Latin America News Dispatch

Colombians Protest Against the Government

Thousands of union members, teachers, students and Indigenous people filled a historic square in the capital city of Bogotá, protesting against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque, as well as the killing of human rights activists and recent police violence.

  • Oct 22, 2020
  • 1:53 PM

From Rebel Teas to Marching Bands: A Year of Protest Culture in Chile

October 18 marked one year of mass protests for systemic change in Chile, and one year of brutal repression.

  • Oct 22, 2020
  • 12:51 PM

Yearlong Protests and Demonstrations Continue in Haiti

A decade after the cholera outbreak of 2010, family members and victims took to the streets to march along the Artibonite River.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 10:46 AM

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

It is likely the cases will not be reviewed until next year.

  • Oct 20, 2020
  • 2:08 PM

Guatemala Will Investigate ‘Unauthorized’ Collaboration With U.S. Immigration Agents

Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Migration Institute and the Office of the Attorney General will participate in the “verification and analysis process.”

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 11:41 AM

In Unauthorized Operation, U.S. Agents Detained Honduran Migrants in Guatemala

A review by Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee found that U.S. agents rented three buses and tracked a caravan of Honduran migrants, who hoped to seek asylum in the United States, from the northern city of San Pedro Sula.

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 2:47 PM

Indigenous Leader and Wife Assassinated in Colombia

There have now been 76 Indigenous people killed in Cauca in 2020 alone.

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 12:38 PM

Anti-Government Protests in Argentina Held Across the Country

Protesters rallied against government coronavirus measures, judicial reform and the removal of three judges that were investigating former President Cristina Kirchner.

  • Oct 13, 2020
  • 11:11 AM

Brazil Surpasses Five Million Coronavirus Cases

With 734 added to the death toll on Tuesday, Latin America’s largest country is approaching the 150,000 death mark, the second highest worldwide after the United States.

  • Oct 9, 2020
  • 11:50 AM

Trump Designates New Member to Puerto Rico Oversight Board

Justin Peterson is a managing partner at DCI, a public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. 

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 10:47 AM

Costa Rican President Addresses Week-Long Protests

Since Wednesday, about 2,200 people have been demonstrating in the streets and at least 50 road blockades have been set.

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 2:53 PM

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Yucatan Peninsula and Parts of Caribbean

Mexico is still recuperating from Tropical Storm Gamma, which left at least six dead and displaced more than half a million people.

  • Oct 6, 2020
  • 9:06 AM

Guatemala Sends Migrant Caravan Back to Honduras

Meanwhile, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speculated that the caravan may have been “organized” to get Mexico involved in the U.S. presidential elections, saying that he found it “strange” that the migrants mobilized their caravan so close to the November vote.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 11:28 AM

Panama’s Ex-President Attempts to Annul Statements on Odebrecht

Odebrecht is a Brazilian construction conglomerate that paid  $788 million in bribes to various politicians and presidential election campaigns in exchange for 100 projects in 12 countries between 2001 to 2016.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 12:12 PM

Six Trans People Killed in Puerto Rico This Year

Michelle Ramos Vargas is the sixth trans person killed on the island this year.

  • Oct 1, 2020
  • 11:12 AM

Peru Sued for Forced Sterilizations Under Fujimori Administration

The case was the first to be filed before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and centers around the cases of five women.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 1:42 PM

Latin America Commemorates International Safe Abortion Day

Latin America remains one of the strictest regions in the world on abortion.

  • Sep 29, 2020
  • 4:48 PM

Over 70 Arrest Warrants Issued in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Case

Thousands marched in cities across Mexico on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers College in the state of Guerrero.

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 3:25 PM

Homicides Decline in Mexico as Femicides Rise

Out of the total number of 36,476 homicides in 2019, 3,874 were femicides, the highest figure since 1990.

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • 3:57 PM

United States Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

The sanctions are part of the Trump Administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 4:52 PM

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

Global protests against racial injustice came on the heels of the pandemic, and Dominicans are now being publicly confronted with their Blackness.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 2:50 PM

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