Category: Today in Latin America

Eight Out of Ten Coronavirus Patients Put on Ventilators Die in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Eight out of ten patients put on ventilators since the beginning of the pandemic die from COVID-19 in the country, according to the Institute of […] Read More >

Colombians Protest Against the Government

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Protesters in Colombia hit the streets on Wednesday to denounce the government’s handling of a wide range of issues. Thousands of union members, teachers, students […] Read More >

Yearlong Protests and Demonstrations Continue in Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI:A decade after the cholera outbreak of 2010, family members and victims took to the streets to march along the Artibonite River. The river is the […] Read More >

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear pending cases involving President Donald Trump’s two biggest efforts to limit Mexican immigration: the “Remain […] Read More >

Palacio Quemado, Bolivia

Bolivia Heads to the Polls for Special Presidential Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: Luis Arce, the candidate for former President Evo Morales’ Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, is emerging as the winner of the presidential elections in Bolivia […] Read More >

Guatemala Will Investigate ‘Unauthorized’ Collaboration with U.S. Immigration Agents

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Guatemalan government announced on Wednesday it will investigate the allegations brought forth by a U.S. Senate committee report, which found that U.S. immigration agents […] Read More >

March in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border in 2018. Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Flickr.

U.S. Agents Detained Honduran Migrants in Guatemala in Unauthorized Operation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S./GUATEMALA/HONDURAS: U.S. immigration agents collaborated with Guatemalan officials to detain Honduran migrants in an unauthorized operation this January, according to a Senate report. A review by […] Read More >

Indigenous Leader and Wife Assassinated In Colombia

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Indigenous leader Fredy Güetio Zambrano was killed along with his wife in the department of Cauca this past Monday. The couple was shot by unidentified […] Read More >

Argentine President Alberto Fernández in September of this year. Photo courtesy of Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) via Wikimedia Commons.

Anti-Government Protests in Argentina Held Across the Country

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Massive anti-government protests took place across several cities in Argentina on Monday. Protestors rallied against government coronavirus measures, judicial reform and the removal of three […] Read More >

Christopher Columbus (Mexico City)

Christopher Columbus Monument Removed in Mexico City Ahead of Día de la Raza

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexico City’s government removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from the city’s Paseo de la Reforma in the early hours of Saturday, ahead of planned […] Read More >