New Zealanders at the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Photo from Flickr, Broddi Sigurðarson (CC BY-SA 2.0)


“Porros”: The Criminal Shock Groups Disrupting Student Protests in Mexico

In Mexico, violent groups likened to goon squads and criminal shock groups have rattled student protestors for decades. In the latest rash of violence, a large group of porros—Spanish slang […] Read More >

A year after María, 150 years after the Grito, Manhattanites march

Late at night a century and a half ago, hundreds of rebels against Spanish rule entered the town of Lares in the western part of Puerto Rico and captured the […] Read More >

Nicaragua poised to clash with US at UN General Assembly

The United States put the roiling domestic unrest in Nicaragua on the UN Security Council’s agenda this month, only days after the country expelled a UN human rights mission sent […] Read More >

Today in Latin America

Brazilian President Temer Charged with Corruption

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Federal police have filed new corruption charges against President Michel Temer for allegedly accepting illegal payments to steer concessions toward business and personal associates in […] Read More >

President Trump Threatens Honduras to Stop Immigrant Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES : As a caravan of some 2,000 Honduran immigrants continues its march to the United States through Guatemala, President Trump tweeted yesterday that if […] Read More >

Human rights groups call for release of protesters arrested in Nicaragua

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Eight of the 38 protesters arrested at an anti-government rally in Managua on Sunday have been released as of yesterday. Human rights groups are calling […] Read More >