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Raúl Castro steps down as Communist Party head

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Raúl Castro announced that he will step down as leader of the Communist Party of Cuba, bringing to end an over 60-year period where […] Read More >

Conservative Lasso Wins Ecuador Election

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso beat out leftist Andrés Araúz in presidential elections on Sunday and will be the next president of Ecuador. With over […] Read More >

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Mexican Soldier Arrested for Checkpoint Shooting of Guatemalan Citizen

NEW IN LAND Coal mines have caused environmental devastation for communities in the Cesar department of Colombia. But now that the Swiss mining company Glencore announced that they will withdraw […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise Across South America Despite Vaccination Advances

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA SOUTHERN CONE: Cases of COVID-19 are rising across the region despite the advance of vaccination programs. On March 24, Brazil became the second country to […] Read More >

Migrant apprehensions surge on U.S.-Mexico border

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO/UNITED STATES: A surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is straining the capacity of United States detention facilities. There are currently around 14,000 migrants […] Read More >

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Arrested for Role in 2019 Coup

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Former interim President Jeanine Áñez was arrested Saturday for her role in the November 2019 coup that ended the 13-year rule of President Evo […] Read More >

Paraguay Ministers Resign as Calls Grow for President’s Ouster

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: President Mario Abdo Benítez asked for the resignations of several members of his cabinet Saturday in response to protests about how his government has […] Read More >

Landslide Victory for Party of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: The party of President Nayib Bukele and its allies swept legislative elections on Sunday, winning a supermajority of at least 61 out of […] Read More >

Ecuador Heads to Presidential Runoff with Correa Ally Leading

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: After weeks of uncertainty, the first-round Ecuadorian election results are in: Andrés Arauz will face Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador’s presidential […] Read More >