Posts By: Staff

Colombian wins Goldman environmental prize for facing mining interests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Francia Márquez Mina, a 36-year-old Afro community leader from the western Cauca department, won the 2018 Goldman Prize yesterday for her creative defense of ancestral […] Read More >

Nicaragua cancels social security changes after deadly protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security proposal in Nicaragua yesterday following five days of violent protests that left more than 20 people dead, […] Read More >

Paraguay to elect new president Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The favorite to […] Read More >

Cuba selects new president as Castro era comes to an end

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   CUBA: Cuban President Raúl Castro is expected to step down today after 12 years in power, ending a nearly six-decade rule by the Castro family. […] Read More >

Two more people kidnapped by FARC dissidents on the Ecuador-Colombia border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Ecuadorean authorities identified as Oscar Efrén Villacís Gómez, 24, and Katty Vanesa Velasco Pinargote, 20, the two persons who appear in a proof of […] Read More >

Britain apologizes for ill treatment of “Windrush generation” Caribbean immigrants

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA British authorities apologized yesterday for the “appalling” treatment of Caribbean immigrants of the “Windrush generation” who have been victims of the tightening of immigration laws in recent […] Read More >

Subdued Summit of the Americas focused on anti-corruption measures

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   The Summit of the Americas, where the heads of states of the Organization of American States, or OAS, come together every three years, was held […] Read More >

Trinidad and Tobago to decriminalize homosexuality

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: A high court judge yesterday struck down a colonial-era law banning gay sex in Trinidad and Tobago, a historic ruling that clears the path to decriminalize […] Read More >

Pope Francis recants on Chile abuse case, asks victims for forgiveness

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE—Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement yesterday admitting to having made “grave errors” in his controversial judgement of Chile’s sex abuse scandal and inviting the victims […] Read More >

Trump will not attend the 2018 Summit of the Americas in Peru

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES—President Trump will not attend the 2018 Summit of the Americas in Lima later this week, instead sending Vice President Mike Pence to represent the […] Read More >