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Latin America Deemed Most Dangerous Region For Environmental Activists

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: For the eighth year in a row, Latin America has been deemed the world’s deadliest region for environmental and land rights activists. According to Global […] Read More >

Thousands of Bolivian Workers Go on Strike to Protest Election Delay

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Thousands of Bolivians marched in El Alto yesterday on the first day of a general strike to protest a decision to delay the presidential election […] Read More >

Hundreds of Nicaraguans Barred from Entering Country

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights asked the government of Daniel Ortega to respect the rights of Nicaraguans who are […] Read More >

Hurricane Hanna Batters U.S.-Mexico Border Amid COVID-19 Crisis

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO/UNITED STATES: The first Atlantic hurricane of the 2020 season made landfall in Texas near the Mexico border over the weekend, causing flooding in many places […] Read More >

Honduran Garifuna Leaders Still Missing

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The Indigenous Garifuna community is fearful after a group of five men was kidnapped by unknown assailants this past weekend. The men, who are Afro-Indigenous […] Read More >

Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Will Reopen Online

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Government officials announced that all public schools will begin virtual learning starting August 17. The opening of schools for in-person classes has been pushed […] Read More >

Mexican Authorities Find 23 Abducted Children

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Authorities in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas confirmed that they found 23 children during a home raid in search of a missing child. According […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Gov. Under Investigation for Management of Earthquake Aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced is officially under investigation for allegedly mismanaging relief supplies for victims of the December and January earthquakes. The Independent Special […] Read More >

COVID-19 Cases Grow in Brazilian Amazon

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: COVID-19 continues to make inroads into the Brazilian Amazon, and the New York Times reports that health workers may be partly responsible. More than 1,000 […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Reverses Reopening Measures a Day after Allowing Tourists

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced yesterday reversed some reopening measures as coronavirus cases continue to rise on the island. Bars, gyms, theaters, casinos and marinas […] Read More >