Category: Today in Latin America

Bolsonaro Fires Health Minister as Brazil’s Death Toll Rises

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro fired Health Minister Luiz Enrique Mandetta after weeks of disputes over the handling of the coronavirus crisis. He will be replaced by […] Read More >

Puerto Ricans Protest Over Government’s Coronavirus Response

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Dozens of cars on Wednesday formed a caravan in front of the public television station WIPR as protesters denounced alleged corruption in the government’s […] Read More >

IMF Forecasts Unprecedented Economic Contraction

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: In its World Economic Outlook report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast the worst economic contraction on record in Latin America and the Caribbean. According […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Delays Presidential Election over Coronavirus Concerns

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Central Electoral Council postponed presidential and legislative elections yesterday because of public health concerns. The elections were originally scheduled for May 17, but […] Read More >

After Standoff with Mexico, OPEC Agrees on Production Cuts

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-MEXICO: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies reached a deal on Sunday to slash oil production 9.7 million barrels per day […] Read More >

Mexican Health Ministry Estimates Coronavirus Cases Top 26,000

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell explained in a press briefing that health officials estimate 26,000 people in Mexico have coronavirus. Mexico is using the sentinel […] Read More >

Honduras Seeks Land for Mass Graves in Case Coronavirus Deaths Surge

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The government asked mayors to identify plots of land that can be used for mass graves in case coronavirus deaths skyrocket and surpass the country’s […] Read More >

Ecuadorian Court Convicts Former President Rafael Correa of Bribery

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Former President Rafael Correa received an eight-year prison sentence on Tuesday. The National Court of Justice convicted Correa and 19 other people on bribery charges. […] Read More >

Latin America Faces Disadvantage in Race for Coronavirus Supplies

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The manufacturing company 3M announced a deal with the Trump administration on Monday to continue exporting N95 protective masks to Canada and Latin America. Trump […] Read More >

Mexico Projects Shortfall of Medical Staff

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced on Sunday that Mexico seeks to hire 19,000 doctors and nurses within the next two weeks to prepare […] Read More >