Salvadoran Abortion Case Enters Final Phase at Inter-American Court

Beatriz, a woman diagnosed with lupus, was denied an abortion of an anencephalic fetus in 2013 in El Salvador despite 15 doctors’ recommendations that she do so to protect her health. Attorneys for Beatriz’s family —she died in 2017— are challenging El Salvador’s total ban.

  • Apr 27, 2023
  • 1:30 PM

Guatemala Mayan Community Argues Before Human Rights Court

The community of Agua Caliente, one of 16 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities in the El Estor municipality, is demanding that the Guatemalan government give them title to their land and the right to determine how its natural resources are exploited.

  • Feb 9, 2022
  • 5:51 PM

How Latin American Feminists Shifted Global Understanding of Gender-Based Violence

Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: As Expected, Bukele Pushes Constitutional Rewrite

A proposal to reform the Salvadoran constitution would loosen current limits on judicial power and extend the presidential term. Lawyers question the legitimacy of the reform and the implications for Nayib Bukele’s tightening grip on power.

  • Aug 13, 2021
  • 5:01 PM

The Fight For Abortion Rights In The Dominican Republic (A Latino USA Podcast)

A legal reform might be closer than ever before: activists have found an opportunity to fight for what are called the three “causales” —or three grounds— after a historic government change has led to a revision of the country’s penal code.

  • Jun 29, 2021
  • 11:12 AM

From the First Line of Colombian Youth Protesting the Government of Iván Duque

“People are on the streets because they realize what is happening, what is killing them right in their faces,” Marco explains.

  • May 28, 2021
  • 4:36 PM

The Deadliest Police Operations in Brazil’s History

At around 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, Rio de Janeiro was waking up to yet another massacre.

  • May 20, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

U.S. Government Hid Presence of U.S. Advisor in El Mozote Massacre, Expert Says

A United States military advisor, Sergeant Major Allen Bruce Hazelwood, was in Morazán with Coronel Domingo Monterrosa, commander of the Atlacatl Battalion, during the El Mozote massacre in December of 1981.

  • Apr 28, 2021
  • 10:08 AM

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

Honduran Garifuna Leaders Still Missing

The Indigenous Garifuna community is fearful after a group of five men was kidnapped by unknown assailants this past weekend.

  • Jul 24, 2020
  • 12:44 PM

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Report: Nicaragua Government Failing to Protect Indigenous

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s government has not only failed to enforce laws that protect its indigenous peoples and their communal lands, but is actively promoting illegal land grabs and granting concessions to mining and timber companies, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

Juan Guaidó Attends State of the Union

The event gave the Venezuelan National Assembly leader renewed visibility as his efforts to assume power in Venezuela have remained stagnant.

  • Feb 5, 2020
  • 12:35 PM

Ecuadorian Case Could Set Precedent for Addressing Sexual Violence in Schools

At least 32 percent of girls in Ecuador under the age of 14 have reported sexual assault while at school.

  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

30 Years After US Invasion, Panamanian Families Seek Answers

The United States launched “Operation Just Cause” on December 20. shortly after midnight. Some 27,000 troops were tasked by then-President George H.W. Bush with capturing Noriega, protecting the lives of Americans living in Panama and restoring democracy to the country that a decade later would take over control of the Panama Canal.

  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 4:28 PM

Claiming the US Is ‘Full,’ Trump Seeks ‘Tougher’ Border Agencies

On Sunday, Kirstjen Nielsen announced her departure from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 10:39 AM

Trump, Bolsonaro Swap Praise, Soccer Jerseys at Washington Meeting

In visiting the White House, Bolsonaro hoped to strengthen trade, investments and military collaboration with the United States.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 12:57 PM

Amnesty International Slams Guatemalan Bill Opposing Same-Sex Couples

“The Law for the Protection of Life and the Family,” would also establish prison terms of two to four years for “women who cause miscarriages,” but would allow abortion for rape victims.

  • Sep 6, 2018
  • 12:26 PM

Venezuela Releases Chevron Executives, Spain Arrests Son of Venezuelan Oil Magnate

Carlos Algarra and René Vásquez are Venezuelan citizens and were arrested in mid-April during a widespread corruption probe of the oil sector that led to the detention of more than 80 executives at PDVSA.

  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 12:20 PM

In Surprise Show of Support for Marriage Equality, Costa Rica Elects Ruling Party Candidate to Presidency

Carlos Alvarado Quesada won handily in Sunday’s run-off, with more than 60 percent of the vote.

  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 11:03 AM

Want to Be President of Mexico? There’s an App for That

In the end, who makes it onto the ballot may have less to do with popularity than with Mexico’s incredibly user-unfriendly election smartphone app.

  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 6:56 PM

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