Posts By: Staff

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Sends 1,000 Troops and Police To Suppress Rebel Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sent an additional 1,000 troops and police Monday to the country’s borders with Brazil and Bolivia to track down […] Read More >

Colombian Presidential Candidate Antanas Mockus Pulling Ahead, Poll Indicates

Today in Latin America Top Story — A recently released Colombian poll predicts that Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus would beat Juan Manuel Santos in a second round vote in […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Worries Mexican Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican Foreign Ministry protested on Wednesday against a proposed Arizona law that would allow police greater authority to detain suspected undocumented immigrants […] Read More >

Climate Change Conference Participants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, To Propose Rights for Mother Earth

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a climate change conference in Cochabamba on Tuesday. More than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries are participating […] Read More >

Catholic Abuse Scandal Hits Brazil; Chilean Church Asks Victims For Forgiveness

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Brazilian priest accused of pedophilia and engaging in sexual conduct with boys as young as 12, was detained by police following a […] Read More >

Edwin Valero Found Dead In Jail Cell On Day of Venezuela’s Bicentennial

Today in Latin America Top Story — Boxing champion Edwin Valero was found hanged with his own clothes in his jail cell early Monday morning. The Venezuelan police said he […] Read More >

Ecuador’s President Correa Calls for More Oil Revenue; Threatens To Nationalize Foreign Companies

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will push legislation to allow the expropriation of private oil companies from Spain, Brazil, Italy and China if […] Read More >

Colombia’s DAS Carried Out “Political Warfare” Against Journalist Hollman Morris, Files Indicate

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents posted to the Center of International Policy’s “Plan Colombia and Beyond” blog indicate that the Department of Administrative Security in Colombia coordinated […] Read More >

Mexico’s Drug War May Have Caused More Deaths Than Previously Thought, New Report Shows

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death toll from Mexico’s war on drug cartels may be much higher than reported by the Mexican media, according to a new, […] Read More >

Cocaine Hidden in Truck from Dakar Rally Seized in Spain; Shipment Originated from Argentina

Today in Latin America Top Story — Spanish police seized 1,760 pounds of cocaine hidden in a truck used as a backup vehicle in the Dakar Rally, an off-road car […] Read More >