Category: Today in Latin America

Maduro Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA: U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro. At a press conference on Thursday, Barr, along with the head of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Will Test Brazil and Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO-BRAZIL: Attention has turned to the response to the coronavirus in Latin America’s two most populous nations. While countries like Argentina and El Salvador quickly ordered […] Read More >

Court Dates Postponed for Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Justice Department will postpone all hearings that are part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” The decision is […] Read More >

Deportations to Central America Raise Concerns of Coronavirus Spread

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-GUATEMALA: Two migrants who were deported from the United States deplaned in Guatemala with high fevers, raising concerns about U.S. immigration policy during the coronavirus pandemic. […] Read More >

Colombia Prison Protests Over Sanitary Conditions Leave 23 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: More than 23 prisoners died over the weekend at La Modelo, a prison in Bogotá, during protests over poor sanitary conditions in the context of […] Read More >

Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center keeps a live map of coronavirus cases around the world. (Photo credit: Johns Hopkins University)

Deportations Continue as Central America Prepares for Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-CENTRAL AMERICA: Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s […] Read More >

Coronavirus Continues to Spread in Latin America

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The World Health Organization officially labeled the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday as countries across the region ramped up health measures […] Read More >

AMLO Won’t Change Policy After Femicide Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: According to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), two days of mass protests against femicides will not change his government’s policy on gender-based violence. In […] Read More >

A voter holds up a dye-dipped finger, a symbol of voting in an election. Photo courtesy of Luis Carlos Díaz via Flickr.

Thousands of Voting Machines Burned in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Venezuela’s National Election Authority (CNE) announced yesterday that its main warehouse burned down over the weekend. According to CNE President Tibisay Lucena, 582 civil registry […] Read More >

Latin Americans March on International Women’s Day

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Protestors across the region commemorated International Women’s Day yesterday, using the annual event to amplify demands to respond to gender-based violence, provide access to abortion, […] Read More >