Category: North America

Mexico’s Attorney General Releases Files on ‘Flawed’ Iguala Probe

Top Story — Mexico’s attorney general on Sunday released a massive trove of files pertaining to her office’s investigation of the disappearances last year of 43 students in the state […] Read More >

US Documents Show Pinochet Ordered Letelier Bombing

Top Story — Declassified U.S. documents revealed Thursday show that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination in Washington D.C. of an exiled Chilean diplomat, The Associated […] Read More >

UN Rights Chief Wants Mexican Troops Off Streets

Top Story — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Wednesday called for Mexico’s military forces to cease law enforcement operations and be pulled from […] Read More >

As UN Debate on Decolonization Begins, Puerto Rico Presses for Self-Determination

NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ […] Read More >

In Policy Shift, Mexico Extradites Traffickers to United States

Top Story — Mexico extradited 13 people to the United States on Wednesday as part of what The Associated Press called new efforts at coordination between the two countries in […] Read More >

One Year On, Truth Remains Elusive in Case of Mexico’s Missing Students

One year ago today, a convoy of students travelling from a rural teachers’ college in Mexico was ambushed and greeted with deadly force in the town of Iguala, about 90 […] Read More >

Mexico Marks Ayotzinapa Anniversary With Prosecutor for Disappeared

Top Story — Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday said he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fates of thousands of missing people, days before the one-year […] Read More >

Undocumented Immigrants to Meet Pope Francis in New York

NEW YORK — On a small soccer field in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, Cristian Contreras practices in the goal. It is where he has spent most of his Saturdays […] Read More >

Mexico Authorities Make New Arrest in Ayotzinapa Case

Top Story — Mexican authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a drug cartel lieutenant they say is responsible for incinerating the bodies of 43 students who disappeared in September […] Read More >

Mexico Human Rights Group Finds Errors in Investigation of 43 Missing Students

Hello to all our Today in Latin America subscribers. The LAND staff will be taking vacation until the beginning of September, meaning our daily newsletter will be on hold until […] Read More >