Posts By: Staff

UN Secretary General Backs Exiled Anti-Corruption Commissioner as Protests Continue in Guatemala

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: After a two-day standoff, Secretary General António Guterres reaffirmed his support for the exiled chief of a U.N. commission tasked with investigating corruption in Guatemala. Guterres rejected Guatemalan […] Read More >

Colombia Coca Production at All Time High

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA – A UN report released yesterday said that coca leaf production in Colombia reached a record high in 2017, citing a 17 percent increase in […] Read More >

Opposition party in Peru passed President’s congressional reforms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU – Peru’s Fuerza Popular – fujimoristas – approved two of President Martín Vizcarra’s reforms for the legislative body. Vizcarra proposed the reinstatement of the Senate and […] Read More >

Ex President Kirchner was charged in corruption scandal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA – Former President Cristina Kirchner was charged yesterday in a corruption scandal in which she is accused of heading an illicit organization involved in a […] Read More >

Berta Cáceres murder trial to begin

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Starting today, the alleged murderers of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres will stand trial in Tegucigalpa, bringing some justice to one of the most notorious killings […] Read More >

Trump Denies Puerto Rican Dead, Concocting Post-Maria Death Toll Conspiracy

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump lied about the death toll of Hurricanes Irene and Maria, claiming that “3000 people did not die” in Puerto Rico, as multiple independent studies […] Read More >

GOOGLE TO INVEST $140 MIL IN CHILE DATA CENTER

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Google will invest an additional $140 million in its first Latin American data center, outside Santiago, more than tripling the facility’s size, company and government […] Read More >

Lula da Silva withdrawals from Brazil’s presidential election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL : Imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has officially withdrawn from the presidential election. He was replaced by the former mayor of São […] Read More >

US & China’s diplomacies clash over Central American region

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S. – CENTRAL AMERICA : The United States withdrew its top diplomats from Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama, criticising those governments’ decision to end diplomacy […] Read More >

Washington officials & Venezuelan military scheme to overthrow Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S. – Unidentified White House officials have been covertly meeting with Venezuelan military rebels over the past year, sitting in on discussions about staging a coup […] Read More >