Latin America

A ‘Generational Howl’ Heard in Chile and Puerto Rico (OPINION)

The triumph of Gabriel Boric over the extreme right in Chile sent out “a generational howl” that is reverberating throughout the region and is echoed in Puerto Rico by young Boricuas who want to change the political and social architecture of their homeland.

  • Jan 24, 2022
  • 1:59 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

Pew: Most Latinos Say US Better Than Ancestors’ Country of Origin

Most Latinos say the United States is generally better than their Latin American homelands, according to the results of a survey published by Pew Research Center on Thursday.

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • 11:28 AM

The Slow Death of Colombia’s Fragile Peace

In the first week of the year, nearly 30 people were murdered in the eastern Colombian border town of Arauca in less than 24 hours. Colombia is experiencing a new spiral of violence, and experts say that responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of President Iván Duque, a firm ally of the United States.

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

Confronting Cuban American Propaganda Head On (OPINION)

Misinformation in each respective Latino community is rampant, especially among the Cuban Americans of South Florida, and it’s going to take more than just talking about it to defeat it.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

The Rise of Chile’s Center-Left

Latino Rebels Radio: January 13, 2022

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • 9:47 PM

Russia Won’t Rule Out Military Deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • 12:47 PM

Dozens of Cuba Protesters Face Trial This Week: Relatives

HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of Cubans arrested during the largest demonstrations in decades across the island said that at least 57 protesters are scheduled to go on trial this week, some facing sentences of up to 30 years in prison.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 11:28 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Nicaragua’s Ortega Calls for ‘Clean Slate’ Despite Dozens of Political Prisoners

As Daniel Ortega assumed his fourth consecutive presidential term on January 10, dozens of political prisoners remain behind bars, and those who visited them reported torturous conditions. The Nicaraguan leader still resists international pressure despite increasing isolation

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 1:05 PM

Tango Resiste (A Latino USA Podcast)

While tango is usually pictured as a dance between a white man in an elegant black suit and a white woman in high heels and a tight red dress, the reality of tango goes much deeper.

  • Jan 7, 2022
  • 10:17 AM

Taking Back the Term ‘Socialism’ (OPINION)

The fact that, in the last 50 years, any idea that questions the status quo has been stigmatized with the discriminatory epithet of “Communist,” “Leftist” or “socialist” is evidence that the political spectrum has moved so far to the right.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 6:31 PM

Black Lives Matter in Paraguay

Latino Rebels Radio: December 23, 2021

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • 1:03 PM

Leftist Millennial Wins Election as Chile’s Next President

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile’s next president Sunday after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump.

  • Dec 19, 2021
  • 8:45 PM

Chilean Women, Wary of Right-Wing Candidate, May Decide President’s Race

Recent polls show that women and young voters overwhelmingly favor the leftist Boric, sometimes by as much as 20 points. “It all depends on turnout,” said Marcela Rios, a political scientist at the United Nations Development Program in Chile who has focused on gender issues.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 3:13 PM

Lydia Cacho, a Journalist in Exile (A Latino USA Podcast)

Lydia was kidnapped and tortured for over 20 hours by state police. Lydia thought they were going to kill her.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 10:20 AM

Chile Sees Migrant Crossings Rise Ahead of Presidential Vote

The migrants fear that if far-right candidate José Antonio Kast wins he will close the border as he promised during his campaign.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 2:14 PM

Report Links Colombian Police to Deaths of At Least 10 Protesters

Colombian police killed at least 10 people during protests that broke out in September of last year, following the death of a taxi driver who was beaten to death while in police custody, a report backed by the United Nations found.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 4:52 PM

The Setbacks of the Management of COVID-19 in Haiti

Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

Anxiety High in Guatemala Over Victims of Mexico Truck Crash

CHEPOL, Guatemala (AP) — Anxiety was high Saturday in Guatemala amid uncertainty about loved ones who might have been on the tractor-trailer that crashed in southern Mexico while jammed with smuggled migrants, killing 55 people and injuring more than 100.

  • Dec 12, 2021
  • 8:59 AM

Survivors Recall Horror of Mexico Truck Crash That Killed 55

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Survivors of the horrific truck crash in Mexico that killed 55 migrants and injured more than a hundred recounted from their hospital beds how their location inside the truck determined who lived and who died.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 5:48 PM

Press Freedom Threatened Under Bukele in El Salvador

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On November 23, Apple sent 14 El Faro journalists a warning: “state-sponsored attackers may be targeting your iPhone” because of “who you are and what you do.”

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 4:33 PM

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