Category: Today in Latin America

UNASUR Summit Criticizes Arizona Immigration Law, Elects Kirchner New Secretary-General

Today in Latin America Top Story — Heads of state from South America met yesterday outside of  Buenos Aires, Argentina for a summit meeting of the Union of South American […] Read More >

Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay Discuss How to Combat Drug Trafficking

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Brazil and Paraguay met on Monday at the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero to discuss how to address the […] Read More >

Evo Morales Administration Nationalizes Power Companies on May Day

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized three power companies, a local electricity cooperative and a smelter plant this weekend. The nationalization of three […] Read More >

House Panel Discusses Bill To Lift Cuban Travel Ban, Ease Embargo

Today in Latin America Top Story — Human rights and business groups asked Congress Thursday to relax the embargo against Cuba by passing a bipartisan bill that would allow for […] Read More >

Peru’s Shining Path Kills Three In First Deadly Attack This Year, Police Say

Today in Latin America Top Story — The police said that rebels belonging to the Shining Path killed a police officer and two civilians who were eradicating coca crops in […] Read More >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] Read More >

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Sends 1,000 Troops and Police To Suppress Rebel Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sent an additional 1,000 troops and police Monday to the country’s borders with Brazil and Bolivia to track down […] Read More >

Colombian Presidential Candidate Antanas Mockus Pulling Ahead, Poll Indicates

Today in Latin America Top Story — A recently released Colombian poll predicts that Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus would beat Juan Manuel Santos in a second round vote in […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Worries Mexican Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican Foreign Ministry protested on Wednesday against a proposed Arizona law that would allow police greater authority to detain suspected undocumented immigrants […] Read More >

Climate Change Conference Participants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, To Propose Rights for Mother Earth

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a climate change conference in Cochabamba on Tuesday. More than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries are participating […] Read More >