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Queer and Trans Migrants of Color Shut Down Intersection in Albuquerque for Three Hours

“I’m taking action this morning because there are transgender women in detention who fled violence from their countries only to face more horrific and deadly abuse in the United States.”

  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 8:38 am

#NoLatinosNoTickets: NHMC and NLMC Protest Outside Paramount Pictures for Their Lack of Latino Talent on Screen and Behind the Scenes

“It’s 2018. Diversity and representation are no longer just buzzwords or special programs.”

  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 12:36 pm

All Nine Judges of Ecuador’s Highest Court Were Dismissed in What Former President Called ‘a True Coup’

The Council also accused the Court of postponing judicial decisions and of suspicious management of public funds.

  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 4:18 pm

OAS Calls Venezuela a ‘Dictatorship’ and Asks Other Countries to Ignore Extradition Requests Related to Explosives Attack

“The National Constituent Assembly was elected through fraud,” the communiqué says.

  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 12:56 pm

Brazil’s Jailed Former President Lula Increases Lead in Presidential Race

A poll found that almost half of his supporters would transfer their votes to his running mate Fernando Haddad.

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1:43 pm

New Venezuelan Currency Tied to Oil Price and With Five Fewer Zeroes Began Circulating Yesterday

Venezuela’s hyperinflation crisis is set against a backdrop of crippling U.S. financial sanctions.

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1:23 pm

Venezuelan Migrants Attacked in Brazil and Stopped From Reaching Ecuador

As many as 1,200 Venezuelans rushed back to their country fearing for their safety.

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1:43 pm

Environmental Indigenous Activist Is Killed in Brazil Amid Conflict With Logging Mafias

Up to 80 Guajajaras have been killed since 2000 as part of a fierce conflict with illegal loggers.

  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

Mario Abdo Benítez Is Sworn in as Paraguay’s New President

Abdo Benítez has faced criticism for defending the former dictator General Alfredo Stroessner.

  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1:20 pm

Colombian Intelligence Agency Ex-Deputy Chief Is Convicted of 1999 Murder of Popular Comedian Jaime Garzón

Colombia’s top administrative court found the state responsible for Garzon’s killing in 2016.

  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 12:27 pm

Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández Testifies in Court, Denies Wrongdoing

She says that Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio is a politically motivated “enemy judge.”

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

Venezuelan Government Releases ‘Confession’ Video of Jailed Lawmaker Who Still Hasn’t Seen Lawyers

Juan Requesens was taken into custody without an arrest warrant on accusations of being involved in a drone attack.

  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

Brazil Suffered Record Number of Murders in 2017, Says New Independent Data

Gender-based violence also increased.

  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 12:51 pm

Argentina Senate Rejects Controversial Bill to Legalize Abortion

The current law dates from 1921 and allows abortion only when pregnancy is the result of rape or when it poses grave risks to the woman’s health.

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1:16 pm

New Colombian President Iván Duque Takes Office Amid Polarization

Thousands gathered at public squares around the country to call for the preservation of the peace deal 

  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1:25 pm

Officer Involved in Shooting Death of Joey Santos Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter

The officer has been identified as 33-year-old Jonathan R. Roselle.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 5:39 pm

Brazil Closes and Then Reopens Its Northern Frontier to Venezuelan Migrants

Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber said that the closure was unconstitutional.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1:59 pm

Venezuelan Government Says Two Drones Exploded During Maduro’s Speech at Military Parade

One of the drones exploded near the podium were Maduro was speaking.

  • Aug 6, 2018
  • 1:55 pm

A Federal Judge Ordered Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández to Testify on Alleged Corruption

Fernández, who was called to testify on August 13, is currently a senator, which grants her immunity from prosecution

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 2:35 pm

Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board: A Parallel Government Full of Lawyers and Consultants

In addition to the hefty salaries earned by officials of Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Board, millions of dollars also go out to hundreds of contractors, most of whom are from outside the island.

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 8:29 am