Category: Blog

Almost 71 Million People Displaced Worldwide By War And Violence In 2018

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) released its annual “Global Trends” report yesterday, saying that 70.8 million people have been displaced around the globe by […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Accused Of Being Tied To Crimes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Yesterday, Attorney General Tarek William Saab denounced opposition leader Juan Guaidó of allegedly leading a corruption scheme that misappropriated funds in February. The crime reportedly […] Read More >

Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht Files For Bankruptcy Protection

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Construction conglomerate Odebrecht S.A. filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday in a São Paulo court. The group is seeking to restructure 51 billion reais ($13 billion) […] Read More >

Guatemalan Elections Yields Run-Off Between Former First Lady, Prison Director

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: Marked by allegations of corruption and political uncertainty, the country’s general election took place yesterday. Among a crowded field of 19 presidential candidates and following […] Read More >

Puerto Rican Governor Backtracks On Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Yesterday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló decided to remove consideration for a  bill that would have allegedly allowed for discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity […] Read More >

ACLU Accuses U.S. Coast Guard Of Improperly Detaining Four Jamaican Fishermen

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA JAMAICA: Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for allegedly kidnapping and abusing four Jamaican fishermen for […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Amnesty Law Frees 106 Political Prisoners In 48 Hours

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: After the ratification of a controversial amnesty law that pardons all of those who participated in the anti-government protests of 2018, Nicaragua released 56 political […] Read More >

Leaks Reveal Politicized Prosecution Against Lula, PT In Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Leaked text messages published by The Intercept show how prosecutors investigating the Lava Jato (‘Operation Car Wash’) scandal attempted to prevent former President Luiz Inácio […] Read More >

Maduro Orders To Reopen Venezuelan Border With Colombia

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA/VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro announced via Twitter that Venezuela was reopening its border with Colombia this Saturday, after four months of closure. Thousands of Venezuelans reportedly […] Read More >

Latin American Teams Seek Glory As Women’s World Cup Begins

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Amid growing frustration with pay inequality and unfair labor practices, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins today in France. The eighth edition of this […] Read More >