Category: Today in Latin America

Colombia’s Ceasefire Only Lasts Until The End Of The Month

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The ceasefire between the Colombian armed forces and the FARC rebels will only last until Oct. 31, according to El Espectador. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos […] Read More >

All Eyes On Uribe After Colombia’s ‘No’ Vote

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URIBE’S MOMENT: Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe wrested control of the country’s peace process after the surprising victory of the “No” campaign on Sunday quashed the deal […] Read More >

Colombia Votes Against Peace Agreement

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The results are in: Colombian voters decided by a margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent Sunday to reject the peace accord, confounding polling predictions of a generous […] Read More >

Today in Latin America Is on Vacation

Hello readers, Thanks for reading Today in Latin America!  We do this because we love bringing you the news from around Latin America every morning, right to your inbox. However, […] Read More >

Brazil’s Temer Swears in New Cabinet

Top Story — Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer spoke of the need to restore confidence in the South American country, both among its citizens and the international community, in his […] Read More >

Brazilian Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff

Top Story — Brazil’s Senate has voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and begin an impeachment trial over accusations that Rousseff manipulated the country’s budget to cover up economic troubles. […] Read More >

Brazil Senate to Vote on Rousseff Impeachment

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment vote in the Senate today that will likely see her removed from power. The vote will mark a watershed moment […] Read More >

Venezuela Extends Shortened Workweeks Amid Energy Crisis

Top Story — Public sector workers in Venezuela will have two more two-day workweeks as the country’s socialist government attempts to deal with energy shortages caused by a crippling drought […] Read More >

Colombia to Deploy Air Power Against Criminal Gangs

Top Story — Colombia’s government will deploy military aircraft to fight the three major drug trafficking and illegal mining gangs in the country, the BBC reported. The announcement, made by […] Read More >

Colombian Police Arrest Panamanian Businessman on U.S. Allegations of Money Laundering

Top Story — Colombian police arrested a top Panamanian businessman whose extensive banking, real estate and retail businesses, U.S. authorities allege, were used by Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers to […] Read More >