Category: North America

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 >

As Trump orders new tariffs, 11 nations sign major trade pact

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eleven countries from the Pacific Rim signed a major free-trade agreement in Chile yesterday, just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump authorized new tariffs on imported steel […] Read More >

Attorneys demand the release of award-winning Mexican journalist

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Attorneys demand the release of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, an award-winning Mexican journalist who is being held at an immigration facility in Texas after escaping death threats […] Read More >

U.S. ambassador to Mexico to step down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The United States ambassador to Mexico announced on Thursday that she plans to resign in May, dealing another blow to the increasingly tense relations between the two […] Read More >

Democrat leaders requested an investigation into DEA-led operations in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Democrat leaders in the house and senate requested an investigation into Drug Enforcement Administration-led operations in Mexico that triggered violent retaliation from drug cartels leading to […] Read More >

Plans for Mexican president to visit White House fall apart after heated call with Trump

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Preliminary arrangements for outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first visit to the Trump White House were set aside last week, following a heated 50-minute phone […] Read More >

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

NEW YORK—Critics in Mexico had little use for Juan Rulfo’s novel when “Pedro Páramo” first appeared in 1955, and the slender volume that would become a national treasure sold poorly […] Read More >

International Organizations Call for End to Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

NEW YORK—Today marks one month since the assassination of journalist Javier Valdéz Cárdenas, which shook the international press community and further exemplified the pervasive violation of press freedom in Mexico. […] Read More >