Category: Today in Latin America

Trial of Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo,” starts today in NYC

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.: The trial of Mexican kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, starts today with jury selection in Brooklyn, New York. The prosecution is expected to last up […] Read More >

AMLO affirms Supreme Court cannabis decision

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said yesterday that the government should respect the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the ban on recreational marijuana use. The court […] Read More >

Keiko Fujimori Was Ordered Back to Jail

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU : Right-wing opposition leader and presumed presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori was sent back to jail yesterday to complete a 36-month preventative sentence for obstruction of […] Read More >

Trump says he will end birthright citizenship

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump told Axios yesterday that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove birthright citizenship. His comments came days before […] Read More >

Brazilians organize in resistance after Bolsonaro’s victory

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: One day after Jair Bolsonaro won the presidential election, Brazilians began organizing resistance movements to protest the far-right leader. Yesterday morning two hashtags were trending […] Read More >

Ele Sim: Jair Bolsonaro becomes Brazil’s new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazilians have chosen Jair Bolsonaro as their new president. Bolsonaro, a far-right politician for the Social Liberal Party won with a 55.7 percent lead. Fernando […] Read More >

If Elected, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Will No Longer Exit Paris Agreement

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday that, if elected this Sunday, he will scrap his previous plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. […] Read More >

Venezuela Denies Funding Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE CARAVAN : Yesterday Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted U.S. Vice President Mike Pence over comments that Maduro’s government is responsible for funding the caravan of […] Read More >

Migrant caravan mourns death in Chiapas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The immigrant caravan stopped in the Mexican town of Huixtla yesterday to mourn the death of one of its travelers, who had died in a […] Read More >

Critics call Bolsonaro’s and son’s comments undemocratic

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and his son are under fire for separate controversial comments leading up to the run-off election Sunday. The candidate Bolsonaro […] Read More >