Category: This Week in Latin America

Chilean truckers rally against Venezuelan migration

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Truckers in the north of Chile on Friday set up roadblocks to protest insecurity they attribute to undocumented migration in the region. The truckers’ […] Read More >

Contaminated cocaine kills 24 in Buenos Aires

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Authorities in Buenos Aires informed that at least 24 people have died since Wednesday as a result of a contaminated batch of cocaine. Over […] Read More >

Xiomara Castro inaugurated as Honduras’ first female president

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Honduras’ first woman president, Xiomara Castro was sworn in on Thursday at the national soccer stadium in Tegucigalpa. During her inaugural address, Castro expressed […] Read More >

Peru declares environmental emergency due to major oil spill

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: The Peruvian government declared an environmental emergency on Thursday, five days after waves generated by the Tonga volcano eruption caused an oil spill on […] Read More >

US to re-implement border policy forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Joe Biden’s administration announced on Thursday that it will resume the controversial Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico […] Read More >

US to revoke terrorist designation of Colombia’s FARC

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist […] Read More >

Planned opposition protests in Cuba flop

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Anti-government protests planned for last Monday by online group ‘Archipiélago’ failed to materialize. The group cited the heavy police presence in the streets as […] Read More >

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera impeached

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastian Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members of […] Read More >

Daniel Ortega set to secure re-election in Nicaragua

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega seeks his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stands a greater chance of […] Read More >

Mass protests in Ecuador after hike in fuel prices

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. The […] Read More >