Latin America

The Latin American Economy Under a Global Pandemic

At the global scale, leading economic indicators suggest the worst is behind us and that the world is slowly recovering. To be blunt, Latin America’s recovery will be among the worst.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 2:15 PM

The Pandemic and Bolsonaro Continue to Wreak Havoc in Brazil

If on the one hand, the world looks with concern at the unfolding situation in Brazil, on the other hand, for Brazilians the climate is one of absolute fear.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 1:53 PM

Chile Slams Shut Borders Against COVID-19 Cases

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has largely closed its borders to control surging COVID-19 cases despite a region-leading vaccine campaign, joining other South American countries in new moves to clamp down on movement.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 4:36 PM

Brother of Honduran President Sentenced to Life in Drug Case

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted at a trial that a prosecutor said exposed him as a central figure in one of the world’s largest and most violent drug conspiracies.

  • Mar 31, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Outrage Grows Over Police Custody Death in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Outrage grew in Mexico and El Salvador as Mexican authorities said Monday that an autopsy of a Salvadoran woman who died in police custody confirmed that police broke her neck.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 6:10 PM

Chile Eyes Delaying Constitution Assembly Vote Over Pandemic

Chile’s congress should delay a two-day election to select the drafters of a new constitution for Chile until May because of the coronavirus pandemic, President Sebastián Piñera said Sunday.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 4:18 PM

Coronavirus Cases Rise Across South America Despite Vaccination Advances

On March 24, Brazil became the second country to surpass more than 300,000 deaths from COVID-19, after a record-breaking 3,251 deaths in one day on Tuesday.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 11:38 AM

Carta pública de Noam Chomsky y José Santana al arzobispo Francisco Ozoría Acosta y todos los obispos dominicanos

El mundo ha cambiado y seguirá cambiando, porque varias generaciones de mujeres han luchado y continuarán luchando por sus legítimos derechos a la educación, por sus legítimos derechos al trabajo digno, por sus legítimos derechos a ocupar cargos públicos y por sus legítimos derechos a la no violencia y abuso sexual generalizados en los que tantas mujeres, niñas y niños han llegado a perder la vida.

  • Mar 26, 2021
  • 3:33 PM

Mexico Tops 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths, But Real Toll Is Higher

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico surpassed 200,000 test-confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador framed ramped-up vaccination efforts as a race against time.

  • Mar 26, 2021
  • 8:51 AM

Girl’s Solo Journey to US Border Shows Risks Parents Take

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border.

  • Mar 23, 2021
  • 3:38 PM

Colombian Town Uses Discipline, Speakers to Stay Virus-Free

Campohermoso, a town of 3,000 people in Boyaca state in the mountains of central Colombia, has no reported cases of the coronavirus.

  • Mar 23, 2021
  • 9:44 AM

Mexico Limits Non-Essential Travel on Southern Border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican banks of the Suchiate river dawned Sunday with a heavy presence of immigration agents in place to enforce Mexico’s new limits on all but essential travel at its shared border with Guatemala.

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • 11:58 AM

CBP Reports February Increase of Border Apprehensions

Since Joe Biden’s inauguration, the number of people encountered at the southern border has increased, particularly with families and unaccompanied minors.

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • 10:16 AM

Black and Indigenous Delegation From the US Faces Arrest and Illegal Deportation From Chile

“The excessive behavior of Chilean police is reminiscent of repressive tactics used by police during the country’s dictatorship era, where thousands were killed, tortured, and disappeared,” organizers said.

  • Mar 18, 2021
  • 12:12 PM

The End Approaches for Chile’s Military-Era Constitution

On April 11, Chileans elect an assembly to write fresh governing principles and put them to a national vote in 2022. The goal? A more inclusive country and the erasure of a much-amended relic of military rule, the 1980 constitution.

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • 5:27 PM

Accountant Testifies He Saw Honduras President Take Bribes

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran accountant testified Tuesday that he fled Honduras because he felt his life was in danger after witnessing two meetings in which an alleged drug trafficker paid bribes to now-President Juan Orlando Hernández in 2013.

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • 5:00 PM

Chile Becomes Latin America’s COVID-19 Vaccination Champion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After being among the world’s hardest-hit nations with COVID-19, Chile is now near the top among countries at vaccinating its population against the virus.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 12:28 PM

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Arrested for Role in 2019 Coup

Several other members of the interim government have also been arrested, including former General Williams Kaliman.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 10:49 AM

Bolivia Arrests Ex-Leader in Crackdown on Opposition

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The conservative interim president who led Bolivia for a year was arrested Saturday as officials of the restored leftist government pursue those involved in the 2019 ouster of socialist leader Evo Morales, which they regard as a coup, and the administration that followed.

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • 3:06 PM

Remains of Guatemalan Migrants Killed in Mexico Return Home

COMITANCILLO, Guatemala (AP) — Thousands of residents of this Guatemalan town turned out Friday night amid tears and applause to receive the remains of 16 of their own, migrants killed near the Mexico-U.S. border in late January.

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Brazil Justice Annuls Lula’s Sentences, Enabling 2022 Run

SÃO PAULO (AP) — A Supreme Court justice on Monday annulled all convictions against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a ruling that potentially would allow him to run again for the presidency next year.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 8:07 PM

Join us for monthly updates!