Category: Blog

Turmoil continues in Nicaragua, up to 12 died over the weekend

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: After a day of national strike, police forces tried to vacate the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua which has been occupied by students during […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula is acquitted of one of seven remaining corruption charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted yesterday in one of the seven corruption cases he is facing. He is in prison […] Read More >

Ecuador upholds sentence against Chevron, New York state disbars representing lawyer for bribery

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR: Thehighest court upheld a sentence that requires U.S. oil giant Chevron to pay $9.5 billion in damages for decades polluting the rainforest. Oil operations […] Read More >

Colombia signs law to allow collective demobilization of criminal gangs

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law on Monday paving the way for the surrender of criminal gangs that allows for a reduction of sentences […] Read More >

The U.S. menaced Ecuador into backing off U.N. breast-milk resolution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR-UNITED STATES: The United States strong-armed Ecuador into backing off from proposing a resolution to promote breast-feeding during the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly at […] Read More >

Nicaragua government opens blocked roads but leaves 14 dead after day of confrontations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Pro-government forces made up of police and paramilitary militias raided the areas of Diriamba and Jinotepe, 13 miles from the opposition bastion of Masaya, as a […] Read More >

Ecuadorean judge issues international capture order for ex President Correa

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: A judge issued an order on Tuesday for former president Rafael Correa’s capture and extradition from Belgium, where he has lived for the past year […] Read More >

Seven people murdered in south-western Colombia, responsibilities are yet unclear

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The bodies of seven people with signs of torture were found near the village of Argelia, in the south-western region of Cauca early Monday morning. Local […] Read More >

High court in Peru rejects ex-President Toledo’s attempt to stop extradition request

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: A high court rejected a petition by former president Alejandro Toledo to declare invalid a request to the United States for his extradition. Toledo has […] Read More >

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 >