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Brazilian opposition councilwoman assassinated with possible involvement of police officers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro by two men who fired nine shots at her vehicle, killing both her and […] Read More >

Seven dead and 25 injured in police raid of Bolivian prison Palmasola

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Before dawn yesterday 2,300 police officers supported by helicopters raided the largest prison in Bolivia, resulting in 7 dead inmates and 25 injured, including seven officers. […] Read More >

Trump takes first look at border wall prototypes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA President Donald Trump visited California yesterday to review eight prototypes for his proposed multi-billion-dollar border wall, marking the first time he saw physical evidence of the […] Read More >

UN accuses Honduras security forces of killing protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The United Nations condemned the Honduran security forces yesterday for their “excessive” and “intentional” use of lethal force that led to at least 23 deaths during […] Read More >

Colombian Right Shows Strength in Legislative Elections, Presidential Primary

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Right-wing movements opposed to Colombia’s peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels were the big winners of yesterday’s legislative elections. Having headed an […] Read More >

As Trump orders new tariffs, 11 nations sign major trade pact

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eleven countries from the Pacific Rim signed a major free-trade agreement in Chile yesterday, just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump authorized new tariffs on imported steel […] Read More >

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina’s last military dictator, died

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eight years after he was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, Argentina’s last military dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, died after a heart attack in […] Read More >

Attorneys demand the release of award-winning Mexican journalist

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Attorneys demand the release of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, an award-winning Mexican journalist who is being held at an immigration facility in Texas after escaping death threats […] Read More >

First legally-binding pact to protect nature activists is signed by Latin American and Caribbean states

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Twenty-four Latin American and Caribbean states signed on Sunday the first legally-binding pact in the region to protect environmental activists, in an event hosted in San […] Read More >

Honduras arrests 1st “intellectual author” of 2016 assassination of Berta Cáceres

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   Honduran authorities arrested David Castillo Mejía Friday on charges that he orchestrated the 2016 assassination of celebrated environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres. A […] Read More >