Latin America News Dispatch

As Economic Crisis Grips Argentina, One Province Gets Rich From Oil Boom

The latest RadioLAND podcast from April 25, 2019.

  • Apr 29, 2019
  • 9:23 AM

Brazil Sees Major Rainforest Loss, New Study Says

Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru all saw increased levels of forest deforestation, according to the study.

  • Apr 26, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

Over 1,000 Indigenous Brazilians Protest Rollback of Rights

The three-day campout explicitly denounced what the protesters call the “anti-Indigenous” and fascist government of Bolsonaro.

  • Apr 25, 2019
  • 1:29 PM

Venezuela Arrests 5 Men Suspected of Causing National Blackouts

The most recent energy crisis began on March 7 and plunged a large part of the country into darkness for over a week.

  • Apr 24, 2019
  • 11:45 AM

Mexican Police Conduct Largest Migrant Raid to Date

Mexico’s National Migration Institute estimated that at least 5,336 migrants were being held in detention facilities in Chiapas.

  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 11:05 AM

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