Category: Regions

Five more deaths in Nicaragua as the government takes Masaya by storm

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Between three and five people died when government forces and pro-government militias attempted yesterday  to take back the city of Masaya, which had declared itself […] Read More >

Ecuador’s High court includes former president Correa in kidnap probe

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The National Court of Justice ordered former President Rafael Correa be included in an investigation into the attempted kidnapping by police officers of an opposition […] Read More >

Iván Duque, conservative heir to former president, wins Colombian presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Colombians went to the polls and elected young conservative Iván Duque in a runoff vote against former leftwing mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro, the […] Read More >

National strike paralyzes Nicaragua ahead of new round of talks

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: A 24-hour national strike that began Thursday at midnight and ended last night paralyzed the streets of Nicaragua. It was organized by the opposition “Civic […] Read More >

Argentine Chamber of Deputies passes abortion bill, a vote by the Senate will follow

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill allowing elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation after a 22-hour discussion in the lower house of […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government and opposition blame each other for continuation of violence

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: At least five people died and 12 were injured in Nicaragua yesterday during the ongoing confrontations. Civil organizations reported the police conducted raids to […] Read More >

In Chile, Mapuche brothers sentenced to life in prison after controversial trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Two indigenous men belonging to the Mapuche community were sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Werner Luchsinger and Vivianne Mackay during a […] Read More >

First case of polio detected in Venezuela since 1989

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: A case of polio was confirmed on Saturday in the Delta Amacuro state of northeastern Venezuela by a report from the Pan-American Health Organization. This is the […] Read More >

Nicaraguan bishops attempt to restart mediation between government and protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Yesterday, the  Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops met with President Daniel Ortega to restart talks aimed at finding a way to put an end to antigovernment  […] Read More >

Venezuela releases Chevron executives, Spain arrests son of Venezuelan oil magnate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Two local executives of U.S. oil company Chevron were freed yesterday after almost two months in jail on corruption charges. Carlos Algarra and René Vásquez are […] Read More >