Posts By: Staff

Embattled Peruvian president steps down over vote-buying scandal

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned yesterday amid corruption accusations. On Tuesday, footage had been leaked by right-wing opposition party Popular Force allegedly showing Kuczynzki’s allies […] Read More >

The murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the Arizona-Mexico border begins today

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Opening statements for the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the Arizona-Mexico border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2012 […] Read More >

The Trump administration declared all U.S. transactions with Venezuela’s petro bitcoin illegal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The Trump administration banned all U.S. transactions with Venezuela’s backed cryptocurrency yesterday, arguing it was created to bypass the financial sanctions slapped unto the cash-stripped South American country. The petro, as […] Read More >

Thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA On Sunday thousands of people marched in Rio de Janeiro to protest the murder of Marielle Franco, the former Brazilian councilwoman and human rights activist who […] Read More >

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 >