Posts By: Staff

107 Detained in Anti-Government Protests in Nicaragua

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: On Saturday, 107 people were arrested for participating in demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega. Despite demonstrations being banned in September 2018, protesters took to the […] Read More >

Senate Blocks Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Twelve Republican Senators joined Democrats to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall yesterday. The Senate passed the […] Read More >

School Shooting Leaves 10 Dead in São Paulo Suburb

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: A school shooting in a suburb of São Paulo has left 10 dead, including the two attackers themselves. The shooters, two former students aged 17 […] Read More >

Ex-Police Officers Arrested in Killing of Marielle Franco in Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Two former police officers have been arrested for the murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco. Ronnie Lessa, a retired police officer, […] Read More >

‘Birds of Passage’ Film Review: Indigenous Communities Rewrite the Drug War

This article, by Jacquelyn Kovarik and Aimar Arizmendi, was originally published in NACLA. Read the original article here. At first glance, “Birds of Passage” (“Pájaros de Verano”) promises a tale […] Read More >

AMLO Celebrates First 100 Days as President of Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: In his 100th-day speech given yesterday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) congratulated himself on a strengthened relationship with the United States, a stronger economic […] Read More >

After Power Outages, Guaidó to Call for a ‘National Emergency’

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Three days into a nationwide power outage, Venezuelans gathered in springs near the mountains of Caracas to collect water and searched for the few open […] Read More >

US Officials Tracked Activists, Journalists Linked to Migrant Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security organized a secret government database of journalists, activists and other organizers linked to last year’s migrant caravan, according to […] Read More >

Bolsonaro Tweets Obscene Carnival Video, Criticizes Festivities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted an obscene video of incidents that took place during this week’s Carnival celebrations. The video shows a partygoer masturbating while […] Read More >

Bolivia Launches New Public Healthcare Program Amid Strikes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: In the first five days since its launch, Evo Morales’s new public health care system has assisted 35,000 patients. Registration for the Unified Health System […] Read More >