Category: News Briefs

Mario Vargas Llosa Throws Support Behind Ollanta Humala In Peru’s Runoff Election

Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, a political conservative famous for his criticism of Latin America’s far left, discarded the possibility of voting for rightwing candidate Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s […] Read More >

10 Murders A Day In Sinaloa During Holy Week; Drug Violence Puts Vacations On Hold

During Holy Week, 81 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to the state’s attorney general Marco Antonio Higuera  Gómez. Holy Week, or Semana Santa in […] Read More >

Brazilian Air Force Monitored Politicians, Civilians, Church, for Ten Years After Dictatorship’s End

A trove of 35,000 documents released by the Brazilian National Archives on April 13 show that the Brazilian Air Force monitored leftist groups and political parties, labor union members, and […] Read More >

Mass Graves In Mexico Show Brutal Drug Cartel Violence; Expert Says Government Not In Control

Authorities in Mexico discovered 32 more bodies this past week dumped in pits in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The most recent findings bring the body count up to 177 […] Read More >