Category: Today in Latin America

300 People Quarantined on Ship Near St. Lucia After Measles Case Confirmed

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ST. LUCIA: On Tuesday, a cruise ship was quarantined off the coast of St. Lucia with 300 people aboard after a case of measles was confirmed. […] Read More >

From Scientists to Teachers, Latin Americans Take the Streets on May Day

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Several Latin American countries commemorated International Workers’ Day by carrying out street demonstrations to demand more equitable treatment in the workplace. In Argentina, thousands of […] Read More >

Protesters, Armed Military Join Guaidó as He Moves to Oust Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Opposition leader Juan Guaidó released a video from the Carlota military air base calling for the definitive end to the government of Nicolás Maduro with […] Read More >

Flanked by Armed Troops, Guaidó Enters Final Push to Oust Maduro

**Update: Early this morning, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the “final phase of Operation Freedom” to oust President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó took to the streets with […] Read More >

Trump Administration to Increase Military Presence, Fingerprint Collection at Border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Pentagon is expected to send 300 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, if a petition sent by the Department of Homeland Security […] Read More >

Brazil Sees Major Rainforest Loss, Study Says

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: A new study shows that millions of hectares of tropical forests in Brazil’s Amazon were lost in 2018. The main causes of these losses include […] Read More >

Over 1,000 Indigenous Brazilians Protest Rollback of Rights

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Over 1,000 Indigenous Brazilians camped outside of Congress in Brasilia yesterday to protest a rollback of Indigenous rights under President Jair Bolsonaro. The three-day campout […] Read More >

Venezuela Arrests 5 Men Suspected of Causing National Blackouts

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez has announced the arrest of five individuals deemed responsible for the March blackouts. Rodríguez said the government identified 19 total saboteurs […] Read More >

Mexican Police Conduct Largest Migrant Raid to Date

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexican police detained almost 500 migrants yesterday in the largest raid of a Central American caravan to date. As the 3,000 person caravan traveled through […] Read More >

Ecuador Orders Arrest of Former Chancellor Accused of WikiLeaks Connection

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: On Thursday, authorities announced that an Ecuadorian judge issued a pre-trial detention order on instigation charges for the country’s former foreign minister. Ricardo Patiño, who […] Read More >