Brazil

Rio State Police Kill 25; Brazil Military Attacks Public Education, Healthcare

Twenty-five people were killed by police in the second biggest massacre in Rio de Janeiro State’s history. Immediately after the violent police action, President Jair Bolsonaro congratulated police officers for having “neutralized” criminals.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide

Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Latin American Leaders to Skip Summit of the Americas If Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua Uninvited

Several Latin American leaders have signaled they will not attend this year’s 9th Summit of the Americas if Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are not invited. “Nobody should exclude anyone,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a recent visit to Cuba.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

Honduras Repeals Charter Cities Law

The government on Monday repealed a law that authorized self-governing economic zones known as “ZEDEs.” This decision forced foreign investors in Honduras to pause plans to develop in these zones. President Xiomara Castro said that Monday’s repeal was “historic” and the country was “recovering its sovereignty.”

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

The Race Is On in Brazil

The next elections in Brazil take place in October, and campaign season has already begun. Candidates are forging alliances and coalitions and preparing their political agendas. Once enemies, the former president and current presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from the Workers’ Party (PT), will have as his running mate Geraldo Alckmin, the former […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 1:09 PM

Brazilian Latinoness and the Pursuit of Cultural Identity in the US (OPINION)

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In my high-school English language class in São Paulo, our teacher Agnaldo once raised the question of whether Brazilians saw themselves as “Latino” or not. After some lively discussion, Agnaldo informed us that, in the U.S., we would be seen as Latinos. This came as a surprise to many of my […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 2:20 PM

Electricity Restored in Puerto Rico After Major Blackout

A major blackout last week left more than 1.5 million clients —including households, businesses, and schools— without electricity, and over 160,000 without water. Authorities reported on Sunday morning that electricity had been restored to almost all clients.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • 11:11 AM

Bolsonaro Regains Popularity as More Controversy Surrounds Brazil Government

Data shows that Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro worked an average of three hours and 10 minutes a day in January. It is hard to imagine that he decided to work more in February and March. In just over three hours, however, Bolsonaro was able to amass more controversies.

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 11:36 AM

An Homage to Elza Soares

Latino Rebels Radio: March 3, 2022

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • 3:15 PM

Cold February Rains in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro stands with Russian President Vladimir Putin while parts of Brazil are destroyed by torrential rains. Meanwhile, the annual Carnival celebrations have been canceled—except for the rich

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • 4:13 PM

Cuba Blames US for War in Ukraine

The government on Saturday issued a statement that blamed the U.S. for the current war in Ukraine. It referred to “U.S. efforts to continue the progressive expansion of NATO” towards Russia’s borders as the main provocation for its attacks on Ukraine.

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

Dominican Republic Begins Building Wall on Haitian Border

The government of the Dominican Republic on Sunday began construction of a wall along its border with Haiti. President Luis Abinader said that the wall will “drastically reduce irregular migration,” as well as the illegal trade of arms and narcotics.

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • 11:12 AM

Black Feminism in Latin America

A talk with Brazilian Black feminist philosopher Djamila Ribeiro at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • 1:08 PM

Contaminated Cocaine Kills 24 in Buenos Aires

Authorities in Buenos Aires reported that at least 24 people have died since Wednesday as a result of a contaminated batch of cocaine. Over 80 persons were said to have been hospitalized, with some requiring the life-sustaining support of mechanical ventilators.

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

With a Rocky Start, Brazil Prepares for Presidential Election in 2022

January marks the beginning of an election year that could see Jair Bolsonaro re-elected as president of Brazil. Polls and conditions in the country suggest he won’t have it easy. 

  • Jan 26, 2022
  • 1:12 PM

Latin America and Asia Hit With Omicron Surge

The Americas reported nearly 7.2 million new COVID infections and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths over the past week, the Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday. Coronavirus infections across the Americas almost doubled between January 1 and January 8, from 3.4 million cases to 6.1 million, PAHO said.

  • Jan 21, 2022
  • 2:05 PM

Brazil’s ‘The Pink Cloud’ Predicted the Pandemic in More Ways Than One (REVIEW)

Written in 2017, shot in 2019, and out in theaters on January 14, the Brazilian film ‘The Pink Cloud’ explores what happens when a deadly phenomenon forces the whole world indoors immediately and indefinitely. Sound familiar?

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 9:50 AM

The Winter of Brazil’s Discontent (OPINION)

December has shown that not much changed in the year 2021 in terms of Bolsonaro and his aggressive statements and actions against politicians, the media, and other parts of government.

  • Dec 29, 2021
  • 12:11 PM

The Pandemic Is Changing How Brazilians Worship and Pray

With temples and churches closed, priests and pastors have successfully moved their services online, their streams reaching thousands of believers and potentially revitalizing their faith during dark times.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 1:28 PM

US, Mexico Launch Joint Project to Tackle Root Causes of Central American Migration

The “Sembrando Oportunidades” project will combine efforts from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

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