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Bishop Rolando Alvarez Sentenced in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA: Catholic bishop Rolando Álvarez — one of the most outspoken critics of President Daniel Ortega’s regime — was sentenced to more than 26 years in prison on Friday Feb. […] Read More >

Peru’s Castillo Ousted from Presidency

PERU: President Pedro Castillo was impeached and arrested on Wednesday on rebellion charges after he attempted to dissolve the legislative body and take control of the government. Ahead of the […] Read More >

Chile and Bolivia Resolve Silala River Case

CHILE: President Gabriel Boric celebrated on Thursday the International Court of Justice’s ruling on the Silala River case, affirming its international waterway status. Disputes over the Silala River began in […] Read More >

Bahamian investigators looking into criminal misconduct at cryptocurrency firm FTX

BAHAMAS: Bahamian authorities said on Sunday that they are investigating whether any “criminal misconduct occurred” at cryptocurrency firm FTX. The firm filed for bankruptcy on Friday, and its chief executive, […] Read More >

Number arrested in Salvadoran state of exception rises to 56,716

EL SALVADOR: The Ministry of Justice and Public Security announced on Friday that the number of alleged gang members arrested since March reached 56,716. The arrests are part of a […] Read More >

U.N. Security Council adopts resolution to end violence in Haiti

HAITI: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to end violence and criminal activity, and impose sanctions against Jimmy Chérizier, leader of Haiti’s most powerful gang alliance, […] Read More >

U.S. announces new Migration Enforcement Protocols

UNITED STATES: All Venezuelans who enter the United States without prior authorization will be turned away and returned to Mexico under new migration enforcement protocols announced by the Department of […] Read More >

Brazil election: Lula and Bolsonaro prepare for a runoff vote

BRAZIL: Neither far-right President Jair Bolsonaro nor former, left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were able to secure victory after the nation’s elections on Oct. 2. Results showed Bolsonaro […] Read More >

Colombia legalizes medically-assisted suicide

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so.  Along with euthanasia, legalized in Colombia in 1997, […] Read More >

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador tours Central America and Cuba

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA/MEXICO: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin […] Read More >