Posts By: Staff

Sarkozy Becomes First French President to Visit Haiti; Promises $400 million in aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Haiti Wednesday, becoming the first French president to visit the country since it gained independence in 1804. Sarkozy […] Read More >

Haiti’s Earthquake More Damaging Than Originally Estimated, Study Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — A study released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Tuesday says that the damage from last month’s earthquake in Haiti could have caused […] Read More >

Spain To Take Five Detainees From U.S. Prison At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — Spain plans to accept five detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba from the United States. Spanish officials said they […] Read More >

U.S. Military Reduces Presence In Haiti

Today in Latin America Top Story –The U.S. will reduce its military presence in Haiti to 13,000 from its peak of 20,000 at the beginning of the month, according to […] Read More >

Truth Commission In Honduras Will Investigate Overthrow of Manuel Zelaya

Today in Latin America Top Story — A truth commission in Honduras plans to investigate the events that led to the ouster of now exiled former President Manuel Zelaya. Former […] Read More >

Illegal Immigration Declined In 2009, Says Department Of Homeland Security

Today in Latin America Top Story — A report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Wednesday said that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States in […] Read More >

UNASUR Creates $300 Million Fund To Aid Haiti’s Recovery At Meeting In Quito

Today in Latin America Top Story — South American leaders met in Quito, Ecuador Tuesday to create a $300 million fund to aid Haiti in the country’s recovery process. The […] Read More >

Mexican Drug War: Suspected Tijuana Cartel Leaders Raydel López Uriarte, Manuel García Simentel Arrested

Today in Latin America Top Story –The Mexican authorities arrested Raydel López Uriarte and Manuel García Simentel, allegedly the two remaining leaders of the Tijuana narcotrafficking cartel. Manuel is suspected […] Read More >

Laura Chinchilla Becomes First Woman President in Costa Rica

Today in Latin America Top Story — Costa Rica elected the country’s first female president Sunday, as Laura Chinchilla won the election with 47 percent of the vote, according to […] Read More >

Deposed Haitian Leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s Assets Frozen In Switzerland

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Switzerland froze approximately $4.6 million from the family of former Haitian leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier that was held in Swiss banks. The […] Read More >