Category: Blog

Mexico Objects to Last-Minute Labor Provision in USMCA Trade Deal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: After initially signing an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected to legislation to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Saturday. Jesús […] Read More >

U.S. Sanctions Daniel Ortega’s Son for Corruption and Money Laundering

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: The United States Treasury has levied official sanctions against the son of Daniel Ortega, the National Petroleum Distributor of Honduras (DNP Petronic), security company El […] Read More >

Report: Anti-Government Protesters in Nicaragua Were Tortured in Jail

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: A new report by the NGO Human Rights Collective Nicaragua Never Again revealed that Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting President Daniel Ortega suffered torture and […] Read More >

Alberto Fernández is Sworn in as Argentina’s New President

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Alberto Fernández was inaugurated as Argentina’s new president yesterday. Fernández, a liberal, replaced conservative Mauricio Macri who was the first non-Peronist president to complete his […] Read More >

UN Report Finds Latin American Discontent Tied to New Form of Inequality

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The United Nations Development Programme released a report yesterday that concluded discontent across Latin America is due less to traditional poverty and more to low […] Read More >

Brazil Asks Wealthy Nations to Help Stop Deforestation at COP25

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazilian environment minister Ricardo Salles said Brazil cannot stop deforestation without the help of wealthy countries at the United Nations climate conference (COP25) on Saturday. […] Read More >

Tensions Between Brazil and Argentina Continue to Rise, Affecting Mercosur

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The continuity of the trading bloc Mercosur is at risk, some of its members expressed at the biannual summit held in the southern Brazilian city […] Read More >

Colombians March in a Third Strike Against the President

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Thousands of Colombians occupied the streets of different cities in the third strike against president Iván Duque in the past two weeks. Protesters formed a […] Read More >

Pompeo: U.S. to Prevent Protests from ‘Morphing into Riots’ in Latin America

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States will help Latin American countries prevent protests from “morphing into riots.” Pompeo […] Read More >

U.S. Imposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL: U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina. Trump tweeted that “Brazil and […] Read More >