Latin America

Indigenous Group Leading Protests OKs Dialogue With Ecuador Government

The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador on Monday agreed to discuss with the government possible solutions that could lead to the end of a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Colombia Makes History

Latino Rebels Radio: June 23, 2022

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 4:21 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Fiddles While the Crypto Market Burns

Global financial duress is pummeling cryptocurrencies including Tether, an important piece of Nayib Bukele’s bitcoin project.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 11:23 AM

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone—electing the country’s first Black vice president.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 7:25 AM

Slim Win Makes Ex-Rebel Colombia’s First Leftist President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president.

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • 7:04 PM

US Sanctions Nicaraguan Gold Mining Firm Over Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation’s ties to Russia.

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • 4:13 PM

Colombia Is Facing an Unprecedented Presidential Election

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The final round of Colombia’s presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 and the clear winner is still difficult to determine. The latest polls predict a statistical tie between two candidates who embody different ideologies but still promise change.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 3:45 PM

The Ex-Rebel Women Searching for Colombia’s Disappeared

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Yaritza, Mireya, Shirley, and Otilia travel the country searching for the bodies of those who were disappeared during the civil war.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Mexican Government Prodding Its Farmers to Grow More Food

The government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants Mexicans to produce more of their own food in order to move toward self-sufficiency in key products and to control prices for basic foodstuffs.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Mexico Issues 7,000 Temporary Documents to Migrants in South

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s migration agency has issued nearly 7,000 temporary documents and transit visas over the last few days to members of a migrant caravan which by Saturday had broken up in southern Mexico.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 10:10 AM

Former Bolivian President Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday on charges linked to her assumption of office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor, Evo Morales.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • 12:06 PM

Biden, Leaders Reach Migration Pact Despite Attendance Flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders are set to announce on Friday what is being billed as a roadmap for countries to host large numbers of migrants and refugees.

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • 7:06 PM

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

At Fractured Summit of the Americas, Biden Seeks Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week’s Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

Migration Gets Top Billing as Biden Hosts Hemisphere Leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migration has taken center stage at an assembly of Western Hemisphere leaders, reflecting its emergence as a top foreign policy issue amid red-carpet drama over who comes and who stays home.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 4:33 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: New Targets of Lawfare Against Guatemalan Justice

Guatemala, in Brief: The persecution of independent judges and prosecutors pressed onward with the order to put former top state attorney Virginia Laparra on trial. The shady Foundation against Terrorism, lead architect of the legal attacks that have already pushed two-dozen anti-corruption operators into exile, has named among its next targets the human rights ombudsman and three of the country’s most influential judges.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

Biden Hoping to Avoid Summit of the Americas Flop in LA

With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador topping a list of leaders threatening to stay home to protest the exclusion by the host United States of authoritarian leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, experts say the event could turn into an embarrassment for U.S. President Joe Biden.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

Renewed Hopes But More Delays for Cubans Seeking US Visas

The Biden administration has said it will reactivate the long-stalled Family Reunification Program, which lets Cubans legally in the U.S. bring close relatives. But while separated families see hope in the measures, the long wait of years and a web of political interests also make them skeptical.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 5:09 PM

Petro, Hernández to Vie in Colombia Presidential Runoff

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombian voters opted for a dramatic change in presidential politics, choosing a leftist former rebel and an outsider populist businessman to advance to a runoff election in June amid hopes a new face can pull them out of the economic damage from the pandemic.

  • May 30, 2022
  • 1:59 PM

Luis Carlos Restrepo y la revolución-molecular-disipada (OPINIÓN)

Colombia está al borde de un cambio increíble, mientras que la historia de cómo llegamos aquí es casi mágicamente audaz como las representaciones fantásticas de Colombia que vemos en la televisión.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 6:09 PM

Biden Administration Deserves Praise for Easing Restrictions Against Cuba (OPINION)

Cuban families will now have an easier time visiting relatives on the island by restoring flights to cities other than Havana. This is great news for U.S.-based Cubans who have family in provinces and face steep transportation costs to see their loved ones.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 11:54 AM

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