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Protests Erupt Around Colombia over Discontent with Duque’s First Year in Office

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday massive protests against Iván Duque’s government took to the streets from La Guajira desert, down to Popayán, in the heart of the Andean mountain […] Read More >

General Discontent Coalesces in Colombian National Strike

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Multiple sectors of the Colombia society called a national strike against the administration of President Iván Duque today. The anti-government protests are set to take […] Read More >

Colombia Sets Military-Enforced Curfew, Closes Borders Ahead of Planned Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday, the Colombian government announced the establishment of military patrols, closed borders and enforced curfews ahead of anti-government protests tomorrow. Authorities will close all the […] Read More >

Chilean President Admits Police Abuse at Recent Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: President Sebastián Piñera admitted for the first time during a televised speech that the Chilean police abused protesters at recent demonstrations. He acknowledged that “abuses […] Read More >

8 Dead in Bolivia; Evo Morales Calls for UN Intervention

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: The death toll in Bolivia continues to rise as violent clashes continue between security forces and supporters of former president Evo Morales. On Friday security […] Read More >

Sanctions to Force Cuba to Drop Support for Venezuela Are Failing, Díaz-Canel Says

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: President Miguel Díaz-Canel said yesterday that the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure the Cuban government are failing. “We will fight back. They will never defeat […] Read More >

Áñez Declares Herself Interim President in Bolivia; Morales Hints at Return

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: After former President Evo Morales was forced to resign, Bolivian opposition senate Vice President Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president according to the Bolivian constitution. […] Read More >

Morales Arrives in Mexico, Thanks AMLO for Saving His Life

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Evo Morales arrived in Mexico yesterday, while his supporters continue to protest against a military-backed coup in Bolivia. Morales was forced to resign on Sunday […] Read More >

Mexico Grants Evo Morales Asylum

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexico has officially granted former Bolivian President Evo Morales asylum, calling his ouster a coup. After Morales resigned on Sunday, Mexican foreign secretary Marcelo Ebrard […] Read More >

Evo Morales Resigns as President of Bolivia

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned from office yesterday, after weeks of unrest following contested presidential election results. Morales and his vice president Álvaro García Linera […] Read More >