Category: North America

Migrant caravan turned back at packed border crossing

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO/U.S.: Between 150 and 200 Central American migrants reached the U.S. border Sunday after an arduous journey through Mexico, only to be turned away at the […] Read More >

European authorities may be investigating alleged money laundering by Mexican presidential candidate Anaya

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: European authorities are investigating an alleged money laundering scheme set up to support  Ricardo Anaya, Mexican presidential candidate for a coalition that includes his center-right […] Read More >

Three kidnapped Mexican film students confirmed murdered by Jalisco cartel

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: New findings revealed by Jalisco’s attorney general office late Monday show that three missing film students from Guadalajara—the capital of the state—were abducted, killed and […] Read More >

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 >