Category: Regions

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

This article was originally reported for and published in Spanish in La Liga Contra el Silencio. It was translated into English by the author. View the Spanish version here.   […] Read More >

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 >