Category: Today in Latin America

Warrants Served on Eve of 9-Month Anniversary of Marielle’s Murder

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Police served arrest, search, and seizure warrants yesterday related to the assassination of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was shot dead nine months […] Read More >

Cuba Sonic Attacks Not Hysteria

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Two years after the so called “sonic attacks,” at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, medical reports confirm that the diplomats were physically injured and didn’t […] Read More >

Brazil to Opt Out of U.N. Migration Accord

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazil will join the United States, the Dominican Republic and Chile by opting out of the U.N. migration accord signed Monday in Morocco. Though Brazil […] Read More >

Peruvians Vote in Favor of Anti-Corruption Policies

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Peruvian voters approved three out of four anti-corruption measures in a referendum vote Sunday. The measures prohibit legislators from running for immediate re-election, create stricter […] Read More >

Odebrecht Peru signs deal with gove​rnment to continue operations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: On Saturday morning, the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht signed a deal with the Peruvian government that will allow it to operate in Peru, but not […] Read More >

Cubans Gain 3G Mobile Access

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Cubans gained 3G internet access on their mobile phones for the first time yesterday, through a program offered through the state-run telecommunications company. The move […] Read More >

Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s first elected female mayor was sworn into office yesterday. Sheinbaum is a member of Morena, the same party of Mexico’s new […] Read More >

Argentina Increases Police Gun-firing Liberties

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: A new presidential decree granted police in Argentina more freedom to use their guns against assailants, including the authorization to shoot without warning. The decree […] Read More >

Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his first Monday as president with a 7 a.m. press meeting. “Isn’t that a change that I am here, […] Read More >

Mexico inaugurates new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, assumed his role as Mexican president on Saturday, igniting discussions about migrants, abortion, military affairs, and corruption. […] Read More >