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Key Maduro ally extradited to US, government and opposition negotiations suspended

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The United States extradited a high-profile business associate of the Venezuelan government, Alex Saab, on Saturday to face money laundering charges. Venezuelan President Nicolas […] Read More >

Regional leaders named in Pandora Papers investigation into offshore tax havens

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Latin American and Caribbean leaders featured prominently in the Pandora Papers leak by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported on Monday. The documents, […] Read More >

Latin American and Caribbean women demonstrate in support of International Safe Abortion Day

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Women took to the streets across Latin America and the Caribbean on Tuesday in recognition of the Global Day of Action for access to […] Read More >

US Envoy to Haiti Resigns Over Biden Administration’s Handling of Haitian Migrants at the Border

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA US Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned on Wednesday over what he considered President Biden administration’s “inhumane” mass deportation of Haitian migrants seeking asylum at […] Read More >

Regional leaders debate future of cooperation amidst tensions

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CELAC: The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) convened its VI Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mexico City on Saturday. […] Read More >

Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán dead at 86

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Abimael Guzmán, the guerrilla leader who led a rebel group in a bloody protracted war against the Peruvian state died in prison on Saturday […] Read More >

Former Bolivian President Áñez charged with genocide

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Bolivian prosecutors charged jailed former President Jeannine Áñez with crimes including genocide for the events following the 2019 coup which left her as interim […] Read More >

Guatemalans Protest Firing of Corruption Prosecutor

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The firing of an anti-corruption prosecutor has sparked an angry reaction from civil society and demands for the resignations of President Alejandro Giammattei and […] Read More >

Raúl Castro steps down as Communist Party head

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Raúl Castro announced that he will step down as leader of the Communist Party of Cuba, bringing to end an over 60-year period where […] Read More >

Conservative Lasso Wins Ecuador Election

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso beat out leftist Andrés Araúz in presidential elections on Sunday and will be the next president of Ecuador. With over […] Read More >