Category: North America

How Can the UN Better Include Indigenous Peoples in Its Development Goals?: There’s An App For That

NEW YORK — “These are the people who can either choose to support us, or choose to destroy our lives and our lands with their international development projects?” This was […] Read More >

50th Anniversary Tlatelolco Massacre Protest

MEXICO CITY—The city center was paralyzed on Tuesday by the floods of mainly young people marching from the Plaza of the Three Cultures to the Zócalo, the two main squares […] Read More >

“Porros”: The Criminal Shock Groups Disrupting Student Protests in Mexico

In Mexico, violent groups likened to goon squads and criminal shock groups have rattled student protestors for decades. In the latest rash of violence, a large group of porros—Spanish slang […] Read More >

A year after María, 150 years after the Grito, Manhattanites march

Late at night a century and a half ago, hundreds of rebels against Spanish rule entered the town of Lares in the western part of Puerto Rico and captured the […] Read More >

Venezuela Under Fire at UN General Assembly

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, five South American presidents and the Canadian prime minister met to sign a joint letter […] Read More >

US president Trump announces new NAFTA deal before Mexican newly elected president takes office

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO-UNITED STATES-CANADA: U.S. President Trump announced yesterday that the United States and Mexico had reached a preliminary accord to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, […] Read More >

Brazil’s jailed former president Lula increases lead in presidential race

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: Two surveys, the first major polls since presidential candidacies were officially registered last week, both showed jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva […] Read More >

Murder rate in Mexico surpasses for the first time peak levels of 2011

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   MEXICO: A new report by the national statistics institute says that there were 31,174 murders in 2017. This is higher by 2,000 than what was […] Read More >

Trump administration failed to reunite all separated migrant children before court deadline

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   UNITED STATES: The Trump administration was not able to reunite by yesterday’s deadline711 of the children five and older separated from their parents under a […] Read More >

Watchdog group says killings of environmental activists rose worldwide with spikes in Mexico and Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   MEXICO-BRAZIL-HONDURAS: An indigenous community police officer was murdered in Mexico on Sunday in the community of Álvaro Obregón, in Juchitán, Oaxaca. The National Indigenous Congress […] Read More >