arbitrary detentions, ill-treatment and torture.

  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1:23 pm