Category: Regions

Puerto Rico names third power company CEO in a week

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   PUERTO RICO: The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has had three CEOs in just over a week, five since last November when Hurricane Maria tore […] Read More >

Nicaraguan government takes back rebel city of Masaya by force

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: Ahead of the celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on Thursday, the government of current president and former Sandinista leader Daniel […] Read More >

Colombian former rebel rejects Congress seat to protest unfulfilled peace process

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   COLOMBIA: Iván Márquez, the former chief negotiator of the FARC, confirmed yesterday that he renounces one of the 10 Congress seats that the former rebels […] Read More >

Turmoil continues in Nicaragua, up to 12 died over the weekend

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   NICARAGUA: After a day of national strike, police forces tried to vacate the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua which has been occupied by students during […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula is acquitted of one of seven remaining corruption charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   BRAZIL: Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted yesterday in one of the seven corruption cases he is facing. He is in prison […] Read More >

Ecuador upholds sentence against Chevron, New York state disbars representing lawyer for bribery

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR: Thehighest court upheld a sentence that requires U.S. oil giant Chevron to pay $9.5 billion in damages for decades polluting the rainforest. Oil operations […] Read More >

Colombia signs law to allow collective demobilization of criminal gangs

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law on Monday paving the way for the surrender of criminal gangs that allows for a reduction of sentences […] 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 >

The U.S. menaced Ecuador into backing off U.N. breast-milk resolution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR-UNITED STATES: The United States strong-armed Ecuador into backing off from proposing a resolution to promote breast-feeding during the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly at […] Read More >

Nicaragua government opens blocked roads but leaves 14 dead after day of confrontations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Pro-government forces made up of police and paramilitary militias raided the areas of Diriamba and Jinotepe, 13 miles from the opposition bastion of Masaya, as a […] Read More >