Category: This Week in Latin America

Planned opposition protests in Cuba flop

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Anti-government protests planned for last Monday by online group ‘Archipiélago’ failed to materialize. The group cited the heavy police presence in the streets as […] Read More >

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera impeached

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastian Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members of […] Read More >

Daniel Ortega set to secure re-election in Nicaragua

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega seeks his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stands a greater chance of […] Read More >

Mass protests in Ecuador after hike in fuel prices

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. The […] Read More >

New migrant caravan moves through Mexican blockade heading toward U.S.

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: More than 2,000 migrants left on Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas in southern Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border. Most of the migrants come […] Read More >

Key Maduro ally extradited to US, government and opposition negotiations suspended

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The United States extradited a high-profile business associate of the Venezuelan government, Alex Saab, on Saturday to face money laundering charges. Venezuelan President Nicolas […] Read More >

Regional leaders named in Pandora Papers investigation into offshore tax havens

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Latin American and Caribbean leaders featured prominently in the Pandora Papers leak by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported on Monday. The documents, […] Read More >

Latin American and Caribbean women demonstrate in support of International Safe Abortion Day

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Women took to the streets across Latin America and the Caribbean on Tuesday in recognition of the Global Day of Action for access to […] Read More >

US Envoy to Haiti Resigns Over Biden Administration’s Handling of Haitian Migrants at the Border

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA US Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned on Wednesday over what he considered President Biden administration’s “inhumane” mass deportation of Haitian migrants seeking asylum at […] Read More >

Regional leaders debate future of cooperation amidst tensions

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CELAC: The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) convened its VI Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mexico City on Saturday. […] Read More >