Category: Blog

U.S. Sanctions Cuban Oil Company in Attempt to Weaken Venezuela’s Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Cuba’s state-run oil shipping company Cubametales became the latest recipient of U.S. sanctions directed at allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro yesterday. U.S. Treasury Secretary […] Read More >

Dozens of Central American Migrants Return Home, Opting Not to ‘Remain in Mexico’

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Nearly 70 Central American migrants were taken back to their home countries yesterday on buses from Mexico, where they had remained while they awaited their […] Read More >

Uruguay Primary Election Hints at Possible Turn to the Right

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY: The results are in from Sunday’s presidential primary election. Daniel Martínez, the former mayor of Montevideo, will face off against Luis Lacalle Pou, a senator […] Read More >

Venezuelan Navy Captain who Allegedly Conspired Against Maduro Dies in Custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: A navy captain detained for allegedly conspiring against President Nicolás Maduro died in custody yesterday. Rafael Acosta had been arrested with five other military officials […] Read More >

Cuba Legalizes Production of Independent Film

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: As of August, Cuban independent filmmakers will be allowed to legally produce their work. Decree 373 recognizes the “working status of cinematographic and audiovisual creators” […] Read More >

Shocking Photo Of Drowned Migrants Sparks Global Outrage

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: A photo of a drowned Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old infant has sparked global condemnation and anguish. Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria, […] Read More >

OAS Convenes In Colombia With Venezuela As Top Hemispheric Issue

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Today, national delegations from 35 countries will congregate in Medellín for the 49th annual General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) for a […] Read More >

Hundreds Of Underage Migrants Moved From “Inhumane” Detention Facility In Texas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: After an article published June 21 by the Associated Press exposed the “inhumane conditions” in a particular migrant detention center for children, the U.S. government […] Read More >

With Boots On The Ground, Mexico Increases Migratory Policing

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexican security forces began intensifying their crackdown on Central American migration over the weekend. Security forces have reportedly detained over two hundred migrants after officials […] Read More >

As Honduran Protestors Demand His Ouster, President Hernández Deploys The Military

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Anti-government demonstrators have erected roadblocks across the country AS they continue to protest against President Juan Orlando Hernández, clashing with state security forces in multiple […] Read More >