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Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominicans voted for a new president yesterday in Latin America’s first presidential election during the pandemic, even as cases continue to rise in the […] Read More >

1.6 Million Hondurans Are Food Insecure During Pandemic

Content warning: this newsletter contains references to sexual assault and suicide. TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The World Food Program (WFP) warned that 1.6 million people in Honduras are suffering […] Read More >

24 Killed, 7 Injured In Shooting In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: 24 people are reported dead and seven injured after a mass shooting in a rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Local authorities say that the […] Read More >

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the reopened investigation into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency for the entire island yesterday due to widespread drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported last […] Read More >

COVID-19 Cases Swell in Latin America as Worldwide Infections Reach 10 Million

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million worldwide yesterday. Latin America is suffering from particularly high rates. Earlier this month, the Financial Times reported that the region […] Read More >

Uruguay and Paraguay Stop Spread of Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY/PARAGUAY: The two countries have among the lowest death rates for COVID-19 in Latin America, despite sharing borders with Brazil, where more than 50,000 people have died. […] Read More >

Peru Faces Economic Recession Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: The country is expected to experience one of the worst recessions in the region after months of lockdown due to COVID-19. The official unemployment rate […] Read More >

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5 In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: An 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, killing five people as of Tuesday night. The natural disaster was felt hundreds of miles […] Read More >

Trump Backpedals After Considering Meeting with Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA/UNITED STATES: In an interview published Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be open to meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The comment appeared […] Read More >