Category: Regions

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 >

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina’s last military dictator, died

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eight years after he was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, Argentina’s last military dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, died after a heart attack in […] 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 >

Honduran former first lady arrested on embezzlement allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Honduran former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla, wife of ex-president Porfirio Lobo, was arrested  in her home by military police yesterday, on embezzlement allegations. According to […] 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 >

Armed Groups Continue to Threaten Indigenous Communities in Colombia

TACUEYÓ, Colombia—Sparks flew into the air from a drill saw struggling through confiscated machine guns. On Feb.11, hundreds of people gathered for a community assembly in Tacueyó, Cauca to witness […] Read More >

Bolivian ex-President will stand trial for massacre in US Court

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada will stand trial next month in Florida. It will be the first time a former head of state faces a […] Read More >

Chile announces defense plan against Bolivian maritime dispute

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz spoke out about Chile’s defense plan against Bolivia’s maritime claim on Tuesday. Both countries will present their oral arguments on March […] Read More >