Laurentino Cortizo, shown here in 2016, won Panama's presidential election on Sunday. (Photo by Alavergne25 via Wikimedia Commons)


Panama’s President-Elect Vows ‘Profound Change’ as Cloud of Corruption Hangs Over Varela

With 33% of the total vote share, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) was elected as Panama’s new president on Sunday, putting the country’s largest party back […] Read More >

Quechua en Resistencia: An Interview with Peruvian Rapper Liberato Kani

Once, while in a taxi, Ricardo Flores recalls being told that his music sounded like French rap. “Have you heard French rappers?” the driver asked. “They’re really good!” It was […] Read More >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] 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

Classes Canceled for Students in Mexico City Due to Air Pollution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Classes were canceled for millions of students in Mexico City yesterday due to the smoke from brush fires that continues to take over the city. […] Read More >

Colombian Tribunal Halts Extradition of FARC Rebel

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Colombia’s special tribunal prevented Seuxis Hernández, a high-level FARC rebel commander involved in the peace process, from being extradited to the United States on a […] Read More >

Guatemalan Presidential Candidate Banned from Running

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: Despite being a frontrunner for the June 16 election, Zury Ríos Sosa, daughter of former President José Efraín Ríos Montt, was banned from running. Ríos […] Read More >