Category: North America

López Obrador broadens his base in an effort to win the presidency on his third attempt

“Populist,” “anti-business” were the common media shorthand to describe Andrés Manuel López Obrador in his failed 2006 and 2012 bids to become president of Mexico. This round, he is now […] 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 >

Puerto Rico to close nearly 300 schools after major enrollment drop

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO—The Puerto Rican government announced yesterday it will shut down a quarter of its schools this summer, following a steep economic recession and the exodus […] Read More >

U.S. jury found Bolivian ex-president responsible for killings

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   Yesterday afternoon, a U.S. jury found Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the ex-president of Bolivia, and his then foreign minister Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Goni and El Zorro fall and $10 Million is awarded to Indigenous Bolivian survivors in landmark human rights case

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 3, 2018—In an unexpected move, a federal jury found the ex-President of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and his foreign minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Trump insistently slammed Mexico with tweets

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S. President Donald Trump continued yesterday with a flurry of misleading tweets slamming Mexico for its alleged lax border enforcement, notwithstanding the country’s border plan from […] Read More >

U.S. 2020 census to include citizenship question

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The U.S. Commerce Department announced yesterday that it plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census. The Constitution requires that every resident be […] Read More >

Congress’s bill disregarded Trump’s wall and DACA recipients

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The 2018 spending bill approved last Friday by the U.S. Congress didn’t include protections for DACA recipients nor sufficient funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall, […] Read More >

The murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the Arizona-Mexico border begins today

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Opening statements for the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the Arizona-Mexico border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2012 […] Read More >

Trump takes first look at border wall prototypes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA President Donald Trump visited California yesterday to review eight prototypes for his proposed multi-billion-dollar border wall, marking the first time he saw physical evidence of the […] Read More >