Latin America News Dispatch

Mexico Projects Shortfall of Medical Staff

During a press conference, Mexico’s president said the government had estimated a 120,000 person deficit in medical staff

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1:41 PM

US Sends Warships to the Caribbean to Curb Drug Trafficking

The move came a week after the United States charged Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other members of the government with “narco-terrorism.”

  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 12:09 PM

Ecuadorian Authorities Slow to Remove the Deceased From Homes

Ecuador is facing an ongoing public health crisis as medical facilities run out of space for COVID-19 victims.

  • Apr 2, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Trump Administration Proposes Transitional Government in Venezuela

The “Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela,” presented by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, proposes a five-person governing council and a new election cycle

  • Apr 1, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Caribbean Countries Adopt Measures to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

The highest death toll in the Caribbean is in the Dominican Republic, where 51 people have died as of Tuesday morning.

  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 1:03 PM

Paramilitary Offensives Persist in Antioquia, Colombia

Three years after the FARC disarmed to the United Nations, the Colombian government is still unable to establish a presence in much of the remote countryside.

  • Mar 30, 2020
  • 2:51 PM

In Brazil, Bolsonaro Continues to Downplay Coronavirus Threat

“Some will die. I’m sorry. That’s life,” Bolsonaro reportedly said.

  • Mar 30, 2020
  • 1:15 PM

Favela Residents Brace for Coronavirus

The threat of the coronavirus to Brazil’s low-income communities has hit home in recent days.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 1:50 PM

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls US Indictment of Maduro ‘A New Form of Coup’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

In Brazil and Mexico, Leaders Downplay Dangers of Virus Outbreak

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta warned that Brazil’s public health system will likely collapse by the end of April.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Court Dates Postponed for Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

The decision is a preventative step to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but advocates say it will place migrants at further risk.

  • Mar 25, 2020
  • 1:15 PM

Decades After Argentina’s Dictatorship, the Abuelas Continue Reuniting Families

Due to the coronavirus,  this year is the first time since 1983 that the Abuelas and Madres of Plaza de Mayo won’t march on the anniversary of Argentina’s military dictatorship. In this story, reporter Lucía Cholakian Herrera checks in with one of the reunited families.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 3:14 PM

Deportations to Central America Raise Concerns of Coronavirus Spread

The U.S. has come under repeated criticism for unsanitary conditions in its immigration facilities.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 12:49 PM

Colombia Prison Protests Over Sanitary Conditions Leave 23 Dead

Colombia is scheduled to begin a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Deportations Continue as Central America Prepares for Coronavirus

Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s ability to contain the coronavirus.

  • Mar 13, 2020
  • 1:07 PM

Coronavirus Continues to Spread in Latin America

The World Health Organization officially labeled the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday as countries across the region ramped up health measures and reported more confirmed cases of the virus.

  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 2:12 PM

AMLO Won’t Change Policy Following Femicide Protests

On Monday, women held a “Day without Women” with an untold number of women not attending work and school.

  • Mar 11, 2020
  • 12:32 PM

Thousands of Voting Machines Burned in Venezuela During Warehouse Fire

The government maintained that the fire will not affect legislative elections later this year.

  • Mar 10, 2020
  • 12:43 PM

Latin Americans March Across Region on International Women’s Day

More than a million women marched in Chile, with the largest protests taking place around the Plaza de la Dignidad in Santiago.

  • Mar 9, 2020
  • 1:18 PM

Brazilians Call for Boycott of Companies That Support Bolsonaro’s Far-Right Policies

Business leaders who support Bolsonaro are calling for a nationwide anti-democratic protest against Brazilian Congress, some even suggesting military rule should return.

  • Mar 6, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Maduro’s Comments Urging Venezuelan Women to Have Six Children Spark Outrage

“Every woman is to have six children! Every one! For the good of the country… Let the homeland grow!” Maduro told attendees.

  • Mar 5, 2020
  • 12:17 PM