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As Protests in Chile Enter 13th Day, Demonstrators Call for New Constitution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Renewed protests in Chile yesterday called for a new constitution and the ousting of President Sebastián Piñera. The protests are entering the 13th day, despite […] Read More >

Colombia Elects First Female Mayor of Bogotá

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Claudia López became the first woman, and the first gay woman, to be elected mayor of Bogotá as Colombia’s election results poured in yesterday. In […] Read More >

Chilean President Responds to Protesters’ Demands

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Chilean President Sebastián Piñera called for his entire cabinet to offer their resignations on Saturday, in response to a week of protests that have taken […] Read More >

Evo Morales Declared Winner in Bolivia’s Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal declared President Evo Morales the winner of Sunday’s election last night, following days of protests and accusations against Morales of election […] Read More >

Morales Decries ‘Coup’ Attempt While Bolivians Stage Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Yesterday, Bolivian President Evo Morales has proclaimed victory in the presidential elections and alleged a “coup” against him as protests mount in the country over […] Read More >

Lawsuit Alleges Former ICE Agent Repeatedly Raped Honduran Migrant for 7 Years

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: A Honduran woman living in Connecticut filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ICE and former ICE agent Wilfredo Rodriguez. The woman, […] Read More >

Bolivians Protest After Votes Stop Tallying in Presidential Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA:  President Evo Morales came out ahead of yesterday’s elections, yet the latest results show that he is a few points short of avoiding a run-off […] Read More >

State of Emergency Declared in Chile Over Subway Fare Increase

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Chilean protesters shut down the capital’s subway system over the weekend in demonstrations against fare increases. The protests began Friday evening when high school students […] Read More >

Nicaragua Is the Least Democratic Country in Latin America, Report Finds

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: According to the latest Barometer of the Americas report, Nicaragua is the least democratic country in Latin America. The report, using data collected from the […] Read More >

Second Mass Shooting in 2 Days Raises Alarms in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: In the state of Guerrero, a gunfight between civilians and the Mexican army resulted in 15 deaths, marking the second mass shooting in Mexico in […] Read More >