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Pope Calls for ‘Bold Solutions’ to Protect Amazon

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Opening a three-week assembly of the clergy dedicated to the rainforest and its Indigeneous populations yesterday, Pope Francis urged 180 Latin American bishops, cardinals and […] Read More >

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Amid Protests Against Rising Fuel Costs

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: President Lenín Moreno declared a state of emergency after massive protests against his decision to end government fuel subsidies. Reporting from El Pais indicates the […] Read More >

Trump Administration to Include Detained Migrants’ DNA in Criminal Database

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of migrants in federal custody for entry into a […] Read More >

Peru’s Acting President, Named by Dissolved Congress, Resigns

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: For a short time yesterday Peru had two presidents, deepening the country’s ongoing political crisis. Congress continued to meet despite President Martín Vizcarra’s dissolution of […] Read More >

Peru’s President Vizcarra Dissolves Congress After Controversial Vote

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: President Martín Vizcarra dissolved Peru’s opposition-led Congress last night after lawmakers pushed through a controversial vote. Members of Congress then moved to suspend Vizcarra, though […] Read More >

US Judge Blocks Child Detention Policy

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: On Friday, a judge blocked new Trump administration policies that allow children to be held indefinitely in immigration detention if they are with their […] Read More >

Brazil Investigates Over 100 Oil Spills in Northeast

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Yesterday, Brazil’s Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources announced that it has identified 105 oil spills off the coast, with no source yet […] Read More >

Trump Administration Pens New Asylum Deal with Honduras

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Trump administration announced yesterday that it finalized a new asylum deal with the Honduran government. The deal would prevent asylum seekers traveling through Central […] Read More >

Bolsonaro, Trump Defend Policies in Speeches at UN General Assembly

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL/UNITED STATES: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro opened the United Nations’ General Debate yesterday by defending Brazilian policy in the Amazon. Bolsonaro said that Brazil has preserved […] Read More >

US, Latin American Leaders Plan to Sanction Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Yesterday, the United States and over a dozen Latin American countries met in New York alongside the United Nations’ General Assembly to discuss the […] Read More >