Category: Today in Latin America

OAS Releases Report Condemning Honduran Human Rights Violations

Today in Latin America Top Story — A report released Monday from the Organization of American States (OAS) condemned the killings last month of three opponents to last June’s coup in […] Read More >

Cuban Government Calls Dissident Journalist’s Hunger Strike “Blackmail”

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Cuban government Monday lambasted the hunger strike of dissident journalist Guillermo Fariñas as “blackmail” and refused to release 26 political prisoners in […] Read More >

U.S.-Colombia Military Base Deal to Be Reviewed by Constitutional Court

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombia’s Constitutional Court will review a deal to allow U.S. military personnel greater access to seven military bases located throughout the country, according […] Read More >

Mexico City Gay Marriage Legalization Takes Effect

Today in Latin America Top Story — A law legalizing gay marriage in Mexico City took effect yesterday, with the city government granting a dozen of the first licenses. Judith […] Read More >

Clinton Visits Brazil to Discuss Support of Iran; Stops in Chile and Costa Rica

Today in Latin America Top Story — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in San José, Costa Rica this morning as part of her week long tour of Latin […] Read More >

Hillary Clinton Visits Earthquake-Ravaged Chile

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited earthquake-ravaged Chile on Tuesday morning, bringing 25 satellite phones and promising United States assistance during […] Read More >

Earthquake in Chile: Bachelet Deploys Military, Calls For International Aid As Damage Estimates Increase

Today in Latin America Top Story — With public security slackening and estimates of the damage from Chile’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake increasing, the Bachelet administration deployed 10,000 troops and called […] Read More >

Earthquake Measuring 8.8 Hits Chile; More Than 700 Deaths

Today in Latin America Top Story — An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile this weekend 70 miles from the city of Concepción, the country’s second largest metropolitan area. The earthquake, […] Read More >

Cousin of Colombian President Uribe Arrested For Alleged Ties With Paramilitaries

Today in Latin America Top Story — A former Colombian senator and second cousin of President Álvaro Uribe, Mario Uribe, was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he had links […] Read More >

Cuban Dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s Death Draws Attention To Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo from a hunger strike in protest against prison conditions on Tuesday has catapulted Cuba to […] Read More >