Category: Today in Latin America

Clinton’s Criticism Of Arizona Immigration Law Angers Governor Jan Brewer

Today in Latin America Top Story — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she was angry at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for comments she made during an interview with […] Read More >

Globovisión Owner Flees Venezuela After Chavéz’s Government Issues An Arrest Warrant

Today in Latin America Top Story — The majority-owner of Venezuelan news channel Globovisión, Guillermo Zuloaga, fled the country on Tuesday, in defiance of arrest warrants for usury and conspiracy […] Read More >

Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s Government Puts Limits On Cash Exchanges; Hopes To Hinder Drug Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — In an apparent attempt to stop drug cartels from laundering money, the Mexican government announced Tuesday strict limits on the exchange and deposit […] Read More >

Violence in Mexican Town Of Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Leaves 27 Dead; President Calderón Defends Anti-Drug Efforts

Today in Latin America Top Story — A surge of violence swept through Mexico Monday and left 27 people dead, including 10 federal police officers. In the western town of […] Read More >

Colombian Military Rescues Three Hostages Held By The FARC

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian security forces liberated three hostages who have been held by leftist guerrillas for nearly 12 years, government officials announced on Sunday, according […] Read More >

Video Emerges In The Shooting Of Mexican Boy By Border Agents; Elicits Criticism From Calderón

Today in Latin America Top Story — A cellphone video, released Thursday, appears to show a U.S. Border Patrol agent stopping several people attempting to cross the international border between […] Read More >

Colombian Colonel Alfonso Plazas Vega Sentenced To 30 Years For Forced Disappearances

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian Colonel Alfonso Plazas Vega was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, after being convicted of the forced disappearance of 11 […] Read More >

OAS To Send Delegation To Assess Political Situation In Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — The 40th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) voted on Tuesday to send a high-level delegation to Honduras in order […] Read More >

Colombia’s FARC Releases Video Of Five Hostages Asking Government To Negotiate With Rebels

Today in Latin America Top Story — Four police officers and one soldier, kidnapped by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, called on the government to make a deal with the left-wing rebel group […] Read More >

OAS Meeting Begins in Peru Amid Tensions Over Status of Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other dignitaries from throughout Latin America began a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) […] Read More >