Category: Regions

In Haiti Cholera victims have only received 2% of promised U.N. relief aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haitians suffering from cholera caused by United Nations peacekeepers have only received two percent of promised relief funds halfway through the fund’s projected three-year term, […] Read More >

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 >

63 dead in Nicaraguan protests, 15 disappeared: Rights group

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: An independent human rights group claimed yesterday that security forces killed 63 people during nationwide protests that started last week. According to the Permanent Commission […] 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 >

Colombian wins Goldman environmental prize for facing mining interests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Francia Márquez Mina, a 36-year-old Afro community leader from the western Cauca department, won the 2018 Goldman Prize yesterday for her creative defense of ancestral […] Read More >

Nicaragua cancels social security changes after deadly protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security proposal in Nicaragua yesterday following five days of violent protests that left more than 20 people dead, […] Read More >

Paraguay to elect new president Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The favorite to […] Read More >

Cuba selects new president as Castro era comes to an end

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   CUBA: Cuban President Raúl Castro is expected to step down today after 12 years in power, ending a nearly six-decade rule by the Castro family. […] Read More >

Two more people kidnapped by FARC dissidents on the Ecuador-Colombia border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Ecuadorean authorities identified as Oscar Efrén Villacís Gómez, 24, and Katty Vanesa Velasco Pinargote, 20, the two persons who appear in a proof of […] Read More >