Posts By: Staff

Mexico’s leftist López Obrador wins presidency by overwhelming victory

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador won yesterday Mexico’s presidency after he moderated his most radical proposals in his third bid for his country’s leadership. […] Read More >

Venezuela averted a military coup ahead of May’s presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Several dozen officers from all four branches of Venezuela’s armed forces were imprisoned on accusations of treason by a military court in mid-May for planning […] Read More >

Colombian Senate approves transitional justice law, but with changes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The Senate approved yesterday the bill that creates an operating manual for the special peace justice, the lynchpin of the peace process with the FARC, […] Read More >

President of Paraguay won’t be able to take Senate seat after he steps down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY:President Horacio Cartes announced on Tuesday he would pull back on his attempt to resign six weeks before his term ends after he was unable to […] Read More >

A general strike against IMF deal paralyzes Argentina’s main cities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: A third general strike led by Argentina’s largest union confederation shut down Buenos Aires and other Argentine cities yesterday. Public transportation, airlines, ports, schools, banks […] Read More >

122 Mexican politicians have been killed ahead of Sunday’s polls

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexicans will go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, federal lawmakers, nine governors and more than 3,000 regional and local posts in […] Read More >

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights says rule of law is “virtually absent” in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released this morning a report denouncing the failure of Venezuelan authorities to hold accountable perpetrators of serious […] Read More >

President Trump stopped family separations but gave no solution for those already separated

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday stopping his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing […] Read More >

Five more deaths in Nicaragua as the government takes Masaya by storm

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Between three and five people died when government forces and pro-government militias attempted yesterday  to take back the city of Masaya, which had declared itself […] Read More >

Ecuador’s High court includes former president Correa in kidnap probe

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The National Court of Justice ordered former President Rafael Correa be included in an investigation into the attempted kidnapping by police officers of an opposition […] Read More >