Category: Central America

National strike paralyzes Nicaragua ahead of new round of talks

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: A 24-hour national strike that began Thursday at midnight and ended last night paralyzed the streets of Nicaragua. It was organized by the opposition “Civic […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government and opposition blame each other for continuation of violence

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: At least five people died and 12 were injured in Nicaragua yesterday during the ongoing confrontations. Civil organizations reported the police conducted raids to […] Read More >

Nicaraguan bishops attempt to restart mediation between government and protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Yesterday, the  Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops met with President Daniel Ortega to restart talks aimed at finding a way to put an end to antigovernment  […] Read More >

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala erupts again creating panic but no new victims

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Volcán de Fuego erupted again yesterday afternoon: strong explosions threw ash more than 16,000 feet above sea level and moderate flows of lava spilled down […] Read More >

Death toll of Nicaraguan protests rises to 110 after six weeks of turmoil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: More than 110 people have been killed during six weeks of protests in Nicaragua. Opposition to a legislation aimed to cut pensions initially sparked the outrage, and […] Read More >

U.S. announces the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS-U.S.: The Trump Administration announced on Friday the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans in the United States, thereby requiring an estimated 57,000 people to either […] Read More >

May Day marches in Honduras turn violent

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS:  About 20,000 people, including ousted president Manuel Zelaya, marched in capital city of Tegucigalpa on May Day. The protests turned violent and anti-riot police used tear […] Read More >

63 dead in Nicaraguan protests, 15 disappeared: Rights group

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: An independent human rights group claimed yesterday that security forces killed 63 people during nationwide protests that started last week. According to the Permanent Commission […] Read More >

Nicaragua cancels social security changes after deadly protests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security proposal in Nicaragua yesterday following five days of violent protests that left more than 20 people dead, […] Read More >

In surprise show of support for marriage equality, Costa Rica elects ruling party candidate to presidency

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Carlos Alvarado Quesada was elected to the Costa Rican presidency yesterday, defeating Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz in a what had been billed as a referendum on marriage […] Read More >