Category: Today in Latin America

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 >

Brazil’s Ex-President Temer Arrested on Corruption Charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Yesterday, former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested by federal police in São Paulo on corruption charges. Judge Marcelo Breitas issued the arrest warrant for […] Read More >

Indigenous Communities in Colombia Shut Down Pan-American Highway

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Iván Duque sent his interior minister to talk with a delegation from Indigenous communities after they shut down the Pan-American Highway eight days ago. […] Read More >

Trump, Bolsonaro Swap Praise, Soccer Jerseys at Washington Meeting

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro swapped praise and soccer jerseys at a White House meeting yesterday. The two men have […] Read More >

Cubans Take to Facebook to Air Grievances over New Visa Restrictions

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Yesterday, Cubans bombarded U.S. diplomats with complaints about new visa restrictions. More than 400 people wrote comments on the Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy […] Read More >

107 Detained in Anti-Government Protests in Nicaragua

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: On Saturday, 107 people were arrested for participating in demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega. Despite demonstrations being banned in September 2018, protesters took to the […] Read More >

Senate Blocks Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Twelve Republican Senators joined Democrats to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall yesterday. The Senate passed the […] Read More >

School Shooting Leaves 10 Dead in São Paulo Suburb

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: A school shooting in a suburb of São Paulo has left 10 dead, including the two attackers themselves. The shooters, two former students aged 17 […] Read More >

Ex-Police Officers Arrested in Killing of Marielle Franco in Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Two former police officers have been arrested for the murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco. Ronnie Lessa, a retired police officer, […] Read More >