Latin America

Migrants Split on Whether to Keep Walking Through Mexico

VILLA COMALTITLÁN, Mexico (AP) — A group of migrants that once numbered as many as 5,000 were split on Thursday about whether to keep walking through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 5:34 PM

At Fractured Summit of the Americas, Biden Seeks Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week’s Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

Migration Gets Top Billing as Biden Hosts Hemisphere Leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migration has taken center stage at an assembly of Western Hemisphere leaders, reflecting its emergence as a top foreign policy issue amid red-carpet drama over who comes and who stays home.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 4:33 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: New Targets of Lawfare Against Guatemalan Justice

Guatemala, in Brief: The persecution of independent judges and prosecutors pressed onward with the order to put former top state attorney Virginia Laparra on trial. The shady Foundation against Terrorism, lead architect of the legal attacks that have already pushed two-dozen anti-corruption operators into exile, has named among its next targets the human rights ombudsman and three of the country’s most influential judges.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

Biden Hoping to Avoid Summit of the Americas Flop in LA

With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador topping a list of leaders threatening to stay home to protest the exclusion by the host United States of authoritarian leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, experts say the event could turn into an embarrassment for U.S. President Joe Biden.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

Renewed Hopes But More Delays for Cubans Seeking US Visas

The Biden administration has said it will reactivate the long-stalled Family Reunification Program, which lets Cubans legally in the U.S. bring close relatives. But while separated families see hope in the measures, the long wait of years and a web of political interests also make them skeptical.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 5:09 PM

Petro, Hernández to Vie in Colombia Presidential Runoff

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombian voters opted for a dramatic change in presidential politics, choosing a leftist former rebel and an outsider populist businessman to advance to a runoff election in June amid hopes a new face can pull them out of the economic damage from the pandemic.

  • May 30, 2022
  • 1:59 PM

Luis Carlos Restrepo y la revolución-molecular-disipada (OPINIÓN)

Colombia está al borde de un cambio increíble, mientras que la historia de cómo llegamos aquí es casi mágicamente audaz como las representaciones fantásticas de Colombia que vemos en la televisión.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 6:09 PM

Biden Administration Deserves Praise for Easing Restrictions Against Cuba (OPINION)

Cuban families will now have an easier time visiting relatives on the island by restoring flights to cities other than Havana. This is great news for U.S.-based Cubans who have family in provinces and face steep transportation costs to see their loved ones.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 11:54 AM

US to Ease a Few Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 3:33 PM

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.

  • May 17, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide

Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Latin American Leaders to Skip Summit of the Americas If Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua Uninvited

Several Latin American leaders have signaled they will not attend this year’s 9th Summit of the Americas if Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are not invited. “Nobody should exclude anyone,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a recent visit to Cuba.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

The Green Wave

Latino Rebels Radio: May 12, 2022

  • May 12, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

Explosion Damages Hotel in Cuban Capital; 8 Deaths Reported

A powerful explosion seriously damaged a hotel in the Cuban capital on Friday, and officials reported at least eight people had died.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

As US Poised to Restrict Abortion, Colombia, Mexico, Other Nations Ease Access

As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 1:52 PM

Honduras Repeals Charter Cities Law

The government on Monday repealed a law that authorized self-governing economic zones known as “ZEDEs.” This decision forced foreign investors in Honduras to pause plans to develop in these zones. President Xiomara Castro said that Monday’s repeal was “historic” and the country was “recovering its sovereignty.”

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

Interview With Wife of Independent Journalist Jailed in Cuba

HOUSTON — Being an independent journalist in the U.S. is a tricky business. We regularly have our ideas and stories stolen from us. Many of us receive near-constant death threats from trolls, racists, and even cops on occasion. While you can compare what we go through to journalists in other countries, it’s rare for a […]

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 12:10 PM

The Legacy of Chavismo

On the 20th anniversary month of a U.S.-supported coup in Venezuela that shook the foundation of Latin American politics, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela examines the legacy of Chavismo with Alejandro Velasco —New York University historian and former executive editor of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)—to take stock and discuss […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 7:28 PM

Mexican Investigators Find Body of Missing 18-Year-Old Debanhi Escobar

MEXICO: Authorities this week discovered the body of Debanhi Susana Escobar, who went missing on April 9 in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, submerged in a cistern at a motel close to where she was last seen alive. Her body had been decomposing for two weeks, nearly unrecognizable, said Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 11:16 AM

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