Latin America

Hamlet Lavastida: To Be or Not To Be? (OPINION)

This concerns you, wherever you are.

  • Sep 18, 2021
  • 11:30 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Thousands Defy Bukele on El Salvador’s 200th Birthday

El Salvador, in Brief: Mass protests gripped San Salvador on Central America’s bicentennial anniversary of independence, marking a new phase for the opposition to President Bukele’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Bukele accused the international community of financing the protests to undermine his government.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

Thousands Protest Against Bukele Government in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador’s capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election.

  • Sep 16, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

The Aftermath of the September 7 Protests in Brazil

Latino Rebels spoke to three experts in different areas to understand the political moment and what the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations —and his retreat— mean for Brazil and its democracy.

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • 1:55 PM

Shining Path Leader Abimael Guzmán Dead at 86

Guzmán left his job as a professor of philosophy in 1980 to lead Shining Path in what would become the deadliest civil conflict in Peru’s history as an independent country.

  • Sep 13, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

Groups Sue Mexico Seeking to Stop Mass Removal of Migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four migrant defense groups in Mexico announced Wednesday that they have sought court injunctions to block what they call “massive” deportations, arguing the government is violating due process and Mexican and international law governing asylum.

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 10:27 PM

A Chilean Awakening

Latino Rebels Radio: September 9, 2021

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 10:05 PM

Access to Abortion Is Mexico’s Example for Latin America (and Texas)

The most important Catholic country in Latin America is today a feminist reference.

  • Sep 8, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

Early Stumble as El Salvador Starts Bitcoin as Currency

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 4:14 PM

Mexico Supreme Court Rules Abortion Not a Crime

The decision will immediately only affect the northern border state, but it establishes “obligatory criteria for all of the country’s judges,” compelling them to act the same way in similar cases, said court President Arturo Zaldívar.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Administration Shoots the Messenger Again

Bukele administration officials have forcefully denied new evidence of their negotiations with gangs. While gang negotiations have become common practice for politicians in El Salvador, broad public hostility toward such talks incentivizes secrecy.

  • Aug 29, 2021
  • 3:13 PM

Bolsonaro Supporters Call for September 7 Military Coup

Pro-Bolsonaro groups have organized across the country, calling for a new military regime. Governors fear that the military police may rebel and start an uprising that would force the army to take a stand.

  • Aug 27, 2021
  • 2:56 PM

Cuba to Recognize and Regulate Cryptocurrencies

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Thursday it will recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payments on the island.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 9:51 PM

Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Mezcal: From Farms To Bars (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA takes us on a journey to understand —and appreciate— mezcal’s production process and how to become a better consumer.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Administration Buried Evidence of Gang Negotiations

Salvadoran prosecutors obtained groundbreaking evidence confirming that the Bukele administration negotiated a reduction in homicides with the country’s three gangs and that top prison officials removed potentially incriminating evidence from their facilities.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 9:09 AM

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Charged With Genocide

The charges relate to actions taken by Áñez shortly after being declared president when she issued a decree giving the military responsibility for public security. In the next week, security forces shot 20 people to death and injured dozens of others in two clashes in Cochabamba and El Alto.

  • Aug 23, 2021
  • 10:57 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: What’s Changed for Migrants Under Biden?

Seven months into Biden’s term, the administration is considering reinstating Remain in Mexico and is ramping up Title 42 border expulsions. The future of DACA and TPS recipients also remains in limbo as Congress stalls on immigration reform.

  • Aug 20, 2021
  • 3:19 PM

La entrevista con Juan Francisco Sandoval

A Latino Rebels Radio exclusive en español.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:28 PM

Tensions Over Aid Grow in Haiti as Quake’s Deaths Pass 2K

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Tensions have been growing over the slow pace of aid reaching victims of a powerful weekend earthquake that killed more than 2,100 people in Haiti and was trailed by a drenching tropical depression.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 7:03 AM

Report Shines Light on Abuse by Bolivia’s Interim Government

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s recent interim government persecuted opponents with “systematic torture” and “summary executions” by security forces in the tumultuous aftermath of Evo Morales’ resignation in 2019, according to a new report by independent human rights experts.

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

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