Latin America

Large Migrant Caravan Dissolves in Guatemala

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pressed on toward the Mexican border, while others accepted rides from authorities back to Honduras.

  • Jan 19, 2021
  • 2:38 PM

America’s Favorite Terrorists (OPINION)

When in doubt, accuse the U.S. government of doing what it accuses other governments of doing. The rule goes double for Trump.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 1:11 PM

Mexico President Accuses DEA of Fabricating General’s Case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 10:01 AM

Honduran Migrants Trek North Toward Guatemalan Border

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city Thursday despite continued signs from Mexico and other Central American governments that they would not be allowed through.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 8:30 AM

Prison Officials Flouted Legal Protocols in Transfers of MS-13 Leaders

Officials at the Salvadoran Prison Bureau ordered the emergency transfer of MS-13 leader Chino Milo from the maximum-security wing of Izalco Prison, where he is incarcerated, to the hospital in Zacatecoluca—despite the prison’s chief doctor’s claim that he had a clean bill of health.

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • 12:31 PM

Thousands of Brazilians Who Won Elections as Black Candidates in 2020 Previously Ran for Office as White

Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • 3:37 PM

Cuba Condemns New US Sanctions, Hopes for Better With Biden

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is convinced that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden does not believe the Caribbean island nation sponsors terrorism, a senior Cuban diplomat said Tuesday, a day after the outgoing U.S. administration returned Cuba to a terrorism list.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • 1:50 PM

Trump Hits Cuba With New Terrorism Sanctions in Waning Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to renew relations with the communist-governed island.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 7:46 PM

US Motions Expand Drug Claims Against Honduras President

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had the country’s armed forces protect a cocaine laboratory and shipments to the United States.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

Argentina Makes History

Latino Rebels Radio, January 7, 2021

  • Jan 7, 2021
  • 5:31 PM

Mexico’s Point-Man on Coronavirus Seen Vacationing, Maskless

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government official in charge of efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic has been spotted at a Pacific coast beach, apparently sitting at sea-side restaurant without a face mask on.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

The State of Latin America (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats with Jordana Timerman, a freelance reporter and public policy researcher based in Buenos Aires, and the editor of Latin America Daily Briefing

  • Dec 26, 2020
  • 12:12 PM

Argentina to Add More Transgender People to Labor Force

In September, President Alberto Fernández signed a decree establishing a 1% employment quota for transgender people in the public sector.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 1:10 PM

A Pandemic Atlas: Peru’s Death Toll Leaves a Grieving Nation

“Behind every death is a family,” Ronald Marín says. “Behind every death is a name.”

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • 9:56 AM

Brazil, Mexico Presidents Among Last to Congratulate Biden

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, becoming the last major Latin American leaders to do so.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 4:43 PM

How I Made It: From Med School Student to Cimafunk (A Latino USA Podcast)

Innovative and creative, thirty-year-old singer and songwriter Cimafunk, or Erik Rodriguez, is building a new stage for Cuban music.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 11:57 AM

Argentina’s Lower House Approves Bill Legalizing Abortion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize elective abortions to the 14th week of pregnancy, a proposal from President Alberto Fernández in response to long-sought demands from women’s rights activists in the homeland of Pope Francis.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 5:39 PM

How the Mapuche Are Helping to Shape Chile’s Next Constitution

According to Dr. Amaya Alvez Marín, the constitutional process is “an invitation to unlearn our Western ways, our extractive ways, our imperialistic ways,” which have not protected nature.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 3:32 PM

Central America’s Two Tragic Hurricanes

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 12:44 PM

Mexico Failed to Provide Human Rights Training to Armed Forces

Of all the institutions consulted, the organization found that  the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) and the National Guard did not have “complete evidence to evaluate the outcome of the training that was carried out.”

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 12:26 PM

The Amazon’s Burning Libraries (A Latino USA Podcast)

From illegal mining and logging to destructive dams to land grabbers to a federal government that often ignores their concerns outright, the Munduruku along the Tapajós River are under attack on all fronts.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 11:49 AM

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