Latin America News Dispatch

Salvadoran Court Rules on Murder Retrial Against Rape Victim

In her first trial in July 2017, a Salvadoran judge said that failing to seek antenatal care and inducing an abortion amounted to murder.

  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

The Dam That (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President

The past two weeks have brought Paraguayans a political earthquake and a crowd of new household names, all connected to a bilateral energy deal signed with Brazil in May and kept under wraps until late July.

  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 2:57 PM

Argentina’s Economic Volatility Forces Macri to Decree Targeted Tax Relief

Macri announced the new set of measures during a televised statement, where he said that “over 17 million workers and their families” will be benefited.

  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1:56 PM

Mexican Women Decry Abuse by Police in the Wake of Rape Allegations

More demonstrations are expected throughout the week in the capital.

  • Aug 14, 2019
  • 11:50 AM

New Trump Rule Aims to Limit Legal Immigration

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), said the rule would focus on legal immigrants “who are self-sufficient.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 10:43 AM

Conservative Giammattei Elected New President of Guatemala

Abstentions marked the election, with only around 60% of Guatemalans casting their vote yesterday.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:32 AM

New Data Shows Deforestation Intensified In The Amazon

In comparison to July 2018, deforestation in the Amazon this past month grew by 278 percent.

  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

US Sanctions on Venezuela Now a Total Economic Embargo

With an executive order, the U.S. government has frozen all economic assets belonging to President Nicolás Maduro and his associates.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 12:16 PM

Mexico Threatens Legal Action Against US After El Paso Shooting

President Donald Trump, who expressed his condolences via social media hours after the attacks, has been criticized for fueling hate for his divisive rhetoric online and at campaign rallies.

  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1:03 PM

Succession Uncertainty Looms as Rosselló Is Set to Step Down in Puerto Rico

The Associated Press called the situation a “full-blown” constitutional crisis.

  • Aug 2, 2019
  • 11:26 AM

Paraguayan Lawmakers Call Vote to Decide Whether to Impeach President Benítez

The vote comes following a secret energy deal with Brazil that surfaced this week.

  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 12:38 PM

ACLU: Nearly 1,000 Child Migrants Separated at Border Since 2018

The ACLU filing states that “systematic” separations occurred based on minor criminal history, dubious allegations of unfitness, and “errors identifying bona fide child-parent relationships.”

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 12:01 PM

Another Brutal Prison Riot Leaves at Least 57 Dead in Brazil

Yesterday’s riot became the deadliest this year in Brazil.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 3:28 PM

Guatemalans Protest the Signing of ‘Safe Third-Country’ Pact With US

The agreement has been regarded as “cruel and unlawful” by immigrant advocacy groups.

  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 10:17 AM

Over 28,000 Cases Confirmed in Honduras’ Worst Dengue Outbreak in 50 Years

Fifty-four deaths have been confirmed, with the majority being children, according to local press.

  • Jul 26, 2019
  • 12:10 PM

Historic Resignation in Puerto Rico Leads to Questions About Government’s Future

Current Secretary of Justice Wanda Vásquez will assume the gubernatorial role on August 2.

  • Jul 25, 2019
  • 11:03 AM

IMF Forecasts Sluggish Economic Growth for The Region

Initially forecasted to grow 1.4 percent in April, the Fund said that the region is now expected to grow at 0.6 percent this year.

  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

Massive Historic Strike in Puerto Rico as Protesters Demand That Governor Resign

Yesterday, in the first interview since the scandal broke, Rosselló told Fox News that he assumes the “responsibility of his actions” but that he respects the “rule of law and democracy,” thus his refusal to step down.

  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 12:56 PM

Rosselló Will Leave Party and Not Seek Reelection but Refuses to Step Down

Today, a national strike has been called by several sectors of the Puerto Rican society, demanding Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 11:16 AM

Ortega Commemorates 40 Years Since Revolution Amid Political Stalemate

Amid an unresolved political crisis that has unraveled since Ortega crackdown on anti-government protesters in April 2018, the opposition has proposed to restart peace talks with the Sandinista regime on July 31.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 12:54 PM

Multitudes Demand Rosselló’s Resignation in Puerto Rico

The Center for Investigative Journalism revealed an investigation where journalists allege that behind the chat group —that sparked the protests— is a multi-million dollar corruption scheme.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 11:27 AM