Category: North America

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

Key-Witness In Colombia Odebrecht Scandal was Poisoned

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HEADLINES FROM THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE COLOMBIA: A dead key witness in a Colombian fraud scandal involving Odebrecht is now being investigated for poisoning. Jorge Enrique Pizano […] Read More >

Rains in Chile Destroy About 85% of Desert Microorganisms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE:  In the last three years, the Atacama Desert has registered rains it hadn’t for over 500 years prior, causing a great devastation in up to […] Read More >

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission is worried about Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released a report on Brazil yesterday expressing “deep concerns” over human rights. The group, which is part of the Organization […] Read More >

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 >