Latin America News Dispatch

Trump Declares National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

The announcement arrived after the U.S. Senate passed a border security plan yesterday to avert a government shutdown.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 12:15 pm

Argentines Protest Austerity Measures, High Unemployment

Protesters also decried cuts to public utility subsidies and austerity.

  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 11:40 am

New York City Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty on All 10 Counts

The jury deliberated for over a week as they considered a staggering amount of evidence in the case against Guzmán.

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 12:24 pm

California Governor Defies Trump, Removes National Guard at Border

Newsom had first alluded to defying Trump’s orders in his inaugural speech earlier this year.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 12:18 pm

US Enters Decisive Week for Border Security Negotiations

Bipartisan negotiations might not yield enough funding for President Donald Trump’s physical barrier.

  • Feb 11, 2019
  • 11:35 am

Two More Women Accuse Óscar Arias Sánchez of Sexual Misconduct

In total, four women have accused the Costa Rican two-term president and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual misconduct.

  • Feb 8, 2019
  • 12:32 pm

Venezuelan Opposition Rushes to Deliver Aid, Maduro Blocks Entry

President Nicolás Maduro has continued to deny that Venezuela is facing a humanitarian crisis.

  • Feb 7, 2019
  • 11:33 am

How a Young President-Elect Broke Two-Party Dominance in El Salvador

In a scenario that has become increasingly common in elections throughout the hemisphere, an outsider candidate who distanced himself from the political establishment emerged triumphant.

  • Feb 7, 2019
  • 9:49 am

Central American Peace Icon Accused of Sexual Assault

Arias was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for being a peace-broker in Central America

  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 12:38 pm

Trump Keeps Door Open for Military Option in Venezuela

Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ignored the European Union’s request for new elections.

  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 3:37 pm

Political Outsider’s Win in El Salvador Presidential Election Marks End of Decades of Two-Party Rule

Bukele, 37, rose through the ranks of the FMLN as the Mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán (2012-2014) and San Salvador (2015-2018).

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1:12 pm

UN Launches 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The year aims to combat the impending extinction of the world’s linguistic biodiversity—and not only for the benefit of those who speak these languages, but for humanity at large.

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 9:21 am

Canadian Embassy in Cuba Cuts Staff After Another Diplomat Falls Ill

The Canadian ambassador will remain in Cuba, and consular services will continue despite the reduction in staff.

  • Feb 1, 2019
  • 11:56 am

New Yorkers Join Protesters Around the World in Fight for Brazilian Amazon

Despite the alarming anti-Indigenous measures that the Bolsonaro administration has taken over the past month, the message of the “Red January” protests is one of hope and resilience.

  • Feb 1, 2019
  • 9:50 am

Maduro Says He’s Willing to Negotiate as Venezuelans Organize Walkout

During a press conference yesterday, the leaders of Mexico and Spain acknowledged their willingness to mediate negotiations for Venezuela.

  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 11:48 am

Juan Guaidó Blocked From Leaving Venezuela, Hundreds Arrested

Maduro announced yesterday that he is seeking to expand the presence of local militias in the country to 2 million by mid-April.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 12:44 pm

US Announces Sanctions on Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company

The sanctions block all PDVSA property and operations under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit transactions by U.S. entities.

  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 12:01 pm

Maduro Backtracks on Expulsion of US Diplomats, Rejects Early Elections

On Sunday, Maduro stated on an interview with CNN that he will not be calling for early elections.

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 11:22 am

World Leaders Take Sides as Venezuela’s Crisis Deepens

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Maduro on the phone to offer his support.

  • Jan 25, 2019
  • 1:09 pm

Warrant for Marielle Franco Murder Issued to Cop Tied to Bolsonaro

According to witnesses cited in a police report, the hitman did not act alone in the murder of Franco and authorities believe that at least two other BOPE officers were directly involved in the killing.

  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 11:38 am

Widespread Protests Expected in Venezuela, 61 Years After Uprising

Lawmakers voted Nicolás Maduro’s authority illegitimate just days after his inauguration on January 10.

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 10:58 am