Category: Regions

Mexican Government Raises Figure For Drug War Deaths For Second Time In Four Months

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican government said Tuesday that 28,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderón initiated an offensive against the country’s drug cartels […] Read More >

Colombia-Venezuela Conflict Discussed At Mercosur Meeting; Chávez Will No Longer Attend

Today in Latin America Top Story — A meeting of Mercosur, the South American regional trading bloc, has become the latest forum for a feud between the governments of Venezuela […] Read More >

Mexico And Chile Recognize Honduran Government; OAS Report Influences Decision

Today in Latin America Top Story — A year after the coup that overthrew Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Latin American countries are beginning to recognize the new government in larger […] Read More >

Alleged Mexican Drug Lord Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel Killed During Military Raid

Today in Latin America Top Story — An alleged top leader in Mexico’s violent Sinaloa drug cartel was killed Thursday by the Mexican military during a raid on a safehouse in […] Read More >

Film Spotlights Child Immigrants’ Lonely Journey North

NEW YORK — Thousands of child migrants travel alone each year, some not tall enough to reach the trains they jump on, to get to the United States. Their story […] Read More >

OAS Asks State Department To Reconsider Colombian Journalist’s Visa Application

NEW YORK — The Organization of American States asked the U.S. State Department last week to reconsider its rejection of Colombian journalist Hollman Morris’ visa, the Colombian press reports. Hollman […] Read More >

Venezuela Cuts Ties With Colombia; Orders Diplomats to Leave the Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia Thursday, as the dispute between the two countries escalated. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made […] Read More >

IMF Cancels Haiti’s $268 Million Debt

Today in Latin America Top Story — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved Wednesday the cancellation Haiti’s $268 million outstanding debt. On top of the debt cancellation, the IMF’s executive […] Read More >

Guatemalan Women May Become Special Asylum Group

NEW YORK — In a few weeks, female Guatemalan asylum seekers might know whether their applications hold better odds. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a […] Read More >

Car Bomb And Mass Shooting Escalate Mexico’s Drug War Over The Weekend

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico experienced another wave of violence over the weekend that began with the first reported car bomb attack related to the country’s ongoing […] Read More >