Category: Today in Latin America

Former Head of Honduran Police Charged with Drug Trafficking

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: United States Federal prosecutors announced drug trafficking charges against Juan Carlos “El Tigre” Bonilla Valladares, former head of the Honduran National Police. These are the […] Read More >

Femicides in Peru Increase During Coronavirus Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) reported an increase in gender-based violence cases since the start of the coronavirus quarantine. At least seven […] Read More >

Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation Into Bolsonaro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The Supreme Court authorized an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro’s alleged police interference. Supreme Court Justice José Celso de Mello stated in his decision on […] Read More >

Ceasefire With Colombian Rebel Group to End Friday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The National Liberation Army (ELN) announced yesterday that they will resume military activity on Friday after a month-long ceasefire. The country’s largest rebel group had […] Read More >

Brazil Justice Minister Resigns, Accuses President of Police Interference

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Justice Minister Sérgio Moro resigned Friday and accused President Jair Bolsonaro of interfering in federal criminal investigations. At a press conference, Moro said that he […] Read More >

Ecuador has confirmed 2,758 cases of the new coronavirus and 98 deaths as of Wednesday night, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Photo courtesy of DEZALB from Pixabay.

Coronavirus Death-toll in Ecuador Continues to Rise

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases doubled in one day after delayed test results were taken into account. Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said in […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Grants Civil Immunity to Medical Workers During Pandemic

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez signed an executive order on Wednesday granting hospitals and medical personnel civil immunity from damages due to claims stemming from alleged […] Read More >

Trump to Sign Executive Order Pausing Immigration

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today pausing immigration to the U.S. for 60 days. Trump tweeted the decision to “stop immigration” […] Read More >

Chile Will Issue Coronavirus Immunity Cards

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Health officials confirmed plans yesterday to be the first country to issue coronavirus “immunity passports,” which would allow individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to […] Read More >

Ecuador’s COVID-19 Death Toll Higher Than Previously Thought

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Officials released new figures for coronavirus-related deaths, which suggest that the death count is significantly higher than previously estimated. The data show that since March […] Read More >