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US to re-implement border policy forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Joe Biden’s administration announced on Thursday that it will resume the controversial Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico […] Read More >

US to revoke terrorist designation of Colombia’s FARC

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist […] Read More >

Planned opposition protests in Cuba flop

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Anti-government protests planned for last Monday by online group ‘Archipiélago’ failed to materialize. The group cited the heavy police presence in the streets as […] Read More >

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera impeached

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastian Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members of […] Read More >

Daniel Ortega set to secure re-election in Nicaragua

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega seeks his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stands a greater chance of […] Read More >

Mass protests in Ecuador after hike in fuel prices

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. The […] Read More >

New migrant caravan moves through Mexican blockade heading toward U.S.

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: More than 2,000 migrants left on Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas in southern Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border. Most of the migrants come […] Read More >

Key Maduro ally extradited to US, government and opposition negotiations suspended

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The United States extradited a high-profile business associate of the Venezuelan government, Alex Saab, on Saturday to face money laundering charges. Venezuelan President Nicolas […] Read More >

Regional leaders named in Pandora Papers investigation into offshore tax havens

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Latin American and Caribbean leaders featured prominently in the Pandora Papers leak by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported on Monday. The documents, […] Read More >

Latin American and Caribbean women demonstrate in support of International Safe Abortion Day

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Women took to the streets across Latin America and the Caribbean on Tuesday in recognition of the Global Day of Action for access to […] Read More >