Latin America

Raúl Castro Confirms He’s Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Raúl Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 5:02 PM

Government of El Salvador Fabricates a New Case Against El Faro

This government’s attacks against El Faro include smear campaigns, stalking, illegal wiretaps, threats, and constant online harassment.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 8:23 AM

OPINION: US Economic Policies Have Turned Central American Countries Into Unsafe Prisons of Poverty

We can’t expect a corporate liberal media to expose the central role played by U.S. corporations, banks, the State and Defense Departments, Congress and successive Presidents in creating the conditions for what is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

Ricardo Zúñiga: ‘An Economic Crisis in El Salvador Could Prompt a New Wave of Migration’

Ricardo Zúñiga has spent the past several days fielding the same question with diplomatic stoicism and a poker smile.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 12:29 PM

Rita Indiana’s Pan-Caribbean Rebirth (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rita Indiana about her new album, her queer Pan-Caribbean identity, and why she decided to leave the music scene.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 11:51 AM

Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala Deploy Troops to Lower Migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 5:47 PM

Conservative Lasso Wins Ecuador Election

Conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso beat out leftist Andrés Araúz in presidential elections on Sunday and will be the next president of Ecuador.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 3:51 PM

Ecuador, Peru to Elect Presidents Amid Strengthened Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose new presidents.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

Birth Control In Times Of Crisis (A Latino USA Podcast)

The lack of contraceptives may not sound like an urgent need for some people, but it is crucial for many women because it can have a long-term impact on their education, professional development, and economic and psychological well-being.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

AP Sources: El Salvador President Snubs Visiting Biden Envoy

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 8:40 AM

The Texas City of Roma and the Central American Exodus

Every night, desperate Central Americans continue to cross the river and head into the hills towards Roma, hoping, somehow, to improve their lives.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 8:56 PM

Breaking Up a Family

Latino Rebels Radio: April 8, 2021

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

Rep. Norma Torres on Central America: ‘Like It or Not, These Are the Presidents We Have to Deal With’

While Torres criticizes “the United States’ past interventions” in Central America and her country’s “relationship with many of these present-day dictators,” she has given her vote of confidence to Biden’s new team of envoys to the region, chief among them Vice President Kamala Harris.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 4:59 PM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Ignores Calls for Lockdown to Slow Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday there would be “no national lockdown,” ignoring growing calls from health experts a day after the nation saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours since the pandemic began.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 4:05 PM

El Salvador’s Long-Dominant Parties in Crisis After Drubbing

The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front suffered a major loss in February’s national elections.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Alleged Mastermind of Berta Cáceres Murder on Trial

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The trial of an alleged mastermind of the killing of Honduran environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres began Tuesday, five years after the prize-winning activist was shot to death.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 6:00 PM

At Least 170 Women in Chile Are Pregnant Due to a Contraceptive Failure

According to data collected by Corporación Miles —an organization dedicated to the defense of sexual and reproductive rights— these contraceptives were purchased by public health services in September 2019.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

How I Made It: Unforgivable (A Latino USA Podcast)

Unforgivable tells the story of Geovany, a former hitman for the 18th Street gang who left the gang and converted to Christianity in prison, only to ask to be transferred to the isolation cell to live openly as a gay man.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 11:10 AM

A Year After Pandemic Hit, Haiti Awaits Vaccines Amid Apathy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people over a year after the pandemic began, raising concerns among health experts that the well-being of Haitians is being pushed aside as violence and political instability across the country deepen.

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 6:32 PM

Mexican Soldier Arrested for Checkpoint Shooting of Guatemalan Citizen

According to his family, the victim, identified as Elvin Mazariegos, had driven to Mexico in a pickup truck to make purchases and was returning to his country when he was stopped at a checkpoint and asked for identification, which he could not produce.

  • Apr 5, 2021
  • 11:43 AM

Immigrants With Temporary Status Have Grown Deep Roots in US

TPS recipients are pinning their hopes on the Senate after the House passed a sweeping bill to let them call the United States their permanent home.

  • Apr 3, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

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