Latin America

Cuban Security Forces Detain Artists Who Organized Protest

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Claudia Genlui Hidalgo and Iliana Hernández were detained for allegedly attempting to destabilize the government via their San Isidro Movement.

  • Dec 3, 2020
  • 12:17 PM

Electric Wheelchair Tours Show Colombian City From New Angle

The hand-cycles, built and designed with the help of local bike workshops, are powered by rechargeable batteries and latch on to wheelchairs with metal bars and hooks. The steering and brakes are like those on a regular bicycle, while accelerating only requires pushing a button on one of the handles.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 5:50 PM

Mexican Officials Aren’t Reporting COVID-19 Cases in Migrant Detention Centers

Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) has dodged questions regarding the number of COVID-19 cases at its detention facilities.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

Argentina Cops Search Office of 2nd Doctor in Maradona Case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The investigation into Diego Maradona’s death continued Tuesday with police raids on the office and home of the psychiatrist who cared for the soccer star and is being investigated for possible medical negligence.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Peru’s Democracy Faces Greatest Trial Since Fujimori Dictatorship After Two Presidents Are Ousted in One Week

During Fujimori’s corrupt military-backed rule between 1990 and 2000, Peru’s democratic institutions were dismantled and its democratic values subverted. Dissenters faced death, disappearance and torture.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 2:39 PM

Brazil Reports Record Amount of Deforestation

Over 2.7 million acres were cut down in 2020, a 9.5% increase compared to the previous year.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 9:54 AM

Hunger Strike in Havana Sparks a New Level of Protest for Cuban Artists

The arrest and subsequent eight month sentence of Cuban rapper and activist Denis Solís González has set off an escalating protest movement in Havana and abroad. 

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 1:29 PM

Maradona’s Doctor Is Under Investigation Following the Football Star’s Death

Argentine police searched Leopoldo Luque’s home on Sunday and seized some medical records, computers, hard drives and cellphones.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 9:35 AM

Despite Violence in Colombia, FARC-EP Continues to Demand Peace

Over 200 demobilized guerrillas have been killed since the 2016 Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) as a multitude of other illegal armed groups spread and grow. In October, the new FARC political party led a pilgrimage for life and peace across the country to demand that the Peace Accords be implemented and the violence stop.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

Former President of Panama Will Face New Trial

Justices Donaji Arosemena and Yiles Pittí argued that the testimonies by protected witness Ismael Pittí and Júbilo Grael, an agent who participated in the wiretapping, indicated the existence of illegal activities.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 1:22 PM

Argentine Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 12:18 PM

Punishing Hurricanes to Spur More Central American Migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

113 Bodies Found in Unmarked Graves in Mexico

The State Attorney General’s office stated that this is the largest gravesite ever found in the area, and that officials are attempting to identify the remains.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

What Just Happened in Peru?

I was sitting in my kitchen with my dad, nervously waiting for the voting in Peru’s Congress to begin on November 9.

  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 3:22 PM

Guatemalan Protesters Set Congress on Fire Over Budget Cuts

Police fired tear gas at protestors and around a dozen people have been reported injured.

  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 12:03 PM

Hundreds of Thousands at Honduras’ Shelters After Hurricanes

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges.

  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 10:11 AM

Mexico Says Officials Will Not Be Tried in the U.S.

However, Jesús Ramírez, a spokesman for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said the country was willing to extradite officials or drug traffickers, contradicting the earlier statement made by Marcelo Ebrard.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Mexico Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 4th Country to Do So

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:38 AM

US Drops Charges Against Former Mexican Defense Minister

In court documents revealed on Tuesday, the Justice Department said that “sensitive and important foreign policy considerations outweigh the government’s interest in pursuing the prosecution of the defendant.”

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 1:37 PM

El Salvador Taps New DC Lobbyist in Pivot to Biden

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador has awarded a $780,000 lobby contract to a three-week old Washington firm set up to promote investment as President Nayib Bukele, a staunch Trump ally, seeks to pivot toward Joe Biden’s $4 billion development plan to stop the flow of migration from Central America.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

US Drops Drug Trafficking Charges Against Ex-Mexican General

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary, a stunning reversal that came after a pressure campaign from Mexico.

  • Nov 18, 2020
  • 8:34 PM

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