Category: Regions

Warrants Served on Eve of 9-Month Anniversary of Marielle’s Murder

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Police served arrest, search, and seizure warrants yesterday related to the assassination of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was shot dead nine months […] Read More >

‘The fight belongs to everyone’: Former domestic workers in Mexico see themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

MEXICO CITY — In Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma,” the housekeeper, Cleo, cleans, cooks and cares for family members who aren’t her own. She is always there, but she is also […] Read More >

Peruvians Vote in Favor of Anti-Corruption Policies

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Peruvian voters approved three out of four anti-corruption measures in a referendum vote Sunday. The measures prohibit legislators from running for immediate re-election, create stricter […] Read More >

Odebrecht Peru signs deal with gove​rnment to continue operations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: On Saturday morning, the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht signed a deal with the Peruvian government that will allow it to operate in Peru, but not […] Read More >

Immigration Attorneys Challenged As More and More Children Need Legal Representation

NEW YORK- Lawyers at the Safe Passage Project in Manhattan are juggling more open immigration cases than ever before—and all of their clients are under the age of 21.    […] Read More >

Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s first elected female mayor was sworn into office yesterday. Sheinbaum is a member of Morena, the same party of Mexico’s new […] Read More >

Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his first Monday as president with a 7 a.m. press meeting. “Isn’t that a change that I am here, […] Read More >

Mexico inaugurates new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, assumed his role as Mexican president on Saturday, igniting discussions about migrants, abortion, military affairs, and corruption. […] Read More >

Migrant caravan finds local resistance in Tijuana

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Just one mile away from the U.S. border, the migrant caravan was received with a protest. Tijuana residents lambasted them and called the caravan an […] Read More >

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >