The Santa Lucía community painted a mural with the names of murdered friends and family. (Photo by John Taborda)


180th Ex-FARC Guerrilla Member Is Killed in Colombia, Increasing Pressure on Peace Process

On Tuesday, the rural community of Santa Lucía in northern Colombia held a ceremony to grieve the death of another ex-combatant. Manuel Gonzalez was the 180th FARC guerrilla member to […] Read More >

As Protests Against Local Government Flare Up Across Paraguay, a 17-Year-Old Student Leads the Charge in One Town

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In recent weeks, the town of Mayor Otaño in southeastern Paraguay has been the scene of a dramatic protest over alleged misuse of public funds by local authorities. And […] Read More >

Behind the National Strike in Colombia

This article was co-published with NACLA. On Aug. 7, 2018, former senator Iván Duque — a relatively young politician with little experience — assumed office as Colombia’s president. Since then, […] Read More >

A little boy in New York holds a sign that reads “no more social leader killings.” He sits on a bench with pieces of paper taped to it that show the names and tally numbers of different social leader murder victims in Colombia. (Photo by Hanna Wallis)

Today in Latin America

ACLU, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Refusing Asylum Seekers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS: The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups are suing the Trump administration on behalf of six asylum seekers […] Read More >

Nearly 800 Homes Damaged by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: The Preliminary Damage Assessment prepared by the Puerto Rican government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that almost 800 houses were affected by […] Read More >

Guatemala Swears in New President, Public Calls for Former President’s Arrest

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician, as its new president yesterday, while the country’s outgoing leader faces allegations of illegal campaign financing. Giammattei, […] Read More >