Posts By: Staff

Bahamian investigators looking into criminal misconduct at cryptocurrency firm FTX

BAHAMAS: Bahamian authorities said on Sunday that they are investigating whether any “criminal misconduct occurred” at cryptocurrency firm FTX. The firm filed for bankruptcy on Friday, and its chief executive, […] Read More >

Number arrested in Salvadoran state of exception rises to 56,716

EL SALVADOR: The Ministry of Justice and Public Security announced on Friday that the number of alleged gang members arrested since March reached 56,716. The arrests are part of a […] Read More >

U.N. Security Council adopts resolution to end violence in Haiti

HAITI: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to end violence and criminal activity, and impose sanctions against Jimmy Chérizier, leader of Haiti’s most powerful gang alliance, […] Read More >

U.S. announces new Migration Enforcement Protocols

UNITED STATES: All Venezuelans who enter the United States without prior authorization will be turned away and returned to Mexico under new migration enforcement protocols announced by the Department of […] Read More >

Brazil election: Lula and Bolsonaro prepare for a runoff vote

BRAZIL: Neither far-right President Jair Bolsonaro nor former, left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were able to secure victory after the nation’s elections on Oct. 2. Results showed Bolsonaro […] Read More >

Behind Bolivia’s Less Violent Cocaine Trade

By Linda Farthing and Thomas Grisaffi This article is co-published with NACLA. Lurching along cobbled roads in Bolivia’s Chapare region on his mud splattered motorbike, coca farmer Umberto Flores searched […] Read More >

Colombia legalizes medically-assisted suicide

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so.  Along with euthanasia, legalized in Colombia in 1997, […] Read More >

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador tours Central America and Cuba

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA/MEXICO: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin […] Read More >

British Virgin Islands’ head of government arrested for drug trafficking

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Thursday arrested the British Virgin Islands’ head of government, Premier Andrew Fahie, in South Florida on drug trafficking and money […] Read More >

Mexican investigators find body of missing 18-year-old, Debanhi Escobar

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Authorities this week discovered the body of Debanhi Escobar, who went missing on April 9 in the Northern state of Nuevo Leon, submerged in […] Read More >