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Venezuelan National Assembly Rules Maduro Government Illegitimate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Venezuelan National Assembly declared President Nicolás Maduro’s government illegitimate on Tuesday evening and approved tentative resolutions in an effort to promote a transitional government. Maduro took […] Read More >

Brazil’s President Relaxes Gun Laws, More Changes Expected

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree yesterday that lessens restrictions on gun control, following promises he made during his campaign to cut violent crime by […] Read More >

Chilean Bishops Meet With Pope Francis to Discuss Abuse Crisis

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Pope Francis met with Chilean bishops in Vatican City yesterday to discuss their strategies to address a pattern of sexual abuse and impunity. The meeting […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Standoff with Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Political tension in Venezuela rose over the weekend, culminating with the arrest of the president of the National Assembly on Sunday as he headed to […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Maduro Begins 2nd Term Amid Widespread Criticism

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro began his second term as president yesterday in an inauguration ceremony that was widely criticized by other nations. The governments of Paraguay […] Read More >

AMLO Delivers Emotional Appeal to Mexicans Amid Fuel Shortage

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: In an emotional address to his constituents yesterday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) asked Mexicans to help stop the country’s fuel shortage, AMLO’s […] Read More >

Trump appeals to taxpayers for border wall funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: In the first oval office speech of his presidency, President Donald Trump yesterday attempted to move public opinion in support of funding a “barrier” at […] Read More >

Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects to the United States

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Venezuelan Supreme Court justice Christian Zerpa has fled his country for the United States, denouncing President Nicolás Maduro during a press conference in Florida yesterday. Zerpa […] Read More >

Brazil’s New President Marks 1st Week in Office with Conservative Reforms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Less than a week after taking office on New Year’s Day, President Jair Bolsonaro followed through with many of his campaign pledges, including conservative social […] Read More >

Asylum Seekers Will Be Sent Back To Wait In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Amid a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that migrant asylum seekers will be sent back […] Read More >