Category: Andes

Evo Morales Administration Nationalizes Power Companies on May Day

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized three power companies, a local electricity cooperative and a smelter plant this weekend. The nationalization of three […] Read More >

Peru’s Shining Path Kills Three In First Deadly Attack This Year, Police Say

Today in Latin America Top Story — The police said that rebels belonging to the Shining Path killed a police officer and two civilians who were eradicating coca crops in […] Read More >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] Read More >

Colombian Presidential Candidate Antanas Mockus Pulling Ahead, Poll Indicates

Today in Latin America Top Story — A recently released Colombian poll predicts that Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus would beat Juan Manuel Santos in a second round vote in […] Read More >

Climate Change Conference Participants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, To Propose Rights for Mother Earth

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a climate change conference in Cochabamba on Tuesday. More than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries are participating […] Read More >

Will Climate Change Affect El Niño?

As an alternative climate summit gets underway in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, many in the Andean region are wondering how they will cope with El Niño, a cyclical meteorological […] Read More >

Edwin Valero Found Dead In Jail Cell On Day of Venezuela’s Bicentennial

Today in Latin America Top Story — Boxing champion Edwin Valero was found hanged with his own clothes in his jail cell early Monday morning. The Venezuelan police said he […] Read More >

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. NEW YORK — Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of […] Read More >

Ecuador’s President Correa Calls for More Oil Revenue; Threatens To Nationalize Foreign Companies

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will push legislation to allow the expropriation of private oil companies from Spain, Brazil, Italy and China if […] Read More >

Colombia’s DAS Carried Out “Political Warfare” Against Journalist Hollman Morris, Files Indicate

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents posted to the Center of International Policy’s “Plan Colombia and Beyond” blog indicate that the Department of Administrative Security in Colombia coordinated […] Read More >