Posts By: Staff

Uruguay Teachers Protest Against Budget Cuts to Education

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY: Teacher unions in Uruguay organized marches starting Oct. 28 to protest the government’s unwillingness to discuss the budget cuts to the National Public Education Administration. […] Read More >

Conflict Between Rival Cartels in Mexico Leaves 26 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: It was a violent weekend in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, as 26 people were killed in what authorities say were clashes between rival cartels. […] Read More >

Protester in Chile, 2019

Chile Votes On Whether to Rewrite Constitution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Voters went to the polls on Sunday to overwhelmingly approve a plebiscite to change the country’s dictatorship-era constitution. President Sebastián Piñera agreed to the plebiscite […] Read More >

Eight Out of Ten Coronavirus Patients Put on Ventilators Die in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Eight out of ten patients put on ventilators since the beginning of the pandemic die from COVID-19 in the country, according to the Institute of […] Read More >

Colombians Protest Against the Government

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Protesters in Colombia hit the streets on Wednesday to denounce the government’s handling of a wide range of issues. Thousands of union members, teachers, students […] Read More >

Yearlong Protests and Demonstrations Continue in Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI:A decade after the cholera outbreak of 2010, family members and victims took to the streets to march along the Artibonite River. The river is the […] Read More >

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear pending cases involving President Donald Trump’s two biggest efforts to limit Mexican immigration: the “Remain […] Read More >

Palacio Quemado, Bolivia

Bolivia Heads to the Polls for Special Presidential Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Luis Arce, the candidate for former President Evo Morales’ Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, is emerging as the winner of the presidential elections in Bolivia […] Read More >

Guatemala Will Investigate ‘Unauthorized’ Collaboration with U.S. Immigration Agents

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Guatemalan government announced on Wednesday it will investigate the allegations brought forth by a U.S. Senate committee report, which found that U.S. immigration agents […] Read More >

March in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border in 2018. Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Flickr.

U.S. Agents Detained Honduran Migrants in Guatemala in Unauthorized Operation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S./GUATEMALA/HONDURAS: U.S. immigration agents collaborated with Guatemalan officials to detain Honduran migrants in an unauthorized operation this January, according to a Senate report. A review by […] Read More >