Category: Today in Latin America

Mexico Reports Record Number of Femicides in June

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: New data from the National Public Security System shows that Mexico recorded its highest monthly number of femicides in June. A total of 101 cases […] Read More >

Ecuador to Begin Reopening in September

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Government officials announced yesterday that Ecuador will not renew its coronavirus state of exception, which has been in place since March. In September, Ecuadorians will […] Read More >

Colombia Begins Reopening After 5-Month Partial Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: After five months of partial lockdown, Colombia is set to begin gradually reopening September 1. President Iván Duque said Monday that he is extending the […] Read More >

Brazilians Rally on Social Media After Bolsonaro Threatens to Punch Journalist

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: In his latest attack on journalists, President Jair Bolsonaro told a reporter from the newspaper O Globo on Sunday that he wanted to punch him […] Read More >

Back-to-Back Tropical Storms Kill 7 in Caribbean

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN: Two storms rolled over the Caribbean this weekend, killing seven people and causing severe flooding on some islands. Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura are […] Read More >

Panama Health Workers Owed Over $6 Million In Back Wages

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PANAMA: At least 400 health professionals hired by the Ministry of Health have not been paid since they began work combating the pandemic in March. The […] Read More >

New Safety Measures Passed For Chile’s Upcoming Plebiscite

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Congress passed a measure to ensure that safety protocols will be regulated at voting booths during the plebiscite this October. The measure states that the […] Read More >

Amazon Wildfires On Track for Another Record-Breaking Year

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Around 19,000 wildfires have been detected in the Amazon rainforest during the month of August, indicating an even more destructive beginning to the season than […] Read More >

Thousands of Argentines Protest Against Judicial Reform and Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Thousands of Argentines gathered around the country yesterday to protest the government’s judicial reform, the economic slowdown, and the extension of the coronavirus lockdown, which […] Read More >

Puerto Ricans Resume Primary Vote After Botched Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced lost to Pedro Pierluisi in yesterday’s primary election for the governor nomination of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Pierluisi was […] Read More >