Category: Today in Latin America

Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall with Mexico. The announcement arrived after the U.S. Senate passed […] Read More >

Argentines Protest Austerity Measures, High Unemployment

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Tens of thousands of Argentines blocked roads in Buenos Aires in a demonstration against President Mauricio Macri yesterday. Protesters decried high unemployment, cuts to public […] Read More >

El Chapo Found Guilty in New York Drug Trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo, was found guilty on all 10 counts yesterday after a cinematic trial held over nearly three […] Read More >

California Governor Defies Trump, Removes National Guard at Border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that he intends to remove 360 National Guard troops stationed on the California-Mexico border, a decision that defies President […] Read More >

U.S. Enters Decisive Week for Border Security Negotiations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES / MEXICO: U.S. Border Patrol said its agents rescued five migrants as they tried to cross illegally into the United States via the Rio […] Read More >

Two More Women Accuse Arias of Sexual Misconduct

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COSTA RICA: Two more women have accused Nobel laureate and former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias Sánchez of sexual misconduct. Yesterday, Eleonora Antillón, a San Jose-based […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Rushes to Deliver Aid; Maduro Blocks Entry

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Venezuelan opposition is preparing to send tens of millions of dollars in food and medical aid to ease shortages in the country. The opposition […] Read More >

Central American Peace Icon Accused of Sexual Assault

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Warning: The story below contains details of sexual assault that may be triggering for some. COSTA RICA: On Monday, former President and Nobel prize laureate Óscar Arias […] Read More >

Trump Keeps Door Open for Military Option in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: In an interview with CBS that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump stated that a military intervention in Venezuela remains an option. The United States, […] Read More >

Political Outsider Wins El Salvador Presidential Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: Latin America’s electoral calendar began yesterday in El Salvador. With over 90 percent of the votes tallied at midnight, a political outsider registered a […] Read More >