Category: Today in Latin America

Ex President Kirchner was charged in corruption scandal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA – Former President Cristina Kirchner was charged yesterday in a corruption scandal in which she is accused of heading an illicit organization involved in a […] Read More >

Berta Cáceres murder trial to begin

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Starting today, the alleged murderers of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres will stand trial in Tegucigalpa, bringing some justice to one of the most notorious killings […] Read More >

Trump Denies Puerto Rican Dead, Concocting Post-Maria Death Toll Conspiracy

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump lied about the death toll of Hurricanes Irene and Maria, claiming that “3000 people did not die” in Puerto Rico, as multiple independent studies […] Read More >

GOOGLE TO INVEST $140 MIL IN CHILE DATA CENTER

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Google will invest an additional $140 million in its first Latin American data center, outside Santiago, more than tripling the facility’s size, company and government […] Read More >

Lula da Silva withdrawals from Brazil’s presidential election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL : Imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has officially withdrawn from the presidential election. He was replaced by the former mayor of São […] Read More >

US & China’s diplomacies clash over Central American region

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S. – CENTRAL AMERICA : The United States withdrew its top diplomats from Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama, criticising those governments’ decision to end diplomacy […] Read More >

Washington officials & Venezuelan military scheme to overthrow Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S. – Unidentified White House officials have been covertly meeting with Venezuelan military rebels over the past year, sitting in on discussions about staging a coup […] Read More >

Brazilian frontrunner presidential candidate stabbed at political rally

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL– Jair Bolsonaro, a frontrunner in Brazil’s current presidential elections, was stabbed at a campaign event on Thursday, requiring surgery after losing a severe amount of […] Read More >

AI Slams Guatemalan Bill Opposing Same-Sex Couples

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA – Amnesty International slammed a proposed Guatemalan bill that would ban recognition for same-sex couples as well as ending access to a diverse sexual education. […] Read More >

U.S. pushes UN to discuss Nicaragua

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Member states of the UN Security Council tried to block the United States’ proposal to review the ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua. The delegations of […] Read More >