Category: This Week in Latin America

Nayib Bukele

Senior El Salvador Official Resigns Amid Cover-Up Allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: Vice Minister of Security Mauricio Arriaza Chicas resigned amid allegations of scheming to cover up financial wrongdoing by the government, President Nayib Bukele announced […] Read More >

Record Number of Colombian Leaders Were Killed This Year

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Another Colombian social leader was assassinated on Monday, bringing the number of community leaders murdered this month to 10 in just seven days. According to […] Read More >

U.S. Extends Temporary Migration Status for Honduras After Deadly Hurricanes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES/HONDURAS: U.S. federal officials agreed to prolong temporary migration protections for Hondurans living in the United States following the two devastating hurricanes that battered the […] Read More >

Maduro Voting 12/6/20

Maduro Claims Victory in Venezuela Elections Boycotted by Opposition

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro claimed a sweeping victory in Sunday’s legislative elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties. The elections flipped the National Assembly, […] Read More >

Ecuador and the United States to Begin Commercial Relationship

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Ecuador and the United States will sign an agreement next Tuesday to start negotiating commercially and develop their relationship. Iván Ontaneda, the minister of production, […] Read More >

Cuban Security Forces Detain Artists Who Organized Protest

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Government security forces placed several artists and activists under house arrest on Wednesday. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Claudia Genlui Hidalgo and Iliana Hernández were detained […] Read More >

Mexican Officials Aren’t Reporting COVID-19 Cases in Migrant Detention Centers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Documents obtained by Animal Político from freedom of information requests show that 52 detained migrants tested positive for COVID-19 between June 15 and Oct. 21. […] Read More >

Brazil Reports Record Amount of Deforestation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazil’s national space research agency, INPE, reported on Monday that the country reached a 12-year high in deforestation in 2020. Over 2.7 million acres were […] Read More >

Maradona Street Art

Maradona’s Doctor Is Under Investigation Following the Football Star’s Death

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Authorities announced on Sunday that Diego Maradona’s doctor is under investigation to establish if there was negligence in the football legend’s treatment. Argentine police searched […] Read More >

Former President of Panama Will Face New Trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PANAMA: Panama’s High Court of Appeal annulled an August 2019 sentence that acquitted former President Ricardo Martinelli of illegal wiretapping and corruption, and ruled he face […] Read More >