Latin America News Dispatch

Hundreds of Underage Migrants Moved From “Inhumane” Detention Facility in Texas

The original report described how the center neglected the medical needs of over 300 detainees, as well as how the underage migrants lived in unsanitary and overcrowded conditions and were poorly fed.

  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 11:32 AM

With Boots on the Ground, Mexico Increases Migratory Policing

Mexican media are reporting that 146 migrants were apprehended in a residence located in San Juan del Río, Querétaro.

  • Jun 24, 2019
  • 1:46 PM

As Honduran Protestors Demand His Ouster, President Hernández Deploys the Military

Hernández has been embroiled in several controversies, the most recent being a probe launched by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for alleged drug trafficking.

  • Jun 21, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

Almost 71 Million People Displaced Worldwide by War and Violence in 2018

The number for this year increased by 2 million people, in comparison to 2017.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 11:41 AM

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Accused of Being Tied to Crimes

Two other members of the opposition have been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in humanitarian aid earmarked for soldiers who defected into Colombia.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Odebrecht, which employed 180,000 people five years ago, faces a string of financial difficulties since the uncovering of a high-profile corruption scheme.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 12:18 PM

Guatemalan Elections Yield Run-Off Between Former First Lady and Prison Director

The elections were marked by allegations of corruption and political uncertainty.

  • Jun 17, 2019
  • 12:17 PM

Over 40 Organizations and Three Democratic Presidential Candidates Denounced Puerto Rican Religious Freedom Bill

Governor Ricardo Rosselló withdrew the controversial bill.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

ACLU Accuses US Coast Guard of Improperly Detaining Four Jamaican Fishermen

The ACLU claims the USCG officers accused the fishermen of drug-smuggling, burned their two-engine boat, ankle-chained them to the cutter’s deck and transferred them three more times to other Coast Guard vessels.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 12:50 PM

Nicaraguan Amnesty Law Frees 106 Political Prisoners In 48 Hours

Among the released prisoners, are the foremost leaders of the civic revolt.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

Leaks Reveal Politicized Prosecution Against Lula and Worker’s Party in Brazil

The online publication by The Intercept shows how the current Minister of Justice Sergio Moro and other federal judges corresponded.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1:19 PM

Maduro Orders to Reopen Venezuelan Border With Colombia

Thousands of Venezuelans reportedly crossed into Colombia over the weekend through two international bridges near the border.

  • Jun 10, 2019
  • 12:35 PM

Latin American Teams Seek Glory as Women’s World Cup Begins

Experts are calling this the “most important women’s World Cup in history.”

  • Jun 7, 2019
  • 12:28 PM

Chilean Teachers March in Santiago to Support Public Education

Participants in the national strike, which began on Monday, have been wearing black, which they say symbolizes the “death of public education.”

  • Jun 6, 2019
  • 12:58 PM

Congress Approves Immigration Bill Protecting ‘Dreamers’, TPS Holders

The American Dream and Promise Act passed 237-187, with seven Republicans representatives joining all House Democrats in its favor.

  • Jun 5, 2019
  • 12:06 PM

US, Mexico Seek to Ratify Pact Amid Trade and Border Tensions

Yesterday, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that “punitive actions alone will not work” in decreasing migration from Central America.

  • Jun 4, 2019
  • 12:42 PM

Transgender Asylum Seeker Dies in ICE Custody

LGBTQ advocates reported that Johana Medina died in a Texas hospital after being under ICE custody for nearly three months.

  • Jun 3, 2019
  • 10:33 AM

Honduran President Is Target of DEA Investigation

The probe into a “politically-connected drug-trafficking operation in Honduras,” carried out by the U.S. Southern Court District of New York, reached some of the president’s closest advisors.

  • May 31, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

‘Green Wave’ Sweeps Buenos Aires as New Bill Is Proposed to Legalize Abortion

Along the main avenues, activists from feminist collectives, human rights organizations and workers’ associations tended booths and distributed fliers about reproductive rights.

  • May 31, 2019
  • 11:25 AM

Private Wi-Fi to Become Legal in Cuba

The Ministry of Communications said Cubans would be able to set up Wi-Fi networks in their residences

  • May 30, 2019
  • 9:02 AM

Trade Union Calls for National Strike in Argentina

The country’s public transportation system will be affected nationwide.

  • May 29, 2019
  • 10:48 AM