Category: Today in Latin America

Brazilian Textbooks to Rewrite 1964 Military Dictatorship

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Education Minister Ricardo Vélez said school textbooks will be revised to give a positive angle to the 1964 coup that began a 21-year military dictatorship. […] Read More >

Brazil Hosts Latin America’s Largest Gun Fair

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro hosted Latin America’s largest gun fair on Tuesday with hundreds of companies and delegations in attendance, including the Brazilian vice president and […] Read More >

Colombian Police Attack Indigenous Protesters, at Least 1 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Negotiations between Indigenous leaders and the national government were delayed yesterday after the police killed at least one protester and gravely injured two others. According […] Read More >

Maduro Announces Plan to Ration Energy Amid Blackouts

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The government of President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30-day plan to ration energy. The measures, presented by Maduro on Sunday, lacked details but intend to […] Read More >

Trump Administration Cuts Aid to Northern Triangle Countries

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The Trump administration has vowed to cut funding to three Central American nations for having failed to avert migrants from crossing over to the United […] Read More >

Maduro Administration Bans Juan Guaidó from Public Office for 15 Years

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Yesterday, opposition leader Juan Guaidó was barred from public office for 15 years by the Venezuelan government. In an announcement on state television, state comptroller […] Read More >

Peruvian Officials Negotiate to End 51-Day Mining Town Strike

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Three government ministers traveled to the remote mining town of Fuerabamba yesterday to try and put an end to a 51-day long protest that has […] Read More >

Bolsonaro to Commemorate 20-Year Military Dictatorship

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro asked Brazil’s defense ministry to plan commemorations for the country’s military dictatorship at the end of March. March 31 will mark 55 […] Read More >

AMLO Asks Spain to Formally Apologize for the American Conquest

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) released a video yesterday requesting a formal apology from King Felipe VI of Spain for the conquest and murder […] Read More >

Brazilians Evacuate Minas Gerais Over Fear of Dam Collapse

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: On Saturday, the mining company Vale called for residents of the state of Minas Gerais to evacuate after reports that a dam in the region […] Read More >