Category: Today in Latin America

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 >

Cuba Faces Food and Medicine Shortages Amid Developing Crisis

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Shortages have hit Cuba. Stores lack basics, like eggs, chicken, oil and rice, and essentials such as medicine often disappear for days or weeks. In […] Read More >

Facing Arrest, Peruvian Ex-President Alan García Kills Himself

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Former President Alan García shot himself yesterday when police arrived at his house to arrest him. The 69-year-old initially survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound to […] Read More >

Red Cross Delivers First Aid to Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Red Cross delivered its first shipment of humanitarian aid to Venezuela yesterday, just one week after securing permission to visit Venezuela’s prisons. The shipment […] Read More >

30 Bodies Discovered in Clandestine Grave in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: At least 30 bodies were discovered in clandestine burial sites in Cajeme, Sonora, this weekend. A volunteer search group, Guerreras Buscadoras, was accompanied by state […] Read More >

Trump Threatens ‘Sanctuary Cities’ with Releasing Detained Migrants

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: During a press conference held on Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to send migrants detained at the border to sanctuary cities across the United States. […] Read More >

After Assange Arrest in London, Ecuador’s Moreno Calls Him a ‘Spoiled Brat’

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Yesterday morning, Ecuador allowed police to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in its embassy in London after years of tense relations between the government and […] Read More >

Red Cross Secures Access to Venezuelan Prisons

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The International Committee of the Red Cross secured access to Venezuela’s prisons and permission to send humanitarian aid to the deeply divided country on Wednesday. […] Read More >

‘Crisis’ in Rio de Janeiro After Torrential Floods Kill 10

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: In Rio de Janeiro, heavy rains killed 10 civilians and devastated parts of the city yesterday. The rains began on Monday evening and resulted in […] Read More >

Costa Rica Reaches Agreement with Indigenous Groups After Land Rights Leader Killed

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COSTA RICA: The Costa Rican government reached an agreement with Indigenous peoples on security and territorial protection yesterday. In an official statement, the Office of the […] Read More >