Latin America

López Obrador Calls on Mexicans to Help in Battling Fuel Thefts

There aren’t enough tanker trucks, and lines have stretched for hours at gas stations in outlying states this week.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 8:33 pm

Two Things You May Have Missed in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The film contains other subtle but important elements that have been largely ignored by critics so far.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 5:32 pm

Colombia’s Peace Court Weighs Truth, Justice and Mistrust

One by one, many of the victims of Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict are providing brutal testimony to a new Special Peace Jurisdiction that is one of the most controversial aspects of the 2016 peace accord between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 11:23 am

Trump Appeals to Taxpayers for Border Wall Funding

What is unprecedented, authorities say, is the number of women and children arriving at the border, many seeking legal asylum in the country.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 10:32 am

Historic Guatemalan Anti-Corruption Battle Endangered

The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President Jimmy Morales after it helped investigate him, his sons and his brother on accusations of corruption they deny.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 5:26 pm

South America Bloc’s Woes Leave Architectural Gem Forlorn

Where will Unasur go next?

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 11:35 am

Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects to the United States

“Nicolás Maduro doesn’t know the constitution, and he doesn’t know the laws,” Christian Zerpa said.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 11:13 am

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan Is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

While the program was supposed to create new opportunities for sustainable development, it has also destabilized an already precarious “post-conflict” transition.

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • 12:18 pm

The History of Cuban Healthcare

Latino Rebels Radio: January 6, 2019

  • Jan 6, 2019
  • 8:01 pm

Mexico Launches Plan to Stimulate US Border Economy

The country will slash income and corporate taxes to 20 percent from 30 percent for 43 municipalities in six states.

  • Jan 6, 2019
  • 9:30 am

Vatican: Argentine Bishop at Holy See Under Investigation

In a statement to The Associated Press, spokesman Alessandro Gisotti stressed that the allegations against Gustavo Zanchetta.

  • Jan 4, 2019
  • 10:30 am

Mexico Urges Thorough Probe Into Border Tear Gas Incident

In a statement Thursday, the ministry said through its embassy that it lamented any violent acts along its border. It reiterated its commitment to the safety of migrants.

  • Jan 4, 2019
  • 10:15 am

Zapatista Rebels Vow Opposition to Mexico’s New President

The criticisms came as the Zapatistas celebrated the 25th anniversary of their brief armed uprising in 1994.

  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 2:27 pm

Stories From El Salvador: Mothers

My mother became a wife at the age of 14 years old.

  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 8:17 am

Guatemala Village Mourns 2nd Child to Die in US Custody

White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old.

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 2:05 pm

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 2)

Latino Rebels Radio: January 2, 2019

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 12:28 pm

Rightist Bolsonaro Takes Office in Brazil, Promising Populist Change to Angry Voters

Bolsonaro used a Trump-style populist playbook to win the Brazilian presidency in October with 54 percent of the vote.

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 11:04 am

Autopsy: Dead Guatemalan Boy Had Influenza

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator said in a statement late Thursday that more tests need to be done before a cause of death can be determined for Felipe Gómez Alonzo.

  • Dec 28, 2018
  • 11:01 am

Chile Court Upholds Tighter Rules for Human Rights Prisoners

The decision is a defeat for conservative forces in country’s ruling party.

  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 9:27 pm

Bolsonaro’s Anger Won Over Working-Class Brazilians, But His Presidency May Betray Them

The “Trump of the Tropics” is known for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual.

  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 9:11 am

Deaths of 2 Children Raise Doubts About US Border Agency

“There is a real failure here that we all need to reckon with,” said incoming Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat elected last month to represent El Paso in Congress.

  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 8:39 am