Posts By: Staff

Maduro is reelected as Venezuelan president, opposition calls the election invalid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: In a presidential election marked by high levels of abstention, President Nicolás Maduro was reelected yesterday for a second six-year-term with 5.8 million votes. His closest […] Read More >

One million Venezuelans fled to Colombia in past year: Red Cross

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA: At least one million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia since mid-2017 to escape their country’s intensifying economic crisis, a senior Red Cross official reported this […] Read More >

Cuban economy has lost $130 billion due to U.S. embargo, says U.N.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA-U.S.: The United States-led financial and trade embargo on Cuba has cost the country’s economy more than $130 billion at current prices over the past  six […] Read More >

Maduro must step down, “time for talking” is over: Nikki Haley

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-VENEZUELA: A day after Vice President Mike Pence called on the Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Nicolás […] Read More >

Colombian former president said gov. officials warned him of a plot against his life

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Right-wing opposition Senator and former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez claimed yesterday that government officials warned him of a plot against his life last week. Former […] Read More >

U.S. announces the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS-U.S.: The Trump Administration announced on Friday the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans in the United States, thereby requiring an estimated 57,000 people to either […] Read More >

Brazilian raid targets $1.6 billion money-laundering ring

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Dozens of people were arrested in Brazil and Uruguay yesterday in a massive raid targeting an international money-laundering scheme that authorities said moved $1.6 billion […] Read More >

May Day marches in Honduras turn violent

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS:  About 20,000 people, including ousted president Manuel Zelaya, marched in capital city of Tegucigalpa on May Day. The protests turned violent and anti-riot police used tear […] Read More >

Trump delays decision to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Facing a self-imposed deadline, late on Monday the Trump administration pushed the decision to impose tariffs to U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European […] Read More >

In Haiti Cholera victims have only received 2% of promised U.N. relief aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haitians suffering from cholera caused by United Nations peacekeepers have only received two percent of promised relief funds halfway through the fund’s projected three-year term, […] Read More >