Latin America News Dispatch
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his militarized police force and blamed past administrations for Mexico’s chronic violence.
Sounds of what may be automatic weapon fire were widespread on social media.
Front-runner Alberto Fernández and current President Mauricio Macri faced off over the state of the Argentine economy, past corruption scandals and a national debate over abortion legalization.
The Indigenous communities arrived in Quito earlier this week and have been protesting all over Ecuador due to Moreno’s decision to end government fuel subsidies.
Violence among protesters has increased, and Quito is under curfew, where 570 people have been detained as of Tuesday.
Thousands of Mexicans cross the border each week on temporary visas designed to allow people to shop or engage in transactions that don’t equate to “gainful employment,” according to ProPublica.
UNITED STATES: At an annual immigration law and policy conference held at Georgetown University Law Center yesterday, immigration protesters shouted down acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. McAleenan left the policy conference early, without speaking to protesters, after the crowd prevented him from speaking. This protest comes after the Trump administration’s cuts to asylum seekers, […]
The RadioLAND podcast for October 5, 2019.
The Amazon synod, as it is being called, is expected to be one of Pope Francis’ most controversial assemblies.
Abortion activists across Mexico were as shocked as the women at the state house when the news broke on social media.
Under a state of emergency, several rights, including peaceful assembly and freedom of movement, will be temporarily suspended.
Immigrant and privacy advocates believe the new rule raises privacy concerns that could result in more discrimination against migrants.
For now, Martín Vizcarra remains in charge, with the support of the armed forces.
Vizcarra’s move is part of his anti-corruption agenda, which has pitted him against the majority of lawmakers.
The policy allowed children to be held indefinitely in immigration detention if they are with their parents.
In a securities filing Wednesday, Petrobras said it had tested oil from each spill and has found that the oil does not match that produced in Brazil.
The deal would prevent asylum seekers traveling through Central America from entering the United States.
When journalists called to ask him what this decision meant for him and thousands of other ex-combatants, Gonzalo Beltrán said he would remain on the side of peace. “We continue in the struggle, we continue to work,” he said he told reporters.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro opened the United Nations’ General Debate yesterday by defending Brazilian policy in the Amazon.
The RadioLAND podcast for September 19, 2019.