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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

How the Arts and Fame Drive Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief

These initiatives all demonstrate the combined power of local and global stakeholders who chose to make a difference in the wake of devastation.

  • Sep 28, 2018
  • 10:11 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 State of Uncertainty for Farmworkers After Hurricane Florence

“Right now we’re working with whatever is left at the farm, but it’s practically over,” one seasonal worker said.

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 10:20 am

As Case of Former Pennsylvania Police Officer Gets Set for Trial, Family of Slain Latino Man Stays Hopeful

During the Thursday hearing at an Allentown courtroom, the prosecutor reportedly showed graphic video footage of the moments leading up to the shooting.

  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 3:38 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

UN Report: Colombia Coca Production at All-Time High

Officials worry that this could harm the country’s peace efforts.

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • 4:03 pm

Opposition Party in Peru Passed President’s Congressional Reforms

Vizcarra proposed the reinstatement of the Senate and a term limit for congressmen.

  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1:09 pm

In Argentina, Former President Kirchner Charged in Corruption Scandal

According to the indictment, Kirchner collected bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts.

  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 12:30 pm

Berta Cáceres Murder Trial to Begin

In March 2016, Cáceres was shot dead in her house a week after opposing the construction of a dam.

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 11:37 am

Google to Invest $140 Million in Chile Data Center

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera said the country was happy to be a part of “the fourth industrial revolution.”

  • Sep 13, 2018
  • 1:47 pm

Lula Da Silva Withdraws From Brazil’s Presidential Election

He was replaced by the former mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad.

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1:17 pm

US Recalls Top Diplomats in Central American and Caribbean Region After Third Country Cuts Ties With Taiwan

In August, El Salvador became the latest country in the region to use this diplomatic move to come closer to China.

  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 2:16 pm

Washington Officials and Venezuelan Military Scheme to Overthrow Maduro

President Maduro seemingly knew nothing about the confidential meetings.

  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1:11 pm

Latino Army Vet in Texas Gets Passport After Going Public

There have been an increasing number of Latinos born in border towns who have had issues attaining their passports.

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 2:36 pm

Brazilian Frontrunner Presidential Candidate Stabbed at Political Rally

The candidate suffered punctures in his liver, lung, and intestines.

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 2:21 pm

US Pushes UN to Discuss Nicaragua

Nicaragua claims that the UN delegation ignored the goal of the protesters.

  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 2:09 pm

Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Latinx’ to Its Dictionary

“Latinx purposefully breaks with Spanish’s gendered grammatical tradition.”

  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 10:24 am

Guatemalan President Moves Against UN Anti-Corruption Body as Soldiers Surround Headquarters

“Selective justice has been used to intimidate and terrorize the citizenry,” said Morales.

  • Sep 4, 2018
  • 1:04 pm