Category: Today in Latin America

US to Send Warships to the Caribbean to Curb Drug Trafficking

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-CARIBBEAN: President Donald Trump said the United States is sending warships to the Caribbean to halt drug trafficking. Trump said it is an effort to […] 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.

Ecuadorian Authorities Slow to Remove the Deceased from Homes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The country faces a public health crisis as medical facilities run out of space for COVID-19 patients and families have to wait for days for morgues […] Read More >

Trump Administration Proposes Transitional Government in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA: The Trump administration announced that it is willing to lift sanctions against Venezuela if President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó step aside […] Read More >

Caribbean Countries Adopt Measures to Stop Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Caribbean countries are seeing an increase in cases and implementing stricter quarantine regulations. The highest death toll in the Caribbean is in the Dominican Republic, […] Read More >

Bolsonaro Continues to Downplay Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to fire health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta if he criticizes the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Estado de […] Read More >

Maduro Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA: U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro. At a press conference on Thursday, Barr, along with the head of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Will Test Brazil and Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO-BRAZIL: Attention has turned to the response to the coronavirus in Latin America’s two most populous nations. While countries like Argentina and El Salvador quickly ordered […] Read More >

Court Dates Postponed for Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Justice Department will postpone all hearings that are part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” The decision is […] Read More >

Deportations to Central America Raise Concerns of Coronavirus Spread

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-GUATEMALA: Two migrants who were deported from the United States deplaned in Guatemala with high fevers, raising concerns about U.S. immigration policy during the coronavirus pandemic. […] Read More >

Colombia Prison Protests Over Sanitary Conditions Leave 23 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: More than 23 prisoners died over the weekend at La Modelo, a prison in Bogotá, during protests over poor sanitary conditions in the context of […] Read More >