Category: Today in Latin America

Salvadoran Court Rules On Murder Retrial Against Rape Victim

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: A woman accused of aggravated murder after delivering a stillborn baby, following a pregnancy that resulted from rape, will hear the verdict of her […] Read More >

Argentina’s Economic Volatility Forces Macri To Decree Targeted Tax Relief

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: After a resounding loss at the ballot over the weekend, President Mauricio Macri has enacted a new set of temporary economic measures that serve as […] Read More >

Mexican Women Decry Abuse By Police In The Wake Of Rape Allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Feminist groups protested this past Monday what they consider “a lack of political will” to confront violence against women following two rapes against teenagers, decrying that […] Read More >

New Trump Rule Aims To Limit Legal Immigration

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: A new immigration policy seeks to favor wealthier immigrants and deny green cards to many migrants who use public assistance like Medicaid and food […] Read More >

National Mobilization Calls For Honduran President To Resign

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Former president Manuel Zelaya and his political organization, Free (‘Libre’), have convened a “permanent mobilization” in Tegucigalpa and around the country today, urging President Juan […] Read More >

Vásquez In As Puerto Rican Governor After Court Rules Out Pierluisi

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Puerto Rico swore in Secretary of Justice Wanda Vásquez as governor, the island’s third in six days. The ceremony took place in San Juan […] Read More >

New Data Shows Deforestation Intensified In The Amazon

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: In comparison to July 2018, deforestation in the Amazon this past month grew by 278%, according to a study published by the National Institute for […] Read More >

U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela Now A Total Economic Embargo

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Today, the Trump administration is expected to announce “a total economic embargo” on Venezuela. With an executive order, the U.S. government has frozen all economic […] Read More >

Mexico Threatens Legal Action Against U.S. After El Paso Massacre

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said six Mexicans were among the casualties in El Paso and that seven others were injured. Foreign Minister Marcelo […] Read More >

Succession Uncertainty Looms As Rosselló Steps Down In Puerto Rico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Although disgraced Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation goes into effect at 5 pm today, the Puerto Rican legislature has delayed the confirmation of a new […] Read More >