Category: Regions

Trump appeals to taxpayers for border wall funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: In the first oval office speech of his presidency, President Donald Trump yesterday attempted to move public opinion in support of funding a “barrier” at […] Read More >

Brazil’s New President Marks 1st Week in Office with Conservative Reforms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Less than a week after taking office on New Year’s Day, President Jair Bolsonaro followed through with many of his campaign pledges, including conservative social […] Read More >

Asylum Seekers Will Be Sent Back To Wait In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Amid a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that migrant asylum seekers will be sent back […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula Stays In Prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The chief justice of the Supreme Court overruled a decision yesterday that could have freed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from prison. Lawyers […] Read More >

Protests arise after Guatemalan girl dies in U.S. custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Protests have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border after a seven-year-old girl who traveled north from Guatemala died in custody. As part of a […] Read More >

Warrants Served on Eve of 9-Month Anniversary of Marielle’s Murder

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Police served arrest, search, and seizure warrants yesterday related to the assassination of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was shot dead nine months […] Read More >

‘The fight belongs to everyone’: Former domestic workers in Mexico see themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

MEXICO CITY — In Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma,” the housekeeper, Cleo, cleans, cooks and cares for family members who aren’t her own. She is always there, but she is also […] Read More >

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 >