Latin America News Dispatch

Queer Brazilians Are Using Art to Resist Bolsonaro’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

“Music and art always held the role of strengthening people, and since we never had created a song before we felt like it was time to try something new and unexpected,” Papel & Caneta spokesperson  André Chaves said in an interview with LAND.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1:49 pm

Car Bomb Kills at Least 21 in Bogotá

The attack at the Santander General School may have been a suicide bombing, an act of violence that would be unprecedented in Colombia’s history.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1:33 pm

Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Maduro’s Government Illegitimate

The opposition-controlled legislative body approved tentative resolutions in an effort to promote a transitional government.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 7:00 am

Brazil’s President Relaxes Gun Laws, More Changes Expected

Brazilians will no longer have to explain their desire for a gun to a police official, and each person can own four guns, up from two.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 11:29 am

Chilean Bishops Meet With Pope Francis to Discuss Abuse Crisis

Since his trip to Chile last year, the Vatican and the Chilean Church have taken steps to ameliorate the scandal.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 11:40 am

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Standoff With Maduro

Venezuela’s National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales gestures before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caraballeda, Vargas State, Venezuela, on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 1:18 pm

Venezuela’s Maduro Begins 2nd Term Amid Widespread Criticism

The governments of Paraguay and Peru announced they will withdraw diplomats from Venezuela.

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1:34 pm

López Obrador Delivers Emotional Appeal to Mexicans Amid Fuel Shortage

Organized gangs drill roughly 42 illegal taps into government pipelines daily, costing the country $3 billion per year.

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 1:25 pm

Trump Appeals to Taxpayers for Border Wall Funding

What is unprecedented, authorities say, is the number of women and children arriving at the border, many seeking legal asylum in the country.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 10:32 am

Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects to the United States

“Nicolás Maduro doesn’t know the constitution, and he doesn’t know the laws,” Christian Zerpa said.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 11:13 am

Brazil’s New President Marks 1st Week in Office With Conservative Reforms

These actions elicited praise from Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters and investors but enraged members of the opposition.

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • 6:04 pm

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan Is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

While the program was supposed to create new opportunities for sustainable development, it has also destabilized an already precarious “post-conflict” transition.

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • 12:18 pm

Asylum Seekers Will Be Sent Back to Wait in Mexico

The policy, which is expected to face immediate legal challenges, would apply to migrants who arrive at or between official ports of entry but not to Mexicans applying for asylum nor unaccompanied minors.

  • Dec 21, 2018
  • 10:01 am

Brazil’s Lula to Stay in Prison

The last-minute reversal capped an eventful day at the high court.

  • Dec 20, 2018
  • 11:05 am

Trump Organization May Return for Business in Dominican Republic

Critics say the agreements could carry conflicts of interest that compromise the presidency.

  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 11:55 am

Protests Arise After Guatemalan Girl Dies in US Custody

Nery Caal disputes the claim that his daughter had not had anything to drink or eat.

  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 9:29 am

‘The Fight Belongs to Everyone:’ Former Domestic Workers in Mexico See Themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA

“So many domestic workers could be Cleo,” said Marcelina Bautista in the offices of Mexico’s first union for domestic workers, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras del Hogar (SINACTRAHO).

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 9:13 am

Medical Results From Cuban Sonic Attacks Reveal Inner-Ear Damage

The incident led to the close of the U.S. embassy in Havana.

  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 2:26 pm

Brazil to Opt Out of UN Migration Accord

Ten other countries also declined to sign the U.N. accord.

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • 12:25 pm

Peruvians Vote in Favor of Anti-Corruption Policies

The vote doesn’t change everything necessarily, “but it is the beginning of a change that we are looking for in Peru,” said President Martín Vizcarra.

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 2:45 pm

Odebrecht Peru Signs Deal With Gove​rnment to Continue Operations

Peruvian prosecutors are slated to resume the questioning of Odebrecht executives in January.

  • Dec 10, 2018
  • 11:03 am