Posts By: Staff

Venezuela and Russia Sign Energy and Defense Agreements

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Venezuela this weekend on a trip to strengthen bilateral ties. Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed […] Read More >

Brazilian Land Rights Activist Killed By Gunmen

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Brazilian land reform activist was killed only hours after a delay in the trial of a man accused of planning the murder […] Read More >

Barrio Azteca Member Ricardo Valles Confesses to Participating in U.S. Consulate Murders

Today in Latin America Top Story — Barrio Azteca gang member Ricardo Valles has confessed to participating in the recent murders of three people connected to the U.S. Consulate in […] Read More >

Colombia’s FARC Release Pablo Moncayo After 12 Years as Hostage

Today in Latin America Top Story — FARC guerrillas in Colombia freed a soldier held hostage for more than 12 years, ending the mission of the soldier’s father who hiked […] Read More >

Barrio Azecta Leader Arrested in Mexico in Connection With U.S. Consulate Murders

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican military arrested a leader of the border gang Barrio Azteca in connection with the death of three people linked to the […] Read More >

FARC Release Hostage Josué Daniel Calvo; Uribe Opens Door to Humanitarian Agreement

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish), a leftist guerrilla army, released hostage Josué Daniel Calvo on Sunday, raising hopes that […] Read More >

Mexico’s “King of Heroin” Arrested; Faces Drug Trafficking Charges in Mexico and U.S.

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican police arrested Wednesday José Antonio Medina, known as “The King of Heroin,” who allegedly brought an average of 440 pounds of heroin a […] Read More >

El Salvador Marks the Thirtieth Anniversary of Óscar Romero’s Assassination

Today in Latin America Top Story — Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador for the Roman Catholic Church. This […] Read More >

U.S. and Mexican Officials Refocus Drug War Tactics; New Strategy Will Expand on Merida Initiative

Today in Latin America Top Story — Officials from the United States and Mexico held high-level talks Tuesday in Mexico City focused on setting up a counter-narcotics strategy that aims […] Read More >

Freedom of Press Violations Rising in Western Hemisphere, Press Association Claims

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) said this weekend that a number of countries in the Western Hemisphere seriously violated press freedoms, including Cuba […] Read More >