Category: Today in Latin America

Earthquake in Chile: Bachelet Deploys Military, Calls For International Aid As Damage Estimates Increase

Today in Latin America Top Story — With public security slackening and estimates of the damage from Chile’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake increasing, the Bachelet administration deployed 10,000 troops and called […] Read More >

Earthquake Measuring 8.8 Hits Chile; More Than 700 Deaths

Today in Latin America Top Story — An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile this weekend 70 miles from the city of Concepción, the country’s second largest metropolitan area. The earthquake, […] Read More >

Cousin of Colombian President Uribe Arrested For Alleged Ties With Paramilitaries

Today in Latin America Top Story — A former Colombian senator and second cousin of President Álvaro Uribe, Mario Uribe, was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he had links […] Read More >

Cuban Dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s Death Draws Attention To Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo from a hunger strike in protest against prison conditions on Tuesday has catapulted Cuba to […] Read More >

Chávez and Uribe Squabble At Rio Group Summit; New Latin American and Caribbean Organization Created

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez engaged in a war or words on Monday at the Rio Group summit in […] Read More >

Rio Group To Create Hemispheric Organization Excluding U.S. And Canada

Today in Latin America Top Story — Latin American and Caribbean leaders met Monday in Mexico for the Rio Group summit, where they proposed to create a group that could […] Read More >

United States and Cuba Meet to Discuss Immigration Issues and Detained American Citizen

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. and Cuban officials held talks in Havana over the weekend that focused on improving government regulation of immigration between the two countries. […] Read More >

Argentina To Press Falkland Islands Claim At Rio Group Meeting And United Nations

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Argentine and British governments have become embroiled in a diplomatic dispute over access to the Falkland Islands that may play a significant […] Read More >

Sarkozy Becomes First French President to Visit Haiti; Promises $400 million in aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Haiti Wednesday, becoming the first French president to visit the country since it gained independence in 1804. Sarkozy […] Read More >

Haiti’s Earthquake More Damaging Than Originally Estimated, Study Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — A study released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Tuesday says that the damage from last month’s earthquake in Haiti could have caused […] Read More >