Category: Today in Latin America

Hillary Clinton In Haiti To Discuss Elections And Cholera Outbreak

Today in Latin America Top Story — United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. will not suspend aid to Haiti after meetings in the capital of […] Read More >

Judge Opens Investigation Into Death Of Salvador Allende

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Chilean judge opened the first official investigation into the death of former President Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist leader who died […] Read More >

Haitian Presidential Candidate Célestin Removed From Second Round Of Voting

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s ruling party said that its disputed presidential candidate Jude Célestin is being withdrawn from the second-round election, even though he is resisting […] Read More >

U.S. Authorities In Phoenix Break Up Gun Running Ring For Sinaloa Cartel

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. police arrested 17 people and broke up a gun running network that planned to send more than 700 firearms to drug cartels […] Read More >

Clinton Visits Mexico For Meeting With Calderón To Discuss Drug War

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Mexico Monday for trip to reinforce ties and voice support for the country’s ongoing drug […] Read More >

Préval Says Baby Doc Must Face Investigation In Haiti; No Comment On Elections

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haitian President René Préval said Saturday that ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier had every right to return home from exile, but must now […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez Won’t Give Up Decree Powers In Venezuela

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Thursday he won’t relinquish special legislative powers, which he hinted he might do earlier this week. Facing a […] Read More >

Suspect Arrested In Salvador Cabañas Shooting; Paraguayan Not Expected To Testify

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican police arrested the man who allegedly shot Paraguayan soccer player Salvador Cabañas in the head after an argument in a Mexico City […] Read More >

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Arrested In Haiti On Corruption Charges

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was charged with corruption and the theft of his country’s funds yesterday during a hearing before […] Read More >

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Returns To Haiti Amid Uncertain Political Climate

Today in Latin America Top Story — With Haiti’s political situation already chaotic, former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier unexpectedly returned to the country on Sunday. Duvalier ruled Haiti from […] Read More >