Category: Regions

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 >

Keiko Fujimori Was Ordered Back to Jail

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU : Right-wing opposition leader and presumed presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori was sent back to jail yesterday to complete a 36-month preventative sentence for obstruction of […] 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 >

Prelude

A Guest Opinion Jorge Rafael Videla didn’t come into power overnight in Argentina, nor did he start disappearing people by accident. It was the result of years of authoritarianism, violence […] Read More >

With or Without Paris, Brazilian Politics Sway Global Climate Change

This Sunday Brazilians will vote in the second round of a presidential election that has captured the world’s attention. The choice is between a representative of Brazil’s leftist Partido dos […] Read More >