Latin America

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

How an Indigenous Artist Became Inspired to Reconnect With Mapuche Culture

“My art is a reflection of what it is to be Mapuche. Mapuche people value and respect nature a lot,” Alexis Mariqueo told Latino Rebels.

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • 5:01 PM

Venezuela Begins Talks With Opposition in Mexico

Representatives of the Venezuelan opposition and government have started talks to resolve the crisis facing the country.

  • Aug 16, 2021
  • 3:32 PM

Search for Survivors Continues After Haiti Earthquake

The country’s Civil Protection Agency said 1,297 dead from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake had been counted by Sunday, a day after the temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.

  • Aug 16, 2021
  • 12:21 PM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Limit of 650 Migrants Per Day

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The governments of Panama and Colombia agreed Wednesday to impose a daily limit on the number of migrants passing through the thickly jungled and roadless Darien Gap on the two countries’ border.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Loses His Bid to Reform Voting System

SÃO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a major defeat in Congress when Brazilian lawmakers rejected a proposal to require printed receipts at some electronic ballot boxes.

  • Aug 11, 2021
  • 11:50 AM

Senate Pushes New Sanctions on Nicaragua

The law, called the RENACER Act (Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform), would allow the Biden administration to impose targeted sanctions against “Nicaraguan officials who seek to derail the country’s electoral process.”

  • Aug 10, 2021
  • 5:50 PM

Colombia’s Tax Reform Reveals the Hidden Power of Credit Agencies Throughout the Americas

“Credit rating agencies try to have a qualitative and scientific vision for rating sovereign debt,” Giovanni Rodríguez of Colombia’s National University told Latino Rebels. “They have very practical methodologies which are easy to follow. But in the end. these agencies, far from making objective ratings, use ratings that are based in political and subjective logic.”

  • Aug 10, 2021
  • 1:56 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Ortega’s Single-Candidate Elections

The results of the November 7 presidential elections are now clear: Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo will run for reelection without any legitimate opponents.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Restrict Flow of Migrants

SAN VICENTE, Panama (AP) — Officials of Panama and Colombia agreed Friday to restrict the growing flow of migrants, mainly Cubans and Haitians, who have been crossing the Darien Gap that marks the border between the two countries.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 10:55 AM

With BEST FAMILIES, Director Javier Fuentes-León Finds Laughs in Latin American Class Conflict

The feature film follows one lunch gone awry as old secrets threaten the long-held divide between a rich family and the maids who serve them.

  • Aug 6, 2021
  • 5:05 PM

US Restricts More Visas for Nicaraguans Close to Government

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States has slapped visa restrictions on 50 immediate family members of Nicaraguan officials who have been involved in or benefited from President Daniel Ortega’s growing repression, the U.S. State Department said Friday.

  • Aug 6, 2021
  • 4:11 PM

The Pressure Against Bolsonaro Continues in Brazil

Brazil ended the month of July with more than 550,000 people dead from the pandemic amid signs of weakening of the government, which still maneuvers in every possible way to survive the pressure from the streets.

  • Aug 5, 2021
  • 7:06 PM

Peru’s Contentious Election

Latino Rebels Radio: August 5, 2021

  • Aug 5, 2021
  • 5:59 PM

OPINION: Will One, New Political Alternative for Cuba Actually Work?

Most of these current alternatives originate from the Cuban exile community.

  • Aug 5, 2021
  • 4:40 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: A Revival of the Guatemalan Spring?

A national strike shook Guatemala last week following the removal of a top anti-corruption prosecutor. In El Salvador, while walking a precarious fiscal tightrope, Nayib Bukele handed a rare olive branch to civil society groups critical of his administration.

  • Aug 3, 2021
  • 12:58 PM

Their Town Wiped Out by a Mudslide, People of La Reina Mourn

Home to about 1,000 people, the town in western Honduras was hit by two powerful hurricanes within three weeks, natural disasters made far worse by local deforestation and climate change. La Reina was buried by a landslide.

  • Aug 2, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

Guatemalans Protest Firing of Corruption Prosecutor

The firing of an anti-corruption prosecutor has sparked an angry reaction from civil society and demands for the resignations of President Alejandro Giammattei and Attorney General María Consuelo Porras.

  • Aug 2, 2021
  • 12:14 PM

OPINION: Anti-Blackness in the Cuban Diaspora

Racism is a deeply rooted issue that is widely ignored among Cuban Americans.

  • Jul 30, 2021
  • 4:59 PM

Peru Has a New President, Its Fifth in Five Years: Who Is Pedro Castillo?

Castillo is not a liberal—he’s a leftist with a social agenda.

  • Jul 29, 2021
  • 12:05 PM

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