Category: Today in Latin America

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Cause Massive Flooding in Southeast U.S.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BAHAMAS/UNITED STATES: Hurricane Dorian continued to devastate the Bahamas last night, as the storm made its way towards the southeastern United States. At least five people […] Read More >

5 Killed as Hurricane Dorian Hits Bahamas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BAHAMAS: At least five people have been reported dead in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian made landfall Sunday. The Category 4 storm ravaged the island as […] Read More >

Category 5 Dorian Makes Landfall in the Caribbean

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN/UNITED STATES: Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the northern Bahamas yesterday afternoon, dragging record-breaking winds across the Abaco Islands. With wind speeds of more than 185 […] Read More >

Salvadoran Court Rules On Murder Retrial Against Rape Victim

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA EL SALVADOR: A woman accused of aggravated murder after delivering a stillborn baby, following a pregnancy that resulted from rape, will hear the verdict of her […] Read More >

Argentina’s Economic Volatility Forces Macri To Decree Targeted Tax Relief

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: After a resounding loss at the ballot over the weekend, President Mauricio Macri has enacted a new set of temporary economic measures that serve as […] Read More >

Mexican Women Decry Abuse By Police In The Wake Of Rape Allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Feminist groups protested this past Monday what they consider “a lack of political will” to confront violence against women following two rapes against teenagers, decrying that […] Read More >

New Trump Rule Aims To Limit Legal Immigration

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: A new immigration policy seeks to favor wealthier immigrants and deny green cards to many migrants who use public assistance like Medicaid and food […] Read More >

Conservative Giammattei Elected New President of Guatemala

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The second round of presidential elections took place yesterday, with Sandra Torres, of centrist National Unity of Hope (UNE), running up against Alejandro Giammattei, of […] Read More >

National Mobilization Calls For Honduran President To Resign

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: Former president Manuel Zelaya and his political organization, Free (‘Libre’), have convened a “permanent mobilization” in Tegucigalpa and around the country today, urging President Juan […] Read More >

Vásquez In As Puerto Rican Governor After Court Rules Out Pierluisi

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Puerto Rico swore in Secretary of Justice Wanda Vásquez as governor, the island’s third in six days. The ceremony took place in San Juan […] Read More >