Posts By: Staff

Iván Duque, conservative heir to former president, wins Colombian presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Colombians went to the polls and elected young conservative Iván Duque in a runoff vote against former leftwing mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro, the […] Read More >

National strike paralyzes Nicaragua ahead of new round of talks

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: A 24-hour national strike that began Thursday at midnight and ended last night paralyzed the streets of Nicaragua. It was organized by the opposition “Civic […] Read More >

Argentine Chamber of Deputies passes abortion bill, a vote by the Senate will follow

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill allowing elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation after a 22-hour discussion in the lower house of […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government and opposition blame each other for continuation of violence

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: At least five people died and 12 were injured in Nicaragua yesterday during the ongoing confrontations. Civil organizations reported the police conducted raids to […] Read More >

In Chile, Mapuche brothers sentenced to life in prison after controversial trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Two indigenous men belonging to the Mapuche community were sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Werner Luchsinger and Vivianne Mackay during a […] Read More >

First case of polio detected in Venezuela since 1989

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: A case of polio was confirmed on Saturday in the Delta Amacuro state of northeastern Venezuela by a report from the Pan-American Health Organization. This is the […] Read More >

Nicaraguan bishops attempt to restart mediation between government and protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Yesterday, the  Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops met with President Daniel Ortega to restart talks aimed at finding a way to put an end to antigovernment  […] Read More >

Venezuela releases Chevron executives, Spain arrests son of Venezuelan oil magnate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Two local executives of U.S. oil company Chevron were freed yesterday after almost two months in jail on corruption charges. Carlos Algarra and René Vásquez are […] Read More >

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala erupts again creating panic but no new victims

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Volcán de Fuego erupted again yesterday afternoon: strong explosions threw ash more than 16,000 feet above sea level and moderate flows of lava spilled down […] Read More >

Trump administration calls for the suspension of Venezuela from OAS

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA-UNITED STATES: The Trump administration used the General Assembly of the Organization of American States yesterday to call for the suspension of Venezuela and the use […] Read More >