Category: Blog

Paraguayan Lawmakers Vote To Impeach President Benítez

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: A group of legislators has called a vote in today’s Congress session to decide whether to impeach President Mario Abdo Benítez and Vice-president Hugo Velásquez […] Read More >

ACLU: Nearly 1,000 Child Migrants Separated At Border Since 2018

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: Lawyers working for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a federal judge yesterday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have separated 911 […] Read More >

Another Brutal Prison Riot Leaves At Least 57 Dead in Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: A clash between rival gangs left at least 57 dead in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil yesterday. Local authorities confirmed that 16 inmates were […] Read More >

Guatemalans Protest The Signing Of ‘Safe Third-Country’ Pact With U.S.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: After tariffs and travel ban threats, Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart signed a “safe third country” agreement with the United States on Friday, restricting asylum applications […] Read More >

Over 28,000 Cases Confirmed In Honduras’ Worst Dengue Outbreak in 50 Years

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Public health authorities have confirmed over 28,000 cases of dengue in what is now the worst outbreak in the last fifty years. The massive patient […] Read More >

Rosselló Resigns; Vásquez Assumes As Governor On August 2

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: After weeks of facing public furor, Ricardo Rosselló announced last night that he would resign from his post, becoming the first governor to step […] Read More >

IMF Forecasts Sluggish Economic Growth For The Region

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) significantly reduced its growth estimates for Latin America amid a global economic slowdown. Initially forecasted to grow 1.4% in […] Read More >

Around Half A Million Puerto Ricans Participate In Historic Strike

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Determined to make Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign, hundreds of thousands of angry Puerto Ricans participated in the island-wide national strike. An estimated half-a-million Puerto […] Read More >

Rosselló Will Leave Party And Not Seek Reelection But Refuses To Step Down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced via Facebook Live yesterday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 and will step down as president of the […] Read More >

Ortega Commemorates 40 Years Since Revolution Amid Political Stalemate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Large festivities expected in Managua as the government of President Daniel Ortega celebrates forty years since the victory of the Sandinista Revolution, where he participated […] Read More >