Posts By: Staff

Migrant apprehensions surge on U.S.-Mexico border

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO/UNITED STATES: A surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is straining the capacity of United States detention facilities. There are currently around 14,000 migrants […] Read More >

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Arrested for Role in 2019 Coup

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Former interim President Jeanine Áñez was arrested Saturday for her role in the November 2019 coup that ended the 13-year rule of President Evo […] Read More >

Paraguay Ministers Resign as Calls Grow for President’s Ouster

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: President Mario Abdo Benítez asked for the resignations of several members of his cabinet Saturday in response to protests about how his government has […] Read More >

Landslide Victory for Party of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: The party of President Nayib Bukele and its allies swept legislative elections on Sunday, winning a supermajority of at least 61 out of […] Read More >

Ecuador Heads to Presidential Runoff with Correa Ally Leading

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: After weeks of uncertainty, the first-round Ecuadorian election results are in: Andrés Arauz will face Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador’s presidential […] Read More >

Haitian President Moïse Confronts Judiciary as Unrest Continues

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haiti’s protracted political crisis passed a milestone last Sunday, February 7 as President Jovenel Moïse stayed in office past the day the Supreme Court […] Read More >

Mexico Failed to Provide Human Rights Training to Armed Forces

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexico has failed to comply with a mandate by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to provide human rights training to its armed forces, according […] Read More >

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Senior El Salvador Official Resigns Amid Cover-Up Allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: Vice Minister of Security Mauricio Arriaza Chicas resigned amid allegations of scheming to cover up financial wrongdoing by the government, President Nayib Bukele announced […] Read More >

Record Number of Colombian Leaders Were Killed This Year

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Another Colombian social leader was assassinated on Monday, bringing the number of community leaders murdered this month to 10 in just seven days. According to […] Read More >

U.S. Extends Temporary Migration Status for Honduras After Deadly Hurricanes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES/HONDURAS: U.S. federal officials agreed to prolong temporary migration protections for Hondurans living in the United States following the two devastating hurricanes that battered the […] Read More >