Category: Andes

Ollanta Humala Proposes A Nationalist Program As A Response To Globalization

NEW YORK – Nationalism offers Peru the best way of accommodating itself to an increasingly globalized world, presidential candidate for the Peruvian Nationalist Party Ollanta Humala said Thursday. Speaking at […] Read More >

Peruvian Intellectual Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday due in part for his writings about political corruption in […] Read More >

Ecuador Detains 46 Police Officers; Obama Calls Correa To Ask For Calm

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Ecuadoran government detained 46 police officers who allegedly participated in last week’s revolt against President Rafael Correa in which five people died […] Read More >

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency; Rafael Correa Calls Protests “Coup d’État”

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Ecuadoran government declared a state of emergency Thursday after protests by police officers and members of the military turned ugly and sent […] Read More >

Marches And Protests In Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela: “Towards The Conquest Of Public Space” (Photo Essay)

CARACAS — It has been almost twelve years since Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías assumed the presidency in Venezuela. Twelve years of speeches, protests, conflict and change. “The People” of Venezuela […] Read More >

Colombia’s Senator Cordoba Booted For Alleged FARC Links

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombia’s inspector general kicked out a controversial senator Monday and barred her from public service for 18 years due to her alleged links […] Read More >

UPDATE: Chávez’s Allies Win Majority Of Seats, But Opponents Gain Spots

Allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won the majority of races in Sunday’s general elections, but the opposition won enough to secure one-third of the National Assembly seats needed to […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at a rally on Thursday.

Venezuela Votes In General Election; Both Sides Claiming Victory As Polls Close

Today in Latin America Top Story — Shortly after polls closed Sunday night in Venezuela, the country’s ruling party claimed victory in the legislative elections. Leaders from the United Socialist Party […] Read More >

FARC Leader “Mono Jojoy” Killed In Colombian Military Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian government said Thursday that it killed one of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia  (FARC) most senior leaders. The commander known […] Read More >

Colombian Military Kills 22 FARC Rebels; Santos Praises Attacks

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian military killed 22 left-wing guerrillas Sunday during an offensive that involved an aerial raid and ground troops near the country’s border […] Read More >