Category: Blog

Journalist Flees Colombia After Article Exposing Army General Prompts Threats

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: An article published in the New York Times on Saturday details how Colombia’s army chief has ordered to “increase combat kills” through any means necessary, […] Read More >

Classes Canceled for Students in Mexico City Due to Air Pollution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Classes were canceled for millions of students in Mexico City yesterday due to the smoke from brush fires that continues to take over the city. […] Read More >

Colombian Tribunal Halts Extradition of FARC Rebel

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Colombia’s special tribunal prevented Seuxis Hernández, a high-level FARC rebel commander involved in the peace process, from being extradited to the United States on a […] Read More >

Guatemalan Presidential Candidate Banned from Running

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: Despite being a frontrunner for the June 16 election, Zury Ríos Sosa, daughter of former President José Efraín Ríos Montt, was banned from running. Ríos […] Read More >

Growing Number of Cuban Migrants Trying to Enter US Via Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: As global attention remains fixed on the Central American migrant crisis, a growing number of Cubans are also attempting to enter the United States via […] Read More >

Guaidó Seeks Military Relations with U.S.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó requested that his envoy in Washington, D.C., open relations with the U.S. military. While speaking at a rally on Saturday, […] Read More >

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 >