Category: Today in Latin America

Latin American Teams Seek Glory As Women’s World Cup Begins

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Amid growing frustration with pay inequality and unfair labor practices, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins today in France. The eighth edition of this […] Read More >

Chilean Teachers March in Santiago In Favor Of Public Education

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The Chilean teachers’ guild has called for a mass protest in Santiago today. Representatives of the School of Professors (CP) are expected to join from […] Read More >

Congress Approves Immigration Bill Protecting ‘Dreamers’, TPS Holders

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Congress voted to approve an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants with the Deferred Action Childhood […] Read More >

US, Mexico Seek To Ratify Pact Amid Trade, Border Tensions

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials began talks towards the ratification process of the new multilateral trade pact known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this […] Read More >

Transgender Asylum Seeker Dies in ICE Custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: LGBT advocates reported that Johana Medina, a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador, died in a Texas hospital after being under the custody of Immigration […] Read More >

Honduran President, Target of DEA Investigation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Court documents show that president Juan Orlando Hernández has been the target of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigations since 2015. The probe into a “politically-connected […] Read More >

Private Wi-Fi To Become Legal In Cuba

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: In a historic first, Cuba will allow the privatization of wi-fi networks on the island. The decision was announced via Twitter by the Ministry of […] Read More >

Trade Union Calls For National Strike In Argentina

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: A national strike is on effect today in Argentina. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), the largest trade union in the country, called for a […] Read More >

Prison Riots in Northwestern Brazil Leave 57 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Violence in four state prison riots in northwestern Brazil left 57 inmates dead. 15 prisoners were found dead on Sunday and an additional 42 yesterday […] Read More >

“Moderate Seism” in the Peruvian Amazon Leaves 1 Dead, 18 Injured

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Yesterday, the U.S. Geological Survey registered a magnitude 8 earthquake that caused widespread damage in buildings and roads of towns in the Peruvian Amazon, reportedly […] Read More >