Posts By: Staff

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 >

Brazil and U.S. Sign First Major Military Cooperation Agreement Since 1977; Some Tensions Remain

Today in Latin America Top Story – The United States and Brazil signed their first major military cooperation agreement in decades on Monday in Washington. The agreement provides for cooperation […] Read More >

U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Attacked with Explosive as Drug Violence Rises in Northern Mexico

Today in Latin America Top Story – Unidentified assailants threw an explosive over the fence of the U.S. Consulate in the border city Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, reigniting anxieties that U.S. […] Read More >

Chile Hands Over Highly Enriched Uranium To the United States

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chile became one of the first countries to hand over highly enriched uranium (HEU) from its nuclear reactors to the United States for […] Read More >

Peru’s Nationalist Party Attempts To Remove President Alán García After Violence Against Miners

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Nationalist Party of Peru brought a motion before Congress Wednesday that declared President Alán García “morally unfit” to finish his term, due […] Read More >

U.S. and Brazil Negotiate First Major Military Cooperation Agreement in Decades

Today in Latin America Top Story – The United States and Brazil are negotiating their first major military cooperation agreement since 1977, according to BBC Brasil. Citing diplomatic sources, the […] Read More >

Six People Killed in Peru as Police Disburse Miners’ Protest

At least six people were killed, 29 injured, dozens detained and thousands more were left stranded on the highway for two nights after police clashed with striking miners in Peru […] Read More >

Movement Towards Socialism Makes Gains in Bolivian Regional Elections; Opposition Maintains Strongholds

Today in Latin America Top Story – Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Movement Towards Socialism (MAS, in Spanish) fared well in Sunday’s regional elections, winning five of a possible nine governorships, […] Read More >

Venezuela and Russia Sign Energy and Defense Agreements

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Venezuela this weekend on a trip to strengthen bilateral ties. Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed […] Read More >