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Thousands of Argentines Protest Against Judicial Reform and Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Thousands of Argentines gathered around the country yesterday to protest the government’s judicial reform, the economic slowdown, and the extension of the coronavirus lockdown, which […] Read More >

Puerto Ricans Resume Primary Vote After Botched Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced lost to Pedro Pierluisi in yesterday’s primary election for the governor nomination of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Pierluisi was […] Read More >

Protests of Election Delay in Bolivia Escalate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Nearly two weeks of protests against the delay of presidential elections by interim president Jeanine Áñez have escalated in recent days. Several blockades have been […] Read More >

Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Accused of Taking Bribes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Emilio Lozoya, the former head of Mexico’s state oil company, Pemex, accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto of partially funding his 2012 election campaign with […] Read More >

Constitutional Crisis Looms in El Salvador Over Reopening Plan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: President Nayib Bukele defended himself after El Salvador’s Supreme Court declared his reopening plan unconstitutional last week, giving him two weeks to work with […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Suspends Primary Elections After Ballots Not Delivered

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: The government of Puerto Rico suspended yesterday’s primary elections after ballots were not delivered to several polling stations by early afternoon. Many Puerto Ricans […] Read More >

Latin America Surpasses Europe in COVID-19 Deaths

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Latin America now has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world, surpassing Europe, according to a Reuters tally.  As of Thursday, there have been […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous Peoples

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The country’s highest court ruled that the Bolsonaro administration must take specific precautionary measures to protect Indigenous communities from the spread of COVID-19. In an […] Read More >

Former Colombian President Uribe Placed on House Arrest

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: In a televised address, President Iván Duque announced that former President Alvaro Uribe will be held in custody as the Supreme Court investigates allegations of […] Read More >

Fire at Nicaragua Cathedral Prompts Accusations of Terrorism

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: The Vatican is calling for an investigation into a fire at the Managua cathedral over the weekend that destroyed a 380-year-old sculpture of Jesus. Yesterday, […] Read More >