Nayib Bukele was elected president of El Salvador on Feb. 3, 2019. (Photo by Gobernando con la Gente via Wikimedia Commons)


How a Young President-Elect Broke Two-Party Dominance in El Salvador

Latin America’s 2019 electoral calendar began in El Salvador on Sunday. In a scenario that has become increasingly common in elections throughout the hemisphere, an outsider candidate who distanced himself […] Read More >

UN Launches 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

New York, NY — On Feb. 1, the United Nations kicked off the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The year aims to […] Read More >

In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes with Strings Attached

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. By Keston K. Perry, postdoctoral researcher, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University […] Read More >

“This fight belongs to us all.” One protester of Mixteco and Aztec heritage said she stands in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of the Brazilian Amazon. (Photo by Jacquelyn Kovarik)

Today in Latin America

Migrant Shelter on the Border to Close Wednesday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Mexican authorities announced on Saturday that a large makeshift migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border will close this week. The shelter, located across from Eagle […] Read More >

Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall with Mexico. The announcement arrived after the U.S. Senate passed […] Read More >

Argentines Protest Austerity Measures, High Unemployment

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Tens of thousands of Argentines blocked roads in Buenos Aires in a demonstration against President Mauricio Macri yesterday. Protesters decried high unemployment, cuts to public […] Read More >