Category: Today in Latin America

Puerto Rican Governor Backtracks On Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Yesterday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló decided to remove consideration for a  bill that would have allegedly allowed for discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity […] Read More >

ACLU Accuses U.S. Coast Guard Of Improperly Detaining Four Jamaican Fishermen

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA JAMAICA: Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for allegedly kidnapping and abusing four Jamaican fishermen for […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Amnesty Law Frees 106 Political Prisoners In 48 Hours

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: After the ratification of a controversial amnesty law that pardons all of those who participated in the anti-government protests of 2018, Nicaragua released 56 political […] Read More >

Leaks Reveal Politicized Prosecution Against Lula, PT In Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Leaked text messages published by The Intercept show how prosecutors investigating the Lava Jato (‘Operation Car Wash’) scandal attempted to prevent former President Luiz Inácio […] Read More >

Maduro Orders To Reopen Venezuelan Border With Colombia

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA/VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro announced via Twitter that Venezuela was reopening its border with Colombia this Saturday, after four months of closure. Thousands of Venezuelans reportedly […] Read More >

Latin American Teams Seek Glory As Women’s World Cup Begins

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Amid growing frustration with pay inequality and unfair labor practices, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins today in France. The eighth edition of this […] Read More >

Chilean Teachers March in Santiago In Favor Of Public Education

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The Chilean teachers’ guild has called for a mass protest in Santiago today. Representatives of the School of Professors (CP) are expected to join from […] Read More >

Congress Approves Immigration Bill Protecting ‘Dreamers’, TPS Holders

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Congress voted to approve an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants with the Deferred Action Childhood […] Read More >

US, Mexico Seek To Ratify Pact Amid Trade, Border Tensions

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials began talks towards the ratification process of the new multilateral trade pact known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this […] Read More >

Transgender Asylum Seeker Dies in ICE Custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: LGBT advocates reported that Johana Medina, a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador, died in a Texas hospital after being under the custody of Immigration […] Read More >