Category: North America

Peruvians Vote in Favor of Anti-Corruption Policies

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Peruvian voters approved three out of four anti-corruption measures in a referendum vote Sunday. The measures prohibit legislators from running for immediate re-election, create stricter […] Read More >

Odebrecht Peru signs deal with gove​rnment to continue operations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: On Saturday morning, the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht signed a deal with the Peruvian government that will allow it to operate in Peru, but not […] Read More >

Immigration Attorneys Challenged As More and More Children Need Legal Representation

NEW YORK- Lawyers at the Safe Passage Project in Manhattan are juggling more open immigration cases than ever before—and all of their clients are under the age of 21.    […] Read More >

Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s first elected female mayor was sworn into office yesterday. Sheinbaum is a member of Morena, the same party of Mexico’s new […] Read More >

Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his first Monday as president with a 7 a.m. press meeting. “Isn’t that a change that I am here, […] Read More >

Mexico inaugurates new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, assumed his role as Mexican president on Saturday, igniting discussions about migrants, abortion, military affairs, and corruption. […] Read More >

Migrant caravan finds local resistance in Tijuana

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Just one mile away from the U.S. border, the migrant caravan was received with a protest. Tijuana residents lambasted them and called the caravan an […] Read More >

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 >