Posts By: Staff

Guaidó Deputy Arrested in Government Crackdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Intelligence agents arrested the vice president of the National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, on Wednesday night in the capital of Caracas. This is the first arrest […] Read More >

Cuban Pilot Released After Longest-Ever Non-Violent Marijuana Conviction

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: A Cuban combat pilot was released yesterday after serving the longest-ever U.S. jail term for a non-violent marijuana conviction. Antonio Bascaro served 39 years in […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Begins Trial Against Opposition

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Supreme Court opened criminal investigations for treason on six opposition leaders on Tuesday, including Henry Ramos Allup and Luis Germán Florido. The opposition’s most […] Read More >

Red Sox Manager to Skip White House Visit, Citing Trump’s Handling of Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Alex Cora, the manager of the Boston Red Sox, will not participate in his team’s visit to the White House scheduled for Thursday. A […] Read More >

Laurentino Cortizo Elected President of Panama

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PANAMA: Panamanians elected Laurentino Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) as their new president yesterday. Cortizo won 33% of the vote. The businessman-turned-politician with over […] Read More >

300 People Quarantined on Ship Near St. Lucia After Measles Case Confirmed

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ST. LUCIA: On Tuesday, a cruise ship was quarantined off the coast of St. Lucia with 300 people aboard after a case of measles was confirmed. […] Read More >

From Scientists to Teachers, Latin Americans Take the Streets on May Day

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Several Latin American countries commemorated International Workers’ Day by carrying out street demonstrations to demand more equitable treatment in the workplace. In Argentina, thousands of […] Read More >

Protesters, Armed Military Join Guaidó as He Moves to Oust Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Opposition leader Juan Guaidó released a video from the Carlota military air base calling for the definitive end to the government of Nicolás Maduro with […] Read More >

Flanked by Armed Troops, Guaidó Enters Final Push to Oust Maduro

**Update: Early this morning, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the “final phase of Operation Freedom” to oust President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó took to the streets with […] Read More >

Trump Administration to Increase Military Presence, Fingerprint Collection at Border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Pentagon is expected to send 300 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, if a petition sent by the Department of Homeland Security […] Read More >