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El Salvador Not Ready to Receive Asylum Seekers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco said the country is not ready to accept asylum seekers arriving from the United States. She said El Salvador […] Read More >

Two Hundred Salvadoran Migrants Were Killed or Abused After Being Deported by the U.S.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: A new report by the Human Rights Watch revealed that at least 200 Salvadorans who were deported by the United States between 2013 and […] Read More >

Juan Guaidó Attends State of the Union

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA: Juan Guaidó attended the State of the Union speech as a guest of President Donald Trump. The event gave the Venezuelan National Assembly leader […] Read More >

Crimes Against Women on the Rise in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The increase in crime rates in 2019 disproportionately affected women, according to new statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNP). […] Read More >

Second Death Linked to Mexico Butterfly Reserve

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: A second man with links to Michoacan’s monarch butterfly reserve, guide Raúl Hernández Romero, was found dead on Saturday with wounds that suggest he was […] Read More >

Maduro Extends Olive Branch to Colombia To Restore Relations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro offered to restore diplomatic relations with Colombia. The neighboring countries had broken off diplomatic relations after Colombian president Iván Duque recognized Juan […] Read More >

Ecuadorian Case Could Set Precedent for Addressing Sexual Violence at Schools

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: On Tuesday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) began hearings for a 2002 case involving an Ecuadorian student who was sexually abused by school […] Read More >

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Strikes Caribbean Sea

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA JAMAICA: A 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean Sea between Cuba and Jamaica. Aftershocks of the Tuesday earthquake reached as far as Mexico and Florida and […] Read More >

Mexican Authorities Deport Thousands of Hondurans in January

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The Mexican National Migration Institute deported 240 Hondurans in two planes departing from Toluca yesterday. This comes after a caravan of mostly Honduran migrants failed […] Read More >

Four Months After President Shut Down Congress, Peruvians Vote For New Lawmakers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Voters elected a new Congress yesterday, after President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the legislative body in September. Peruvians are legally required to participate in elections, and […] Read More >