Category: North America

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 >

Marichuy: Weaving the Resistance Beyond the Mexican Elections

  A few days before Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s landslide victory as president-elect of Mexico and as he addressed the people of Guerrero and Michoacán, an early opponent, one backed […] Read More >

Mexico’s leftist López Obrador wins presidency by overwhelming victory

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador won yesterday Mexico’s presidency after he moderated his most radical proposals in his third bid for his country’s leadership. […] Read More >

122 Mexican politicians have been killed ahead of Sunday’s polls

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexicans will go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, federal lawmakers, nine governors and more than 3,000 regional and local posts in […] Read More >