Category: Regions

Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s first elected female mayor was sworn into office yesterday. Sheinbaum is a member of Morena, the same party of Mexico’s new […] Read More >

Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his first Monday as president with a 7 a.m. press meeting. “Isn’t that a change that I am here, […] Read More >

Mexico inaugurates new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, assumed his role as Mexican president on Saturday, igniting discussions about migrants, abortion, military affairs, and corruption. […] Read More >

Migrant caravan finds local resistance in Tijuana

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Just one mile away from the U.S. border, the migrant caravan was received with a protest. Tijuana residents lambasted them and called the caravan an […] Read More >

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 >