Posts By: Staff

Santiago de Chile prepares water rationing plan in face of 12-year drought

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The Governor of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago last Monday announced a protocol for rationing water in the capital to address a record-breaking 12-year […] Read More >

Electricity restored in Puerto Rico after major blackout

PUERTO RICO: A major blackout this week left more than 1.5 million clients – including households, businesses, and schools – without electricity, and over 160,000 without water. Authorities reported on […] Read More >

Economist Rodrigo Chaves to become Costa Rica’s new president

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA COSTA RICA: Economist Rodrigo Chaves won Sunday’s presidential election ahead of ex-president José María Figueres (1994-1998). Chaves, from the Social Democratic Progress Party (PPSD) was […] Read More >

Land defender Francia Márquez might become Colombia’s first Black vice president

COLOMBIA: Leading presidential candidate Gustavo Petro announced Wednesday that the Afro-environmentalist lawyer Francia Márquez will serve as his running mate in May’s presidential elections. Francia Márquez, who is from the […] Read More >

Colombia’s Constitutional Court legalizes abortion up to 24 weeks

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Monday to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The decision came after years of organizing in Colombia […] Read More >

Dominican Republic begins building wall on Haitian border

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN  REPUBLIC/HAITI: The government of the Dominican Republic on Sunday began construction of a wall along its border with Haiti. President Luis Abinader said that […] Read More >

Chilean truckers rally against Venezuelan migration

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Truckers in the north of Chile on Friday set up roadblocks to protest insecurity they attribute to undocumented migration in the region. The truckers’ […] Read More >

Contaminated cocaine kills 24 in Buenos Aires

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Authorities in Buenos Aires informed that at least 24 people have died since Wednesday as a result of a contaminated batch of cocaine. Over […] Read More >

Xiomara Castro inaugurated as Honduras’ first female president

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Honduras’ first woman president, Xiomara Castro was sworn in on Thursday at the national soccer stadium in Tegucigalpa. During her inaugural address, Castro expressed […] Read More >

Peru declares environmental emergency due to major oil spill

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: The Peruvian government declared an environmental emergency on Thursday, five days after waves generated by the Tonga volcano eruption caused an oil spill on […] Read More >