Posts By: Staff

Colombia’s FARC Releases Video Of Five Hostages Asking Government To Negotiate With Rebels

Today in Latin America Top Story — Four police officers and one soldier, kidnapped by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, called on the government to make a deal with the left-wing rebel group […] Read More >

OAS Meeting Begins in Peru Amid Tensions Over Status of Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other dignitaries from throughout Latin America began a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) […] Read More >

Oliver Stone Promotes New Film “South of the Border” in South America

Today in Latin America Top Story — Oliver Stone spoke at the Buenos Aires School of Law Thursday, as part of a trip to promote his new film “South of […] Read More >

Guatemalan Residents Return Home After Tropical Storm Agatha

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan residents began returning home earlier this week after Tropical Storm Agatha ravaged much of Central America and left 183 people dead with […] Read More >

Mayor of Cancún Arrested; Charged With Drug-Trafficking, Money Laundering and Connections to Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — The mayor of the Mexican resort town of Cancún was arrested and charged Tuesday with drug-trafficking, money laundering and having connections to organized […] Read More >

Tropical Storm Agatha Ravages Central America; An Estimated 131 Dead in the Region

Today in Latin America Top Story — The season’s first tropical storm ripped through Central America and southern Mexico over the weekend, leaving an estimated 131 people dead and thousands […] Read More >

Juan Manuel Santos Pulls Ahead in Colombian Presidential Election

  Today in Latin America Top Story — Contrary to expectations, Juan Manuel Santos gained a strong lead in the first round of Colombia’s presidential elections on Sunday, according to […] Read More >

Jamaican Authorities Accused Of Killing Bystanders While Attempting To Apprehend Christopher “Dudus” Coke

Today in Latin America Top Story — With the death toll at 73 people, alleged Jamaican drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke has yet to be captured and some are accusing […] Read More >

Lori Berenson To Be Released After 15 Years In Jail In Peru

Today in Latin America Top Story — Lori Berenson, an American convicted on terrorism charges 15 years ago in Peru, will be released as early as Thursday after being granted […] Read More >

Violence In Jamaica Continues As Police Hunt For Christopher “Dudus” Coke

Today in Latin America Top Story — At least 31 people have died during an anti-drug offensive in Kingston, Jamaica’s Tivoli Gardens district and Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has […] Read More >