Category: Regions

Obama Administration Files Lawsuit Against Arizona’s Immigration Law

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Department of Justice Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Arizona arguing that the state’s new immigration law undermines federal government’s work to pursue […] Read More >

Mexican Election Results Split; PRI Wins Majority But Does Not Sweep The Board

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the majority of the seats up for grabs in Sunday’s elections, but lost positions in three key […] Read More >

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Bipartisan, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Today in Latin America Top Story —President Barack Obama gave a speech Thursday in which he pressed the U.S. Congress to pass a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform. The White House […] Read More >

Brother Of Murdered Mexican Gubernatorial Candiate Rodolfo Torre Cantú Will Run In His Place

Today in Latin America Top Story — The brother of a murdered Mexican gubernatorial candidate was named Wednesday his replacement in this weekend’s upcoming election. Rodolfo Torre Cantú’s brother, Egidio Torre, […] Read More >

Mexico To Hold Elections, Despite Murder Of Gubernatorial Candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantú

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico plans to hold elections Sunday in 12 of the country’s states, despite recent threats and attacks on politicians by drug cartels including […] Read More >

Mexican Gubernatorial Candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantú Killed; At Least 4 Others Die In Attack

Today in Latin America Top Story — A leading gubernatorial candidate in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state was killed Monday morning on his way to a series of campaign rallies. Rodolfo Torre Cantú, […] Read More >

In Northern Mexico, Gunmen Attack Rehabilitation Clinic; Political Rally Turns Violent In The South

Today in Latin America Top Story — A wave of violence swept over Mexico this weekend, leaving at least 11 people dead and more injured in two separate attacks. In […] Read More >

Venezuela Nationalizes 11 Oil Rigs Owned By U.S.-Based Helmerich & Payne

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government seized 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, after the company shut them down because the state […] Read More >

Mexico Files Brief In U.S. Federal Court Against Arizona Immigration Law

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican government asked a U.S. federal court this week to declare Arizona’s new immigration law unconstitutional, stating that Mexico’s interests and its […] Read More >

Peru Becomes World’s Top Coca Leaf Producer; Colombia Remains Largest Cocaine Manufacturer

Once synonymous with cocaine, Colombia has lost the title of world’s leading producer of coca leaf to its Andean neighbor Peru, according to a United Nations Office on Drugs and […] Read More >