Category: This Week in Latin America

UNASUR Creates $300 Million Fund To Aid Haiti’s Recovery At Meeting In Quito

Today in Latin America Top Story — South American leaders met in Quito, Ecuador Tuesday to create a $300 million fund to aid Haiti in the country’s recovery process. The […] Read More >

Mexican Drug War: Suspected Tijuana Cartel Leaders Raydel López Uriarte, Manuel García Simentel Arrested

Today in Latin America Top Story –The Mexican authorities arrested Raydel López Uriarte and Manuel García Simentel, allegedly the two remaining leaders of the Tijuana narcotrafficking cartel. Manuel is suspected […] Read More >

Laura Chinchilla Becomes First Woman President in Costa Rica

Today in Latin America Top Story — Costa Rica elected the country’s first female president Sunday, as Laura Chinchilla won the election with 47 percent of the vote, according to […] Read More >

Deposed Haitian Leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s Assets Frozen In Switzerland

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Switzerland froze approximately $4.6 million from the family of former Haitian leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier that was held in Swiss banks. The […] Read More >

New Paramilitary Groups On The Rise In Colombia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paramilitary successor groups in Colombia have become a major threat to Colombia’s economy and human rights record, according to a report issued by […] Read More >

Shootout In Mexico Leaves Eight People Dead

Today in Latin America Top Story – A shootout in the northern Mexican city of Torreón that began in a shopping mall and continued onto a highway left eight people […] Read More >

Venezuela And Russia Partner To Develop Oil Field In Orinoco Region

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russia signed a deal with Venezuela to jointly develop an oil field in the country’s Orinoco River region, according to Business Week. Work […] Read More >