Category: North America

Trial of Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo,” starts today in NYC

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.: The trial of Mexican kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, starts today with jury selection in Brooklyn, New York. The prosecution is expected to last up […] Read More >

Fleeing violence in Honduras, migrants enter U.S. political arena as midterms approach

A Facebook post on Oct. 5 by Honduran migrant advocate and former lawmaker Bartolo Fuentes helped spread news of a caravan on its way to the United States, prompting its […] Read More >

Rebranding NAFTA; new trade deal offers more of the same for Mexico

NEW YORK — When President Donald Trump announced the United States-Mexico Agreement, or USMCA, on October 1, its potential impact on Mexico was unclear. The deal’s predecessor, the North American […] Read More >

Venezuela Denies Funding Caravan

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE CARAVAN : Yesterday Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted U.S. Vice President Mike Pence over comments that Maduro’s government is responsible for funding the caravan of […] Read More >

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 >