Category: Today in Latin America

10 Killed in Ciudad Juarez After Prison Raid Plan Foiled

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Criminals inside a state prison near the U.S. border orchestrated a wave of chaos outside the prison walls in Ciudad Juarez as 850 Mexican local, […] Read More >

Colombian Defense Minister Resigns Amid Bombing Scandal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Defense Minister Guillermo Botero resigned yesterday after a congressman revealed a forensics report identifying the murder of eight underaged kids in an army bombing in […] Read More >

9 Americans Killed in Gang Ambush in Northern Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Nine U.S. citizens were killed in a deadly highway attack in northern Mexico on Monday. Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs, killing three women and […] Read More >

Bolsonaro Discontinues Children’s Play, Sparking Concerns of Censorship

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: A representative of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government interrupted a children’s play called “Abrazo” about a fictional dictatorship. According to the state-owned bank that owns the […] Read More >

Bolivian President Responds to Unrest Amid Election Recount

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: President Evo Morales has dismissed demands from his opposition that he step down from office as Bolivia awaits an external election audit by the Organization […] Read More >

Chile Drops Out of UN Climate Conference Amid Relentless Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Yesterday Spain offered to host the United Nations annual climate conference (COP25) after Chile announced that it could not sustain the event due to the […] Read More >

Bolsonaro Denies Ties With Assassins Linked To Marielle Franco’s Murder

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro vehemently denied any connection to the former policemen linked to the killing of Marielle Franco, the former Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman. […] Read More >

As Protests in Chile Enter 13th Day, Demonstrators Call for New Constitution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Renewed protests in Chile yesterday called for a new constitution and the ousting of President Sebastián Piñera. The protests are entering the 13th day, despite […] Read More >

Colombia Elects First Female Mayor of Bogotá

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Claudia López became the first woman, and the first gay woman, to be elected mayor of Bogotá as Colombia’s election results poured in yesterday. In […] Read More >

Chilean President Responds to Protesters’ Demands

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Chilean President Sebastián Piñera called for his entire cabinet to offer their resignations on Saturday, in response to a week of protests that have taken […] Read More >