Category: Today in Latin America

In Uruguay, new law grants rights to transgender people

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY: On Thursday, Uruguay ratified a proposal that will grant rights to transgender people. Among other things, the decision includes health benefits that allow members of […] Read More >

Trump Threatens to Close Border to Keep Out Migrant Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: In his latest anti-immigrant Twitter rant, President Donald Trump threatened to order the military to close the U.S. southern border if Mexican authorities fail to […] Read More >

Brazilian President Temer Charged with Corruption

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Federal police have filed new corruption charges against President Michel Temer for allegedly accepting illegal payments to steer concessions toward business and personal associates in […] Read More >

President Trump Threatens Honduras to Stop Immigrant Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES : As a caravan of some 2,000 Honduran immigrants continues its march to the United States through Guatemala, President Trump tweeted yesterday that if […] Read More >

Human rights groups call for release of protesters arrested in Nicaragua

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Eight of the 38 protesters arrested at an anti-government rally in Managua on Sunday have been released as of yesterday. Human rights groups are calling […] Read More >

Honduras migrant caravan marches north, heads for U.S.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: As the United States calls for tighter border control, a spontaneous migrant caravan began its northward trek from San Pedro Sula, one of the most […] Read More >

Far-Right Bolsonaro Leads Big in Brazil: Poll

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro enjoys a commanding 13 percent lead with less than three weeks to go until the Oct. 28 runoff, according to […] Read More >

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori Detained For Money Laundering

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori and 19 members of the conservative Fuerza Popular Party were detained yesterday for alleged money laundering. She is being investigated […] Read More >

Former Vice President of Guatemala Sentenced to Prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA:┬áRoxana Baldetti, the former vice president of Guatemala, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison yesterday for her role in a fraud scheme involving […] Read More >

Transgender and Indigenous Candidates Break Glass Ceiling in Brazilian elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL : Despite the near victory of the far right in Sunday’s election with presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro entering the runoff election as the frontrunner, indigenous […] Read More >