Posts By: Staff

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: In a video on Twitter, interim President Jeanine Añez confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Añez said that she will be quarantining […] Read More >

Guatemalan Courts To Close After Rise In COVID-19 Infections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Guatemalan Judiciary will suspend court hearings for two weeks after more than a hundred workers tested positive for coronavirus. The closure of the courts […] Read More >

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: After months of downplaying the effects of the pandemic, President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus. Bolsonaro has made frequent public appearances in […] Read More >

AMLO, Trump to Meet at White House to Celebrate Trade Deal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO / UNITED STATES / CANADA: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is expected to travel to the White House tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominicans voted for a new president yesterday in Latin America’s first presidential election during the pandemic, even as cases continue to rise in the […] Read More >

1.6 Million Hondurans Are Food Insecure During Pandemic

Content warning: this newsletter contains references to sexual assault and suicide. TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The World Food Program (WFP) warned that 1.6 million people in Honduras are suffering […] Read More >

24 Killed, 7 Injured In Shooting In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: 24 people are reported dead and seven injured after a mass shooting in a rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Local authorities say that the […] Read More >

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the reopened investigation into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency for the entire island yesterday due to widespread drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported last […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system failed. Now, health workers are struggling to prevent mass […] Read More >