Latin America News Dispatch

From Fighting Corruption in Guatemala to Fighting to Stay on the Ballot

The latest RadioLAND podcast episode.

  • Apr 22, 2019
  • 10:15 am

Ecuador Orders Arrest of Former Chancellor Accused of WikiLeaks Connection

In a video message released on Thursday, Ricardo Patiño said he was being wrongfully investigated for calling for demonstrations against President Lenín Moreno.

  • Apr 22, 2019
  • 10:06 am

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

Since the signing of the peace deal, over 450 social leaders have been murdered.

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • 9:27 am

Cuba Faces Food and Medicine Shortages Amid Developing Crisis

The Cuban government is comparing these shortages to the “special period” following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • 9:03 am

Facing Arrest, Peruvian Ex-President Alan García Kills Himself

According to authorities, García’s 2006 campaign was financed by the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

  • Apr 18, 2019
  • 12:46 pm

Red Cross Delivers First Aid to Venezuela

In sending this shipment of humanitarian aid, the Red Cross has re-emphasized its neutrality in the Venezuelan crisis.

  • Apr 17, 2019
  • 11:26 am

30 Bodies Discovered in Clandestine Grave in Mexico

A volunteer search group, Guerreras Buscadoras, was accompanied by state forensic experts to investigate the site.

  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1:46 pm

Protesters in Colombia Regroup After Deal, Without Presidential Meeting

The latest RadioLAND podcast episode.

  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 11:49 am

After Assange Arrest in London, Ecuador’s Moreno Calls Him a ‘Spoiled Brat’

President Lenín Moreno accused Assange of violating the terms of his asylum.

  • Apr 12, 2019
  • 2:14 pm

Red Cross Secures Access to Venezuelan Prisons

The International Committee of the Red Cross secured access to Venezuela’s prisons yesterday. (Photo by Michael Dawes/Flickr)

  • Apr 11, 2019
  • 1:03 pm

‘Crisis’ in Rio de Janeiro After Torrential Floods Kill 10

The city’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, acknowledged the city’s lack of preparedness and complained about insufficient federal funding.

  • Apr 10, 2019
  • 12:34 pm

Costa Rica Reaches Agreement with Indigenous Groups After Land Rights Leader Killed

The bilateral negotiations follow the murder of Sergio Rojas, a Bribrí land rights leader who was shot dead on March 18.

  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1:09 pm

Searching for Stories of Everyday Resistance in Migrant Farmwork

This week’s Latin America News Dispatch podcast episode.

  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 10:47 am

Claiming the US Is ‘Full,’ Trump Seeks ‘Tougher’ Border Agencies

On Sunday, Kirstjen Nielsen announced her departure from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 10:39 am

Brazilian Textbooks to Rewrite 1964 Military Dictatorship

The education minister’s comments come days after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro commanded the military to honor the 55th anniversary of the coup.

  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 2:05 pm

Brazil Hosts Latin America’s Largest Gun Fair

Foreign gunmakers have looked forward to the opening of the Brazilian gun market with the favorable presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 12:17 pm

Colombian Police Attack Indigenous Protesters, at Least 1 Dead

The confrontation set a tense environment for talks which finally took place in the afternoon.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 1:08 pm

Maduro Announces Plan to Ration Energy Amid Blackouts

The oil-rich country has suffered continuous energy shortages affecting the entire country after a massive blackout on March 7.

  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 2:09 pm

Trump Administration Vows to Cut Aid to Northern Triangle Countries

The countries would lose over $500 million in foreign assistance for fiscal year 2018 and the remaining of 2017.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 2:19 pm

Mexico’s Women’s Movement Confronts Gender Violence as Thousands Post #MeToo

A new Latin America News Dispatch podcast episode.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 8:02 am

Maduro Administration Bans Juan Guaidó from Public Office for 15 Years

U.S. State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino called the ban “ridiculous.”

  • Mar 29, 2019
  • 1:10 pm