Category: Today in Latin America

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Deportations Continue as Central America Prepares for Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-CENTRAL AMERICA: Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s […] Read More >

Coronavirus Continues to Spread in Latin America

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: The World Health Organization officially labeled the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday as countries across the region ramped up health measures […] Read More >

AMLO Won’t Change Policy After Femicide Protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: According to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), two days of mass protests against femicides will not change his government’s policy on gender-based violence. In […] Read More >

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Thousands of Voting Machines Burned in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Venezuela’s National Election Authority (CNE) announced yesterday that its main warehouse burned down over the weekend. According to CNE President Tibisay Lucena, 582 civil registry […] Read More >

Latin Americans March on International Women’s Day

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Protestors across the region commemorated International Women’s Day yesterday, using the annual event to amplify demands to respond to gender-based violence, provide access to abortion, […] Read More >

Brazilians Call For Boycott of Companies that Support Bolsonaro’s Far-Right Policies

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazilians outraged by President Jair Bolsonaro and his policies called for boycotts of major companies that support the authoritarianism of his presidency. While Bolsonaro and […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Says Women Should Have Six Children

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: During a televised event promoting women’s reproductive health and a new healthcare plan, President Nicolás Maduro urged women to have “at least 6 children” in […] Read More >

Former Soldier Deported to Face War Crimes Charges in Guatemala

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: Gilberto Jordán, a former Guatemalan special forces soldier, was deported back to Guatemala on Tuesday after serving a ten-year prison sentence in the U.S. Jordán […] Read More >

Lawsuit Accuses ICE of Illegal Detention Before Hearings

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: A new class-action lawsuit accuses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of keeping nearly immigrants locked up instead of releasing them to wait for […] Read More >

Argentina and Colombia Weigh Legalizing Abortion

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA-COLOMBIA: Argentine President Alberto Fernández told the country’s congress that he will introduce a bill to legalize abortion within the next 10 days. Meanwhile, Colombia’s Constitutional […] Read More >