Category: Today in Latin America

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: In a video on Twitter, interim President Jeanine Añez confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Añez said that she will be quarantining […] Read More >

Guatemalan Courts To Close After Rise In COVID-19 Infections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Guatemalan Judiciary will suspend court hearings for two weeks after more than a hundred workers tested positive for coronavirus. The closure of the courts […] Read More >

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: After months of downplaying the effects of the pandemic, President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus. Bolsonaro has made frequent public appearances in […] Read More >

AMLO, Trump to Meet at White House to Celebrate Trade Deal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO / UNITED STATES / CANADA: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is expected to travel to the White House tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era Election

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominicans voted for a new president yesterday in Latin America’s first presidential election during the pandemic, even as cases continue to rise in the […] Read More >

1.6 Million Hondurans Are Food Insecure During Pandemic

Content warning: this newsletter contains references to sexual assault and suicide. TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The World Food Program (WFP) warned that 1.6 million people in Honduras are suffering […] Read More >

24 Killed, 7 Injured In Shooting In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: 24 people are reported dead and seven injured after a mass shooting in a rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Local authorities say that the […] Read More >

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the reopened investigation into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency for the entire island yesterday due to widespread drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported last […] Read More >

COVID-19 Cases Swell in Latin America as Worldwide Infections Reach 10 Million

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million worldwide yesterday. Latin America is suffering from particularly high rates. Earlier this month, the Financial Times reported that the region […] Read More >